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Posted on: February 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Hartford Pool Committee

Term: The term of this committee shall end upon completion of the charge; not later than November 6, 2018.

Constitution:  This advisory committee will be constituted of eight Town of Hartford citizen members. Five shall be members of the community appointed by the Selectboard. One member shall be a representative of the Parks & Recreation Commission. One member shall be a representative of the Field and Facility Use Committee. Each of those members shall have equal weight in discussion and voting. The Director of Parks & Recreation shall be a non-voting member of the committee.

Charge:  To evaluate concerns and issues with current Town pool; explore future needs; and provide recommendations for a way ahead for an aquatic experience within the Town.

Develop a Report for the Selectboard and the Community that Includes:

Comprehensive evaluation of the existing pool facility.

Recommendations based on the facility evaluation but also based on the support from the community. Recommendations should include:

Renovation of existing facility to address leaking gutter and pool shell structure.

Renovation of existing facility to address renovation and added water features.

Closing pool all together and demolish facility.

Determine other aquatic facility options and possible locations.

Design and build a new pool on the existing site.

Additional option, if presented, based on committee and public input.

Discussion on whether or not Hartford should be in the municipal aquatic experience business 

Report Contents Continued:

Provide options to the Parks & Recreation Commission and then, following review, a final report to the Selectboard.

Proposed options should include estimated costs and conceptual designs.

Identify potential funding options for all options.

Explore the retention of professional services to complete an Aquatic Facility Audit or Evaluation of the Sherman Manning Pool.  The audit should be performed by a qualified firm that specializes in outdoor pool facilities.  Remaining funds from the Swimming Budget could be used to help fund the audit.  

The purpose of the audit would be to validate existing reported conditions and provide further the overall evaluation of the facility and its future as an outdoor aquatic facility.  The firm would work with the committee to determine the desired support for an aquatic facility and identify the needs.  The report should provide several options for existing structure renovation, rehabilitation and/or new construction.

Review the firms interested in performing the audit.

It is recommended that public meetings be scheduled for the firms to present proposal of comparable work and to provide the information necessary for selecting the best qualified firm.  

Participate in audit by attending meetings and participating in information collecting exercises.

Provide input regarding the needs of the community for a pool facility or other aquatic options.

Participate in the presentation of the final report completed by the pool audit firm.

To provide regular, every 60-90 days, updates to the Selectboard in person or in writing.

To conduct a final out brief of their activity and recommendations to the Selectboard Not Later Than August 28, 2018.


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