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Sherbrook Pool months away from opening again

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The 83-year-old Sherbrook pool was unexpectedly closed Nov. 29, 2012 as a safety precaution after city officials were concerned columns supporting the roof were insecure and the roof could collapse.

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The 83-year-old Sherbrook pool was unexpectedly closed Nov. 29, 2012 as a safety precaution after city officials were concerned columns supporting the roof were insecure and the roof could collapse.

It will be another 10-12 months before the Sherbrook Pool is re-opened.

Planning and property director Barry Thorgrimson told a civic committee this morning that contractors are now reviewing the facility in preparation for submitting quotes on tenders for mechanical and electrical work.

The pool was hurriedly shut down over a year ago, on concerns the columns supporting the roof were not stable.

There was a groundswell of public support to save the facility, despite opposition from civic administration that it would be too costly and a waste of resources on an outdated and under-used pool.

Council approved funds in the 2014 to refurbish the pool, which includes a new roof, electrical and mechanical system, and an upgraded pool deck.

 

aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

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