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Ogden School Distict asking tax payers to fund repairs to pools

OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Ogden school district's pools are in desperate need of some work. Problems at the pools inside Ogden and Ben Lomond high schools are are so bad, Ogden's pool closed indefinitely last week. Now the district is asking Ogden's tax payers to fix the problems.
OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Ogden school district's pools are in desperate need of some work. Problems at the pools inside Ogden and Ben Lomond high schools are are so bad, Ogden's pool closed indefinitely last week. Now the district is asking Ogden's tax payers to fix the problems.

The Ogden High School swimming pool has seen better days.

Stacey Briggs, Ogden High School Principal, said, "It has been seriously leaking for a long, long time."

Just last week kids were swimming, ladies doing water aerobics; but Monday it was empty.

Briggs said, "The pool facility has been aging and it needs to be retrofitted and brought to code."

Both Ogden and Ben Lomond high school's pools were built in the 70s, the facilities have been used by the community and the school district for nearly 50 years.

Briggs said, "It is a great way for us to be connected with the community."

But the $260,000 a year bill the district is paying to run the pool, is simply too much so they closed Ogden High School's pool last week.

Donna Corby, from the district, said, "The pool itself needs quite a bit of work along with the return system, the pipes and the drains; all of the infrastructure that help keep the pool running."

But the district wants this pool to open for the students and the community; to do that, the district is asking for help.

The Ogden School Board will present the issue of keeping the pools open through a referendum to the taxpayers of Ogden. This referendum would increase the voted local levy on an average Ogden home (value of $120,200) by about $20-25 per year, or less than $2.10 per month.

Voters will decide in June 25 if they will pay for the repairs.



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