Chillicothe Council heard complaints and offers of assistance on opening the city pool.
After Mayor Everson said the city was done wrestling with the issue of the city pool - and that he had decided it would not be opened this season - several speakers in the public participation segment offered alternatives.
Former council president Alan Davis had sent an open email about what he saw as the financial truth about pool finances.
He is confident the pool could be opened and operated...if repairing its gutters can wait one more year. (His letter is attached below.)
Kevin Ross, owner of Triple Crown Family Fun Center (formerly Triple Crown Sports), offered support to make the pool a possibility - whether leasing it with help from the YMCA, and / or making donations towards its operation with help from other donors.
Ross said there has been confusion over communications about the issue since January, but he is still wiling to work with the city.
Councilman Jeremy Siberell immediately suggested an open informal meeting for supporters to talk with the city, which was decided to be 5 p.m. Wednesday at Triple Crown, on North Plaza Boulevard off North Bridge Street. Siberell also offered $200 of his own money to help.
Lack of city action on a neglected property at 515 Linn Street also occupied much of the public participation segment.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils
view Davis' letter