SAVE THE BLACKFOOT SWIMMING POOL
For many reasons...……...
THE BLACKFOOT SWIMMING POOL
A Bit of Background
The 'Save the Swimming Pool Committee' members are driven by a single goal; to do our part in saving a community gem.
We strongly believed in wholesome recreational activity for people of all ages in our community.
Not only is swimming one of the best exercises for the body, but, considering the extent of the beautiful lakes, rivers, and ponds in Idaho, it’s extremely important kids learn to swim at an early age so they can be as safe as possible around our waterways.
When the Blackfoot Municipal Swimming Pool first opened to the public on April 2, 1973, it was hailed as the “best facility in the region” and an “architectural masterpiece.” For 45 years, thousands upon thousands of people have benefitted from the indoor swimming pool and a wide range of activities have been offered at the pool, including everything from swimming and diving to fly-casting, and scuba diving.
The 'Save the Swimming Pool Committee' is dedicated to promote a Levy for the establishment of a Bingham County Recreation District intended to provide the funds necessary to re-open and upgrade the Pool, a much desired resource that will benefit the children, youth, and families of Eastern Idaho, and continue to promote healthy living, community recreation and fun, and family togetherness for many years to come.
Committee Meetings are scheduled each Thursday at 6:00pm @ 280 Cedar Street
Everyone is welcome to attend!!
We now have enough signatures to get the Recreation District Levy on the Nov Ballot
Our group is now working on next steps...…..
For questions or comments, please send them to..
Thanks for your support!!
NOT BONDING AND BORROWING.....BUT SAVING AND BUILDING
The estimated annual cost to the taxpayer is a tax of $40.00 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value, per year.
The Tax Levy for the Recreation District would be 4 mills (.04%). The maximum allowed by law is .06%. The Levy would generate approximately $550k per year and would include Firth, Snake River and Blackfoot School Districts. Unlike the Bond, no interest is incurred. In fact, interest will be earned on funds on deposit.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE LEVY PASSES?
The Recreation District will be administered by a Board of Representatives elected within the Levy District. The District Board will prioritize improvements and authorize expenditures to expedite pool re-opening to meet all appropriate safety requirements. The Board will oversee the pool operation, decisions and oversight of the funds that are invested into the pool. The revenue limitations will prescribe the repair and replacement schedule. Based on current calculations, the committee anticipates that it will take approximately 2 years to re-open.
The Recreation District may be eligible for additional federal grant funds once it is re-opened to assist in upgrades.
The 'Save the Pool Committee' is encouraged with the move forward to form and pass a Bingham County Recreation District to allow all of our Citizens an opportunity to participate in the support of our local indoor pool. We are asking that all registered voters vote "YES" in November to provide everyone in the County the opportunity to vote on the future of our Pool.
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Get in touch with Save The Blackfoot Swimming Pool to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.