Seniors rise up to save their pool

  • Article by: MARY JANE SMETANKA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 14, 2012 - 2:34 PM

They're taking their case to the city of Edina following a consultant's suggestion that the pool they use at Edinborough Park be filled in to make more room for kids.

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wrongwyFeb. 15, 12 3:04 PM

When the seniors find a potential $400 or more tax increase from the "technology" referendum for students on their tax bill, they'll have even more resolve to preserve the pool for use of everyone. Edina parents know how to organize for the benefit of their children. It's time for seniors in the City to step up their lobby.

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kimperiousFeb. 16, 12 8:44 AM

What this article fails to mention and what the forces behind this move for the city seem to be trying to keep quiet is that currently all the homeowners of Edinborough, Centennial Lakes and Coventry homes have a portion of their association fees every month go to cover the costs of the pool, gym & other amenities the City wants to eliminate. This is money the City of Edina gets as a sure revenue line each month and is in addition to any taxes we also pay. So many of the people weighing in on saving this pool bought their homes with this as part of the package - an offered ammenity for which they paid and continue to pay.

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LittleEvaFeb. 16, 12 9:00 AM

I'm tired of everyone else being pushed aside for the children.

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hbreneganFeb. 25, 12 4:28 PM

I am not a senior, and I have small children, and I still want that pool open and not turned into a water park. The pool is one of the few non-membership pools in the area where you can pay a drop in fee of only $6 and go swimming. Most of the other pools nearby (YMCA, YWCA, Lifetime Fitness, etc) require you to be a member. I swim laps at the pool; in the summer I do triathlons and it is essential that I keep up my swimming endurance through the winter. I would love to bring my boys and let them swim as well; if the pool were a bit warmer, I would certainly do that. My boys need swimming experience and lessons; I can't afford a Y membership, and Foss Swim School is also very expensive. With two very active boys, we also spend a LOT of time at Adventure Peak. There is no reason that Adventure Peak and the pool cannot continue to coexist. This pool is utilized by many people who cannot afford to use a pool elsewhere.

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