Parks and Recreation Director Dan McCaffrey showed pictures of some of the rust problems that required repair or replacement at the Aquatic Center because of the lack of a dehumidifier.
The plans and permits for the dehumidifier system could be ready by the spring of 2010, according to McCaffrey, but he said due to the high demand for the Aquatic Center over the spring and summer months, that work would probably be delayed until the fall.
Councilwoman Cecilia Martner expressed frustration after the report, warning that until a full structural analysis of how much rust damage had already occurred in the three years the center had been open, it was premature to know how much money to budget for repairs.
"I potentially see a huge hole in our budget to fix the corrosion problem," Martner said.
When questioned, McCaffrey
also said his
department would be approaching the City Council
in the near future to ask for another maintenance worker position, something the pool had been doing without, due to the city's ongoing hiring freeze.
presented the current "tentative timeline" for construction of the Senior Community Center.
The plan review and permitting would begin in December, construction would start in April 2010, with "substantial construction done by December of that year," he