October 28, 2021
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News in brief PITTSFIELD: NEW EFFORT TO BUILD SWIMMING POOL

With renewed enthusiasm, the long-dormant Pittsfield pool committee will meet this week with an eye toward building a new facility next year. Town Manager Kathryn Ruth said she recently discovered that Pittsfield’s project does not qualify for a Department of Conservation grant that she had hoped would jump-start pool construction, but that the committee will research other ways of funding the pool. The pool was built through a generous donation by the local Kiwanis Club and other community efforts more than 50 years ago. For much of its recent history, it has been a maintenance nightmare. The pool continuously leaks into Manson Park, and its asphalt walls are constantly in need of repainting and resurfacing. Ruth said the committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the downstairs conference room of the Pittsfield municipal building. The meeting’s goals will be to collect background information on the pool, determine the project scope and break the project down into separate building blocks. A list of interested parties will be created and it is hoped community volunteers will come forward to participate. Volunteers who would like to attend Thursday’s meeting are encouraged to do so, said Ruth.


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