Ontario officials primed to transfer pool to rec district

The city of Ontario moved transfer several assets, including the defunct pool, to a new regional recreation district if voters approve its creation. (Malheur Enterprise photo / Jayme Fraser)

ONTARIO – The Ontario City Council Monday agreed to throw its support behind a new regional recreation district, turning over key assets including the aquatics center and skate park.

Acting in a telephone meeting, the council unanimously approved a letter of intent that lays out the city’s commitment if the district is approved by voters.

The decision comes as the Malheur County Court takes the final steps to refer a measure to voters in November to form the district.

In the draft letter, the city pledges to offer the aquatics center, recreation district office, skate park, tennis courts and the proposed splash pad to the recreation district. The city plans follow . . .