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Rec district seeks city partnership for pool, asks public input

Ontario Pool District director Andrew Maeda at the Ontario indoor pool complex. (The Enterprise/file)

ONTARIO – The Pool Committee of the Ontario Recreation District will go before the Ontario City Council later this month to ask for money for its signature project, a renovated outdoor community pool.

While the Recreation District has its own budget of around $600,000 per year through a property tax in Ontario, Executive Director Andrew Maeda said that the potential partnership with the city could be key to starting construction on the pool in the summer as planned.

Adam Brown, Ontario city manager, said the request for money may provoke some consternation among councilors. The city previously handled the responsibilities now managed by the recreation district using a smaller budget.

 “When the pool was open, it wasn’t given . . .