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Aquatic Feasibility Study Public Meeting

August 19, 2016

The City of Woodland Community Services Department will be holding a public meeting at the Woodland Community and Senior Center located at 2001 East Street Woodland, CA 95776 on September 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the City of Woodland Aquatic Center Feasibility Study. The Aquatic Center Feasibility study will analyze the need, cost, and potential location of an Aquatic Center within the City.

This Aquatic Center Feasibility study is the result of citizen efforts to reopen Hiddleson Pool which was closed in 2008. In 2013 a group of citizens formed a committee with the intentions of raising funds to reopen Hiddleson Pool. The City of Woodland collaborated with the citizen committee and funded a needs assessment in 2014 to study the renovation of the Hiddleson Facility. The results of the assessment concluded that the cost of renovation of the facility would likely exceed $3 million dollars and that the city would be better served demolishing and replacing the facility. Based on the recommendation and cost estimates from the needs assessment the citizen committee discontinued their efforts to reopen Hiddleson Pool.

In 2015, the City was approached by members of the 2013 citizen committee to discuss construction of a second pool.   Staff has been meeting with the group and in the FY 16/17 budget the City of Woodland approved funding for a more comprehensive feasibility study to determine need, location and cost of alternatives for a second pool.

This purpose of this meeting is to allow the residents of Woodland an opportunity to provide input on the future aquatic needs of Woodland. Residents will be able to provide input on the locations which are being considered, current unmet needs and future needs of aquatic facilities and programming for the City of Woodland.

Please contact Christine Engel, Community Services Director at (530) 661-2000, for additional information.

Public Meeting

Subject: Aquatic Center Feasibility Study

Date: September 1, 2016

Location: Woodland Community and Senior Center

2001 East Street Woodland, CA 95776