Voters to decide whether to keep pool funding flowing


October 25, 2023

Ethan Hoagland

Sweet Home Swim Club goes about their Friday meet.

On November 7, Sweet Home voters will decide whether to keep the community pool running when the local option levy comes up for renewal. The renewal would maintain the current rate of $0.30 per $1,000 of assessed property value, according to the Sweet Home School District business manager Kevin Strong. If passed, the levy would keep the pool operating for another 5 years.

Pool Supervisor A Jay Bronson, without arguing for or against the renewal, put it bluntly: "If this gets voted down, the pool ceases to exist."

It costs about $360,000 to run the pool, not including maintenance, according...

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