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Contracts approved for upgrades to Williamsport swimming pool

February 15, 2012

Williamsport Town Council members Monday night approved five contracts for improvements to the L. Beard Miller Pool, including spending $7,200 for a lift that will give disabled people easier access to the pool, a town official said.

The repairs will be paid for with a $35,000 grant the town received through the state Project Open Space program, Town Clerk Donnie Stotlemyer said.

The work on the pool in Byron Memorial Park will start when the winter weather breaks. It is expected to be completed by the time the pool opens at noon on May 26, Stotlemyer said.

The lift — which is required by the federal government — will be stationed at the pool and can be used at either the main or children’s pool, Stotlemyer said.

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Disabled people will be able to enter the pool area and use the lift to get in or out of the water, Stotlemyer.

Other improvements slated for the pool include new lifeguard chairs and a new dive stand; removing existing caulking in the main pool and wading pool, and installing new caulking; replastering the main pool; making improvements to the filtration system; and other work.

The work, to be done  by Swimkare, totaled $34,900.

The town expects to receive a $7,500 grant which will be used to create a new paved parking lot close to the pool building that will allow disabled people to park closer to the facility, Stotlemyer said.

— Dave McMillion

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