Town to contribute $500 thousand to SRVHS pool
Original post made on May 26, 2011
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on May 26, 2011 at 9:45 am
The town is paying $500,000 to use the pool. According to school spokesman Terry Koehne, in exchange for this, the pool can be used exclusively by the town's recreation department for five hours Mondays through Thursdays for eight weeks each summer.
That's five hours a day, four days a week, 8 weeks per year. That's 160 hours per year. That works out to about $3125 per hour. Now of course the pool will be used for more than one year. Let's extend it out ten years: that will come to $312.50 per hour over the course of 10 years.
According the article, the aquatic programs "...previously cost Danville $70 an hour."
I'm sorry, but I can't quite see how the Town is making out financially on this project. Of course if the town wants to give money to the schools, they can. But is it legal?
on May 26, 2011 at 10:15 am
Good point Rick. Is it legal??? Well, I'm sure they believe anything they do is legal and none of your business...they are the law in Danville...so they think.
Julia, from Alamo
on May 26, 2011 at 11:32 am
I would imagine there will be an admission fee to use the pool during "Town" hours, just as there are at the other high school pools in the SRV area. Along with many others, I pay $4.00 to swim laps at another high school. I swim for about an hour, and given the number of people I see going in and out of the locker room, my guess is that over an extended period of time the investment will be more than made up.