The Juneau Assembly on Monday will take up an ordinance to create one board to run both city-owned swimming pools.
The idea was first floated by the city’s Aquatic Facilities Advisory Board and Glacier Swim Club when the city proposed closing the downtown Augustus Brown pool to save money. Supporters say a single empowered board could operate Augustus Brown and the Dimond Park Aquatic Center more efficiently and cheaply.
The empowered aquatic facilities board would be similar to the Docks and Harbors and the Airport boards. It would have to be established in the City and Borough’s Home Rule Charter, which requires voter approval.
A proposed ordinance before the Assembly would put a charter amendment on the October municipal ballot giving the Eaglecrest board authority to manage the city ice rink. Eaglecrest already manages the non-profit Wells Fargo Dimond Park Field House.
Both ordinances require approval of at least six of the nine Assembly members.
The Assembly meets at 7 p.m. in city hall chambers and can be heard live on KTOO Radio.
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