Serious doubts are now arising about the viability of a community pool in Holgate.
Officials say the pool facility needs work, it’s under-used, and quite possibly far enough beyond repair that it may simply be shut down.
The Henry County Health Department says the pool needs repairs in order to reopen in 2015. And to make the repairs, the village would have to submit new plans to the state.
Most of the concrete needs replacement, and Holgate officials say the cost is just not worth it, considering the pool is not even making any money.
While figures for this year are not yet in, last year, Holgate’s community pool brought in $16,846, while expenses added up to $26,022. The pool also ended 2012 more than $13,000 in the red. Officials say they have no reason to believe that this year will be any better, as attendance so far this year has been poor.