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Petition proposes indoor pool for Keremeos

The plans for an indoor aquatic facility are pictured in this contributed photo. An online petition is circulating to sign up residents interested in seeing the facility built in Keremeos.
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May 27, 2016 - 5:30 PM

KEREMEOS - Residents of Keremeos interested in seeing an indoor swimming facility in the village are signing up for the cause.

An online petition has been established to sign up those interested in seeing an indoor aquatic facility constructed in the village.

Petition originator Jennifer Wollman says she posted the petition this morning, May 27, with a goal of 400 signatures.

“It is time the Village of Keremeos invest in the recreation of our diverse and expanding community. Having access to an all season’s aquatic facility would not only provide individuals with many health benefits, it would support opportunities for groups who are less able, due to age or disabilities, to do other types of activities to stay in shape or socialize," the petition states. “We, the undersigned, are aware acquiring such a facility will mean a significant increasing in taxes.”

Wollman says the present proposal uses the village’s 2005 indoor aquatic facility design. That proposal was subject to a referendum in the community 11 years ago, but failed to pass.

Additions to the petition proposal include a hot tub and leisure area.

The petition is aimed at Keremeos Village mayor and council, Regional District electoral area B and C directors and the village Recreation Commission.

Wollman says a hard copy of the petition will also be made available at the village’s outdoor pool when it opens.

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