Jordan Taking Temperature of Interest in a Pool
Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:50 AM
Jordan residents are interested in a community pool, as long as it doesn’t cost too much.
The city’s parks and recreation commission recently discussed results of an online and hard copy survey of citizens’ interest in a community pool. The city received nearly 600 responses, said City Administrator Tom Nikunen. More than half of the respondents (325) said having a pool is very important to them, the Jordan Independent recently reported. Three-fourths of the respondents said they use a pool outside Jordan.
Respondents favored a pool with a waterslide, zero-depth entry, lazy river and shaded seating area features. Most of the respondents said they would use the pool at least once a week or more.
But funding the construction of the pool and the cost to use it is another issue. Forty-seven percent of the respondents said they would only be willing to pay about $4 per month in additional property taxes to pay for the pool. About 25 percent of the survey respondents said they would be willing to pay $100 or less in annual property taxes to fund construction of a pool. Seventy percent of the respondents said a splash pad would not be an acceptable substitution for a pool.
About half the respondents indicated they’d be willing to pay $150 or less for a season pass to use the pool.