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Re: “Group fighting a winter break for Summerville Y's Oakbrook pool

Found that the Y has already been granted a pool cover a few years ago- how is it that the YMCA cannot maintain what it already has?
COUNTY COUNCIL MINUTES OCTOBER 20, 2003 PAGE THREE PUBLIC HEARING - 2003 LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT The Chairman opened the Public Hearing for the 2003 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant, hearing no comments, the Public Hearing was closed. PALMETTO PRIDE AWARD Mrs. Carolyn Tomlinson, the County Recycling Coordinator, was presented with the Palmetto Pride Award for her achievement in the Keep Dorchester County Beautiful Program for exemplifying and extending the mission of Palmetto Pride in clean up, litter prevention and beautification in South Carolina. REQUEST TO AMEND THE AGENDA 3. On the motion of Mr. Rosbrock, seconded by Mr. Hargett, Council voted four in favor and three opposed to amend the agenda to discuss the YMCA Issue, Robotics Request, School Issues, and Development Issues. YMCA REQUEST FOR RECREATION FUNDS 4. On the motion of Mr. Rosebrock, seconded by Mr. Hargett, Council voted unanimously to give the Summerville Family YMCA $15,000 from the Recreation Funds to assist with the a pool cover for the Oakbrook YMCA

Posted by YMCAnot? on September 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Group fighting a winter break for Summerville Y's Oakbrook pool

While each business is short on cash, we need to ask how did we get to the point of wanting to close the business? While not criticizing the Y for wanting to use it's resources wisely, we have to speculate that mismanagement of the funds contribute to the cause. Why did the SMART swim team choose to go elsewhere when they were paying the Y to use the facility?-because the Y kept squeezing them out bit by bit, but yet this was "bread and butter" in addition to Y member's funds. My kids play soccer there and still to this day we dont have any better parking (except for the gravel) and yet we have the Y at the PONDS are soaking resources that could have been used to repair the bubble and pave the parking lot. Megan is or was an awful aquatics director and encouraged me not to have my daughter's pool party there. We had it at the Wellness Center and my daughter was disappointed because it wasnt like the bubble. Now she is disappointed again because she wont get to have her birthday party under the bubble as we promised her after last year's party. Perhaps with a new aquatics director and some better guided use of the pool as well as promoting the use of the pool we could keep it running while not "draining" the Y.

Posted by YMCAnot? on September 8, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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