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Proponents of new pool selling naming rights

Jan 16, 2019

The Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center board of commissioners is offering naming rights to help raise half the cost of the estimated $28.4 million needed to build the proposed center. The rest would be raised through a bond proposed for the February 2020 ballot.

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Ken Hansen joins pool board

Dec 18, 2018

The Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center commission will have a fresh face once Ken Hansen is sworn in on Jan. 17.

The board picked Hansen Dec. 13 to replace commissioner Mel Larsen, who stepped down due to health reasons. Hansen will finish Larsen’s term until November 2019, with the option to run for election after that.

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Structural review finds cracked concrete, corrosion in pool basement

Nov 8, 2018

Chunks of concrete were ripped out of the Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center basement wall with a crowbar during a structural evaluation on Oct. 26.

The damage to the wall was due to spalling – water entering the concrete, forcing the surface to crack. Once the chunks were removed, the reinforcing steel beams showed signs of corrosion, according to the report from engineers at PCS Structural Solutions.

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Board OKs new pool estimated at $28.4 million

The Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center board voted unanimously Monday to replace the aging facility with a new pool now estimated to cost $28.4 million. The board plans to raise funds for half and ask voters to pay for most of the rest.

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Contractor presents costs of pool upgrade options

The Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center board has received price estimates for construction of three potential pool upgrade options — a new pool, a renovation with an addition or just a renovation — with price points ranging from $2.3 million to as much as $21.5 million, not including “soft costs” such as engineering fees.

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Fidalgo pool commissioners hire campaign manager

ANACORTES — The Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center District commissioners hired former Skagit Valley Family YMCA Development and Campaign Director Renata Maybruck to handle the campaign for possible changes to the facility.

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Fidalgo pool commission to discuss potential construction

May 30, 2018

ANACORTES — The Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center District commissioners will meet Thursday to take public comment and discuss possible changes to the facility, including the possibility of adding a second pool.

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