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.
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.
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.
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.
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.