Should A Pool Be Built Downtown?
Havre de Grace Patch asks readers the Question of the Day.
There are plenty of arguments in favor of a community pool even without Saturday's drowning death of a Havre de Grace teenager.
Michael Sawyer, 16, drowned swimming in the Susquehanna River.
In the 90s, Mike Pangburn and Terence Triplett drowned in the river, too. There were arguments for a community pool then, too.
Perhaps a pool can be incorporated into a new Havre de Grace High School campus if the feasibility study approves the push for a new building.
The Warriors swim team's success—given the fact that they train either across the county traveling by bus, or in a smaller-than-regulation pool at Bulle Rock—is another argument.
While there are swim club's around Havre de Grace, the downtown area is lacking a go-to cool-down spot in the summertime.
It wouldn't come cheap—probably at the cost of other services, or via taxes—and it wouldn't be an overnight project.
But we want to hear how you feel.