Action Plan: High School Pool and Fitness Center
I have received many emails asking,” what can we do to help?”
Continue checking the Beacon Citizen website: for information
Begin an emailing campaign: Contact individual Board Members and City Councilmen. Tell them how important it is especially now during this recession when money is tight. Having accesses to a pool and fitness center that is affordable for the whole family is a quality of life issue. We already pay for it with our tax dollars and membership fees. So what is the problem? Let us have more transparency and give the community a chance to help with the solution.
Come to the next school board meeting and express your opinion. The meeting is July 7 at Beacon High School in the large group instruction classroom on the first floor. The meeting starts at 7 pm. It is a reorganization meeting which will occur first and then the public session will immediately follow. The next meetings are Aug. 8 and Aug. 29. The meetings begin at 7 pm for executive session and then the public session usually begins around 8 pm. This is the forum to express our concerns. If enough people attend our voices will be stronger.
They represent us and they need to know how important this resource is to the community. There is no other facility in the area that can replace the pool and fitness center. It is essential to our health and well being Our busy daily schedules are challenging enough and being able to fit in a gym or pool workout without having to travel outside the city is a comfort we should not have to give up. The decision by the board to move on the recommendation of Mr. Charles Symon was capricious and arbitrary. The fitness and pool members were not informed of the permanent change, to close the facilities indefinitely. It was only revealed at the last board meeting because one of the people who spoke at the public comment session asked specifically about September.
Talk to your neighbors. They may not even be aware of what is happening. Loosing access to the pool and fitness center is a huge loss for the community. Maybe they are not members yet but in the future would like to have the option to join. Staying fit is essential for good health you can not enjoy quality of life if your body is hurting.
As more people get involved I will put together a list of names so you can communicate with one another. You can send me emails using this link firstname.lastname@example.org