Presentation on theme: "GRIMSBY AQUATIC CENTRE INDOOR POOL COMPLEX Purpose of this Presentation This presentation is designed to provide the citizens of Grimsby with information."— Presentation transcript:
Purpose of this Presentation This presentation is designed to provide the citizens of Grimsby with information regarding the proposed New Indoor Aquatic Facility
Topics Covered in this Discussion Background history The vote Why an indoor aquatic centre in Grimsby? Description of the aquatic centre Proposed location of the aquatic centre Advantages to the Community Benefits to the citizens of Grimsby Costs
Development of Pool Proposal An indoor pool within the town of Grimsby has been discussed for the past 25 years Council has not proceeded with this as part of the town plan to date The issue is now put to vote
The Question “Are you in favour of the Town of Grimsby constructing an “Aquatic Centre” having an estimated construction cost of $6,400,000 with this cost being added to the municipal tax levy for a period of 10 years and an initial estimated annual operating deficit of $250,000 with this and any future deficits being added to the municipal tax levy?”
Why an Indoor Aquatic Centre for the town of Grimsby?
An Aquatic Facility will: Provide an additional year-round activity option for all ages Minimize the need to travel to a pool Create employment locally Boost town economy Promote education, recreation, competition Promote better health and well-being
Aquatic Facts National and provincial recreation participation trends show that swimming is the second most popular recreation activity after walking
What is an Aquatic Centre? A number of individual pools that provide for both specific uses and for flexibility of operation of the whole facility It is a family facility which will serve all ages, all needs and all abilities Capacity of over 200 people
Other Features of the Facility Include: Change Rooms for adults, children, family and handicapped Administration areas for offices, life guard facilities, training rooms, first aid, equipment rooms Visitors viewing area Optional sauna Most facilities handicap accessible
Proposed Location The aquatic centre will be connected to the Grimsby Arena located on the property which houses the Town Hall
What are the Grimsby Community advantages to an Aquatic Centre?
An Aquatic Centre will benefit Grimsby by: Complementing the town’s current recreational and leisure facilities Providing year-round health, educational and recreational benefits Providing economic benefits to Town of Grimsby from visiting users Creating new employment Eliminating the need to travel to a pool
What are the benefits to the individual citizens of Grimsby?
Personal Benefits from a pool Health Educational Recreational Therapeutic Competitive
Health Healthier, more active lifestyle Widely regarded as the best form of exercise Cools the body during exercise Natural fitness solution for kids
Educational Important element in kid’s and adults’ development Understand basic water safety Promotes fitness Programs offered
Recreational Provide additional recreational activity for youth Familiarity with the water Social opportunity Recreational activities offered
If you are a non-swimmer…. Just enjoy the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of a pool Or learn to swim at your own pace, to take better advantage of both health benefits and to improve your personal water safety
Definition of Capital Cost The capital cost is the one-time expenditure which accounts for all elements required to construct the facility. This includes design, engineering, site preparation, building, equipment, parking and landscaping costs.
Estimated Capital Cost The current capital cost estimate is $6,400,000. The projected average tax increase based on a 10-year payoff plan is approximately $95 per household.
Alternate Funding After the project is approved, there are numerous alternate options which can be pursued to assist in reducing the overall costs, and potentially reduce the costs to the taxpayers.
Capital Funding Sources Include: Town Reserve Superbuild Ontario Trillium Foundation Benefactors Donors Sponsors
Operating Funding Sources Include: Partnerships with other organizations such as: –Sport Alliance of Ontario –YMCA –Swim Clubs, Competitions –Therapists, Trainers Rentals: –Rental of space for commercial or mechandising outlets
Now, the most critical information of all – THE VOTE!!
Criteria for Success of Referendum IMPORTANT – Over 50% of the electorate must vote in order for this to be a valid referendum. This means that it is CRITICAL for as many eligible voters as possible to exercise their privilege to vote.
PLEASE OTE NOVEMBER 10, 2003 (Advance polls and proxy voting will be available)
The opportunity for a GRIMSBY AQUATIC CENTRE is in YOUR HANDS, the citizens of Grimsby.
This material has been prepared by: The Grimsby Aquatic Centre (GAC) Development Committee (an ad hoc Committee, in partnership with the Recreation Services and Public Works Committee of the Town of Grimsby) All attempts have been made to present this information in a fair and balanced way. For more information visit our website: http:// gac-2003.tripod.com
Presentation Produced in cooperation with: eCompuLab 48 Main Street West Grimsby, ON 905-945-4630 www.ecompulab.com