Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 — The recently formed Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority, funded by both the city of Susanville and Lassen County, continues its efforts to bring a community pool to the residents of Susanville and Lassen County.
Three members of the authority’s governing board and a few members of the public and the media visited the top three proposed sites as well as a proposed site at the Sierra Pacific Industries property near Riverside Park last week.
As Jared Hancock pointed out, each of the top three sites — 800 South St., near the old Roosevelt Pool, the Credence High School site and the Mesa Street site — has pluses and minuses.
The authority ranked all 19 sties that have been suggested as possible locations for the community pool, and it will now investigate the top three sites in greater detail. An engineer also will provide estimates of what it would cost to bring Roosevelt Pool back into operation.
With $200,000 from the city and an additional $200,000 from the county and promises to contribute up to that amount yearly for the next 15 years as well as perhaps an additional $50,000 in donations from the community, the authority has the funding to investigate all aspects of bringing a pool to the community and the will to see the project through to its completion.
We hope the authority continues to move forward until a community pool becomes a reality.