Lindenhurst eyes pool partnerships

Lindenhurst eyes pool partnerships

There are 11 comments on the The News-Sun story from Jan 23, 2007, titled Lindenhurst eyes pool partnerships. In it, The News-Sun reports that:

An indoor pool could cost Lindenhurst Park District taxpayers as much as $13.6 million, but sharing the cost and use of the facility with other municipalities could make that more palatable for everyone.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The News-Sun.

Antioch Resident

Chicago, IL

#1 Jan 29, 2007
I think it will be a mistake for Antioch to join in the partnership. If we continue with out own plans, our kids (& Trevor kids) can walk or bike to the waterpark. Moving it to Lindenhurst will eliminate that option. I live near the current pool and see many kids walking/biking there every day.

It may make sense financially, but Antioch kids will lose out.
cracker

Berkeley, IL

#2 Feb 8, 2007
"the #1 need of our residents is an aquatic center"
"we want to give the residents what they want"
I guess I missed the part where they aked me.
We have 4 boatless little lakes, pour some sand and make em swimmin holes.
Squirrel

Round Lake, IL

#3 Mar 22, 2007
I agree with you Cracker not to mention, we have a YMCA with a pool!!!

Why dont they spend a smidgeon of money to upgrade the YMCA??

We sure better get to vote on this, my taxes are fricken fracken high enough!
AWST Parent

Fox Lake, IL

#4 Aug 28, 2007
From a Lindenhurst resident, I heard that the plans to add an aquatic center onto their community building would not include competitive lanes. This would not meet the requirements of a swim team. It makes more sense to build this facility in Antioch and bring these neighboring towns here.

It was discussed years ago to expand the Hastings Lake YMCA and build a new facility closer to Grass Lake Road. The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago decided against this, sold many acres of property, and remodeled the existing pool/recreataional facility. What you see is all they were willing to do. Today, because of the recent rains, that pool is damaged and inoperable.

Here's a bit of history for Mr. "Squirrel":

In 1923, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago purchased Hastings Lake as a camp and recreational facility. They continue to retain an indoor pool and surrounding 11 acres.

In 2003, the Lake County Forest Preserves purchased the remaining 255 acres which is now the adjoining Hastings Lake Forest Preserve. The Forest Preserves transferred 2.5 acres of the property to the Lake Villa Fire Protection District for construction of a new fire station on Grass Lake Road.
Sloan

Mchenry, IL

#5 Apr 6, 2008
I don't agree with taxing us to build a pool. A pool shouldn't cost 13.6million dollars. Where are they purchasing this pool from!!!
Because pools don't cost that much to create! Not even a house being constructed cost that much to build in Lake Villa or Antioch. Makes me wonder where the money is really going????
So, NO! we have many pools that the community to use and many gyms that offer indoor pools. Not only do they offer but it free as part of the membership.
Antioch overtaxed payer

South Charleston, OH

#6 Apr 6, 2008
here is some info for AWST Parent, as a taxpayer in Antioch I could care less about competitive swim lanes.The pool should be built for the fun kids and parents have , and not on the back of alredy overtaxed Antioch residents.
Board Watcher

Chicago, IL

#7 Apr 6, 2008
Antioch Resident wrote:
I think it will be a mistake for Antioch to join in the partnership. If we continue with out own plans, our kids (& Trevor kids) can walk or bike to the waterpark. Moving it to Lindenhurst will eliminate that option. I live near the current pool and see many kids walking/biking there every day.
It may make sense financially, but Antioch kids will lose out.
Why do you think the only joint option is to go to the Lindenhurst site?

Have you given up on the idea of negotiating where a joint facility might be built before any discussions have even started, and if so, why?

Seems to me that there are too many pro pool advocates in Antioch who have already thrown in the towel (pardon the pun) on a joint pool built in Antioch or a neutral site more convenient to our families. You know the old saying about assumptions.
Board Watcher

Chicago, IL

#8 Apr 6, 2008
Antioch overtaxed payer wrote:
here is some info for AWST Parent, as a taxpayer in Antioch I could care less about competitive swim lanes.The pool should be built for the fun kids and parents have , and not on the back of alredy overtaxed Antioch residents.
By the way, do you have a plan for Trevor to share in the cost of a pool? How about Antioch Township kids as well, or should Antioch just build it as a gift to surrounding areas?
Holla

United States

#9 Apr 28, 2008
Doesn't the Lake Forest Fitness Center in Lindenhurst have a pool also???
AWST Parent

Fox Lake, IL

#10 Apr 28, 2008
Antioch overtaxed payer wrote:
here is some info for AWST Parent, as a taxpayer in Antioch I could care less about competitive swim lanes.The pool should be built for the fun kids and parents have , and not on the back of alredy overtaxed Antioch residents.
By building 25-yard swim lanes, you have an area for adults to swim laps, an area for kids to take swim lessons, an area with many different uses. If any type of aquatic center is built, it should just include these size lanes as well as "fun" for the kids and parents. You have to include the "fun" and the "exercise" which benefits all, not just a few. No one is asking for a pool for the swim team, it is only being asked that this be included.

What you do not understand is that building something only for "fun" does not bring in the money. Building something that can be used for programs brings in the money. The aquatic center has to be able to bring in programs and that's where the return is.
Walk the line

Bellwood, IL

#11 Apr 29, 2008
AWST Parent wrote:
<quoted text>
By building 25-yard swim lanes, you have an area for adults to swim laps, an area for kids to take swim lessons, an area with many different uses. If any type of aquatic center is built, it should just include these size lanes as well as "fun" for the kids and parents. You have to include the "fun" and the "exercise" which benefits all, not just a few. No one is asking for a pool for the swim team, it is only being asked that this be included.
What you do not understand is that building something only for "fun" does not bring in the money. Building something that can be used for programs brings in the money. The aquatic center has to be able to bring in programs and that's where the return is.
maybe you and your spawn could "exercise" by walking or something. You know, something that won't cost me and extra three or four hundred a year in taxes.

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