brick streets but no pool?

brick streets but no pool?

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peoples advocate

United States

#1 May 21, 2008
I read in the Independant Hearald today that the Pineville pool may have to close? The citizens are having bake sales in hopes to keep it open? Now let me see if I read the topic right a few months back, if not feel free to correct me. There has been a grant approved for Pineville, the town plans to have brick sidewalks put in with it, but the towns pool will be closed this summer if citizens don't raise enough money to keep it going? This seems soooooooooo unfair to the children of Pineville - not to mention the adults trying to come up with ways to raise money.
Just curious

United States

#2 May 21, 2008
I agree with you if this correct, my child loves to go swimming in the pineville pool.
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#4 May 21, 2008
It is unfair. I for one have never wanted 'brick streets' in town. Who do they benefit? The few buiseness owners on main street? Is the town actually telling us that a few haughty buiseness owners are more important than our children?!! If so, they need to sort out their priorities!!!
Rick James

Colfax, WV

#5 May 21, 2008
The town hasnt gave a hoot about the kids for many years now....there is nothing for them in town and if they are around town they get run off.
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Shooter

United States

#7 May 22, 2008
peoples advocate wrote:
I read in the Independant Hearald today that the Pineville pool may have to close? The citizens are having bake sales in hopes to keep it open? Now let me see if I read the topic right a few months back, if not feel free to correct me. There has been a grant approved for Pineville, the town plans to have brick sidewalks put in with it, but the towns pool will be closed this summer if citizens don't raise enough money to keep it going? This seems soooooooooo unfair to the children of Pineville - not to mention the adults trying to come up with ways to raise money.
Yes your right about the grant... we did talk about this before.. One really has nothing to do with the other.. I think the grant was the only one they could get at the time... and being a grant, the money has to go for that specific purpose.
The pool, from what I understand, has been losing money for years, so the chickens have come home to roost..
The paper said the largest number at one time in the pool last year was twenty four people...Everyone wants to keep the pool "for the children" but evidently, the children aren't going.
concerned

Pineville, WV

#8 May 22, 2008
Shooter wrote:
<quoted text>Yes your right about the grant... we did talk about this before.. One really has nothing to do with the other.. I think the grant was the only one they could get at the time... and being a grant, the money has to go for that specific purpose.
The pool, from what I understand, has been losing money for years, so the chickens have come home to roost..
The paper said the largest number at one time in the pool last year was twenty four people...Everyone wants to keep the pool "for the children" but evidently, the children aren't going.
Talking about grants that have to be spent for certain things and they aren't allowed to use them however they want;I went a little stir crazy when I found out that the board of education bought brand new computer labs this past year;but did not have a computer teacher for the class.I ask why buy a new lab instead why didn't they hire a teacher and use the old labs? Finally after butting heads with the school and board:I called Richard Browning and he told me they had to spend the money on what the state says.After discussing the issue;they agreed a teacher would have made more sense but it was the state's decision.I hope to get ahold of board members and try and convince them to push for teachers for these new labs;the children aren't getting to use on a regular basis.
concerned

Pineville, WV

#9 May 22, 2008
I know I got off the issue but this problem with the county not having a say in what is really needed.Sorry for getting off the issue at hand.I know kids need to have a place to go to around here.I really think the weather has been a big cause in the fewer amount of kids who do go to the "pool"for the last couple of years.WE have had a lot of crazy weather.
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Just Me

Sutton, WV

#11 May 22, 2008
The town of Pineville has absolutely nothing for kids. I think it's ridiculous. And then they wonder why our youth turns to drugs and alcohol. You have to keep their minds busy or they will find a way to keep them busy on their own.

Kids need physical activity as well or they will only add to the obesity problem in WV. If all you have to do it sit at home and play video games or play on the internet, then you're going to get fat and lazy.

Good job town of Pineville for taking care of our future.
everyone vote

United States

#12 May 22, 2008
Just Me wrote:
The town of Pineville has absolutely nothing for kids. I think it's ridiculous. And then they wonder why our youth turns to drugs and alcohol. You have to keep their minds busy or they will find a way to keep them busy on their own.
Kids need physical activity as well or they will only add to the obesity problem in WV. If all you have to do it sit at home and play video games or play on the internet, then you're going to get fat and lazy.
Good job town of Pineville for taking care of our future.
I agree. I grew up at the pool; it was a healthy and safe place to spend the summer. I want my daughter to have the same opportunity. I don't want to have to drive to the next town or Beckley for her to swim every summer. And it's really not fair that the citizens would have to try to raise money to open it. I wish that the town could come up with someway to solve this problem.
graduate

Huntington, WV

#13 May 22, 2008
Is the pool at twin falls going to open this summer? Or Oceana or Mullens? Just curious
shawnee

Radford, VA

#14 May 22, 2008
everyone vote wrote:
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I agree. I grew up at the pool; it was a healthy and safe place to spend the summer. I want my daughter to have the same opportunity. I don't want to have to drive to the next town or Beckley for her to swim every summer. And it's really not fair that the citizens would have to try to raise money to open it. I wish that the town could come up with someway to solve this problem.
I know most of the members of Pineville's town council and I don't think they want to close the pool. Its as simple as the town can't afford the expences it generates. Also, I think if some us would go to some council meetings mabe we could offer suggestions as to how to help keep the pool open. Just a thought.
That Guy

Northfork, WV

#15 May 22, 2008
Okay, I just opened this post for the first time and holy crap, our town has lost it's mind. Instead of giving kids a fun place to stay cool and out of trouble we are spending money uselessly on brick streets that we don't need? Why do we need brick streets? Who even came up with the idea for brick streets? I just read Shawnee's comment, and I disagree. Well here's a suggestion for the sympathetic city council. NO BRICK STREETS! If they want the pool to stay open, then why are they wasting money for it on other things that they don't need. There is a lot of good ways to keep the pool open but usually it involves spending money to make money, and that's something people don't like to do.
peoples advocate

United States

#16 May 22, 2008
concerned wrote:
I know I got off the issue but this problem with the county not having a say in what is really needed.Sorry for getting off the issue at hand.I know kids need to have a place to go to around here.I really think the weather has been a big cause in the fewer amount of kids who do go to the "pool"for the last couple of years.WE have had a lot of crazy weather.

You weren't totally off the subject. I was also stressing the fact that I don't understand Pineville putting in brick streets on the "strip" of Pineville while other things need to be done. However; if the state says money can only be spent on brick streets instead of a town pool I suppose Twin Falls, or Oceana will be glad to have the children there for the summer. That is if the parents can afford gas to take them there. I love the "down home" people in Pineville, but lets face it other than the post office, or a quick run to the drug stores how much business does the town get to use those sidewalks. We need something going on down there to bring families together, and generate population in town, instead of less and less reason to go "downtown" all together. Just a thought, but no you didn't stray to far from the topic, Concerned.:)(think I did though) lol
dude

AOL

#17 May 24, 2008
peoples advocate wrote:
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You weren't totally off the subject. I was also stressing the fact that I don't understand Pineville putting in brick streets on the "strip" of Pineville while other things need to be done. However; if the state says money can only be spent on brick streets instead of a town pool I suppose Twin Falls, or Oceana will be glad to have the children there for the summer. That is if the parents can afford gas to take them there. I love the "down home" people in Pineville, but lets face it other than the post office, or a quick run to the drug stores how much business does the town get to use those sidewalks. We need something going on down there to bring families together, and generate population in town, instead of less and less reason to go "downtown" all together. Just a thought, but no you didn't stray to far from the topic, Concerned.:)(think I did though) lol
the only thing you are advocating is for people to disagree and not learn the situation. the money to pay for the brick sidewalks does not belong to the town of pineville. the pool has gone thousends of dollars in debt every summer for the last few years and they still open it, but there might be a leak in the water filtration-circulatian system and it may take up to twenty thousend dollars to fix and yes there is a group of concernd citizens tryng to raise money to make sure it will open. its called "comunity involvment" im sure they would appreciate a little help. if you are that concerned, do something about it.
Keepthepool

Princeton, WV

#18 Jun 10, 2008
has anyone aproached any of the local companies to ask for donations ?? they can either give it to pineville or uncle sam. They outta skip the labor day thing one year for the pools sake
Are u kidding me

United States

#19 Jun 10, 2008
Keepthepool wrote:
has anyone aproached any of the local companies to ask for donations ?? they can either give it to pineville or uncle sam. They outta skip the labor day thing one year for the pools sake
Skip the labor day celebration? Thant's the craziest thing I've ever heard! Especialy this year witht he gas prices, a lot of ppl aren't going to be able to take vacation, so that may be the only thing that they have to look forward to. It's the one time a year that our kids have something to do for 3 or 4 days for fun with their friends, and you want to take it away? I say they need to fix the pool but if it's too far gone to fix, drive your kids to Twin Falls or go buy a pool!
pineville citizen

Huntington, WV

#20 Jun 11, 2008
Don't skip the Labor Day celebration, but maybe tone it down to like three days instead of the normal five day plan that exists now. I don't know how much money that would save the town, but it sure could not hurt, either.
Just a question

United States

#21 Jun 11, 2008
just a question but wouldn't coal trucking be pretty hard on brick streets? i ain't no engineer but wouldn't they just get torn up?
WCW

Orgas, WV

#22 Jun 11, 2008
peoples advocate wrote:
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You weren't totally off the subject. I was also stressing the fact that I don't understand Pineville putting in brick streets on the "strip" of Pineville while other things need to be done. However; if the state says money can only be spent on brick streets instead of a town pool I suppose Twin Falls, or Oceana will be glad to have the children there for the summer. That is if the parents can afford gas to take them there. I love the "down home" people in Pineville, but lets face it other than the post office, or a quick run to the drug stores how much business does the town get to use those sidewalks. We need something going on down there to bring families together, and generate population in town, instead of less and less reason to go "downtown" all together. Just a thought, but no you didn't stray to far from the topic, Concerned.:)(think I did though) lol
Come on over to Oceana
Will Do

United States

#23 Jun 11, 2008
WCW wrote:
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Come on over to Oceana
Thanks for the invitation to Pineville people.:) Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why Oceana is growing and Pineville is wilting away. Shame!

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