Myers Memorial Pool Renovation

Myers Pool Design
  1. Jon Rauscher

    Public Works Director
    Phone: 802 655 6410 ex 18

  2. Jessie Baker

    City Manager
    Phone: 802 655 6410 ex 23

Introduction

On April 28th, 2016, the Community Services Department issued a detailed press release with an update on closing the Myers Memorial Pool. The City chartered the ad hoc Winooski Pool Feasibility and Design Project Committee, whose goal was to assist in the selection of a vendor to complete a thorough Pool Replacement Feasibility and Scoping Study. 

After receiving the final report from the Pool Feasibility and Conceptual Design study, Winooski City Council voted on November 6th, 2017 to allocate funds to support moving the project to a preliminary engineering phase. The engineering firm Weston and Sampson were selected to conduct this work. 

On June 18th, 2018, Winooski City Council approved the warning and public hearing notice for the Myers Memorial Pool Renovation Project bond vote to be held in conjunction with the August 14th, 2018 primary election.

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, the voters of Winooski voted on and approved the Myers Memorial Pool Renovation Project bond. 

Project Updates


6.19.20 - 2020 Season Update

After months of careful consideration, the City of Winooski has made the difficult decision not to open the Myers Memorial Pool for the 2020 summer season due to the significant impacts of COVID-19. The State’s Executive Order restrictions severely delayed the construction schedule, leaving a limited possibility for appropriate staffing and operational management. Paired with ongoing uncertainties regarding group sizes, the City must put the health and safety of our residents first during this time.

The City and the construction team continue to work hard towards completion of the project, and the facility is looking fantastic. We understand the disappointment that may come with this decision, but we are excited for what 2021 holds and look forward to decades of swimming, splashing, and memories to come.

For future updates regarding this project, please visit the Myers Memorial Pool project page:

https://www.winooskivt.gov/pool

Questions regarding this update can be sent to:

Jon Rauscher, Director of Public Works: jrauscher@winooskivt.gov
Ray Coffey, Community Services Director: rcoffey@winooskivt.gov

4.30.20 - COVID-19 Impact on the Myers Memorial Pool Construction Project

The following is an update on the COVID-19 impact on the Myers Memorial Pool reconstruction project. As discussed during the 4/20 City Council meeting, the construction schedule is delayed due to the Governor’s Stay Safe, Stay at Home Executive Order.

The current target for construction completion is July 24, 2020. Originally, the estimated completion date was June 5, 2020. This delayed completion date assumes that the current reduced work crew order will only remain in effect until May 15th. We are currently not forecasting additional construction costs due to this delay and City staff are coordinating with the contractor to ensure that work continues safely and diligently to deliver this important community project.

The City has not made a determination on whether the pool will be opened for the upcoming season. We’re continuing to review on-going state restrictions, public safety guidelines, operational cost-benefit impacts, and pool equipment start-up logistics. Unfortunately, due to the extended construction schedule, the adjacent community garden at Landry Park will not be open this season. The City is working with impacted gardeners to provide individual solutions, such as site relocations and plot refunds.

  • Questions regarding the Myers Memorial Pool construction schedule can be sent to Jon Rauscher, Public Works Director: jrauscher@winooskivt.gov
  • Questions regarding the Landry Park community garden can be sent to Alicia Finley, Recreation and Parks Manager: afinley@winooskivt.gov


1.14.20 - The Safe, Healthy, Connected People Commission received a presentation outlining a fee structure and operational proposal

6.11.19 - The City of Winooski broke ground and began the first construction season. 

In the spring of 2019, the City of Winooski was awarded $148,500 in grant funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to support the project.

12.17.18 - The Department of Public Works presented a design development project update for Council review.

Community Engagement

To learn more about or volunteer with the Winooski Myers Memorial Pool Foundation, visit https://winooskipool.com

To support the Myers Memorial Pool Foundation’s fundraising efforts, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/kenneth-myers-memorial-pool-foundation-vermont



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