Western Elmore County Recreation District 9.28.22

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Wednesday the 28th marked the Western Elmore County Recreation Districtís (WECRD) monthly meeting, and doubled as a retirement celebration for Judy Erwin, who dedicated countless hours and efforts to the WECRD.

Judy worked under the title of Treasurer, though she wore many hats throughout her years in the WECRD, although one thing has been constant throughout her time at the WECRD; Judy would work tirelessly in order to ensure the success of the WECRD and its goal to provide the Mountain Home community with a safe and modern place to engage in recreation. Congratulations and thank you Judy, your innumerable selfless and meaningful efforts are undeniable and will not be forgotten.

Following the celebration, the WECRD proceeded to their meeting in which they approved their consent agenda and approved the purchase of two new monitors.

Next, the council gave a construction update, noting that there will be large equipment moving in and around the site in the following weeks, though no vertical progress will be noticed yet.

Cassandra Nordin addressed rumors she had heard regarding the dimensions of the pool and its capability to be used as a high school competition pool. She and the members of the WECRD clarified that the pool will have starting blocks and meet the dimensions that define a regulation high school competition pool. They plan to acquire a letter certifying the pool for competitive use from the Idaho High School Activities Association. Lee Pierce likewise addressed a rumor; the rumor suggested that project progression has come to a stop, as well as that the project has been abandoned. The WECRD wished to clarify that the project is very much alive and well, and the past few weeks have been comprised of electrical work involving very few electricians working within the poured concrete pool, unable to be seen while they work.

Lastly the WECRD tossed around ideas on how to keep the public updated on project progress as well as combat rumors. The WECRD does have an existing website with project information, photos, and a plethora of additional information. The web address is wecrd.org.

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