In the deep end: Can city find the money to run pool?



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Wanted: donations and advertising dollars to pay for lifeguards, chlorine and water for a pool park in Greenwood.

Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers is looking for funding from businesses to operate an aquatic center the city plans to build, and officials agree the city needs a pool.

City council members Bruce Armstrong and Ezra Hill have questioned the value of building a full aquatic center with a pool, lazy river and leisure pool that is expected to have a $200,000 operational shortfall. Armstrong said the city could be better off building the project in phases, as he’s suggested in the past.

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