Residents from other communities have always paid more to use Greenwood’s pool or community center, and that’s expected to be the case with a new aquatic center.
But the rationale has always been that residents who live in the city deserve to pay less since they already support those facilities with their property tax dollars. That way of structuring fees has been complicated by a proposal about how the city will pay a $10 million aquatic center at Freedom Park, city council member Bruce Armstrong said.
The city is proposing to pay for the pool with tax dollars that have been kept for redevelopment in Greenwood instead of allowing them to go to the Clark-Pleasant school district and other governments the way they normally would. Clark-Pleasant schools serve eastern Greenwood but also Whiteland, New Whiteland and the northern end of Franklin.