2020 Improvements to the Verona Community Pool

2020 Improvements to the Verona Community Pool
Below are images depicting the Conceptual drawings of the renovations and upgrades to the Verona Community Pool for this spring. These upgrades and improvements include:

1) Conversion of the exiting Children’s Pool into a Zero-Entry pool and replacement of existing shade structures surrounding the Children’s Pool (Estimated cost - $330,000)
2) Replacement of the existing playground area with a spray park with several water features. (Estimated cost - $360,000)
3) Upgrading the existing domestic water line from Fairview Avenue which feeds water to the pool. (Estimated cost - $60,000)

Total Estimated Project Cost - $330,000 + $360,000 + $60,000 = $750,000
The cost estimates are approximate based off of conceptual planning only for budgetary purposes. Once the concept is approved but the Township Council, final engineering will be conducted.

Questions & Answers

Q: If approved, when will construction commence and finish.
If this project is approved, public biding will commence within a few weeks and should be awarded prior to January 2020.  Construction will begin immediately following award and is expected to be completed by the Memorial Day opening of the 2020 Pool Season.

Q: How will the project be funded?
This project will be funded through a Bond Ordinance in the Township’s Swimming Pool Utility through registration fees collected from pool memberships.  Bond Ordinance 2019-33 was introduced on October 7.  A Public Hearing on this bond ordinance will be held on October 21.

Q: Will taxes be increased to fund this project?
No.  This project will be funded through registration fees collected from pool memberships.

Q: Are pool membership fees expected to be increased to fund this project?
No.  Existing capital reserves coupled with the savings of existing Pool Capital debt issues that are ending next year are adequate to pay the new debt issue.

Q: How can I express concerns, opposition, questions or support for this project to the Township Council or the Township Manager?
Residents interested in expressing any concerns, opposition, questions or support for this project can submit such comments through the Verona Website (https://www.veronanj.org/council).  The Public will be granted the time to make any comments with regard to the Bond Ordinance immediately prior to the adoption vote taken by the Township Council on October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
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