One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

12/11/09

If Mecklenburg County contributes $375,000 per year to their Aquatic Center, while Huntersville gives $405,000 to theirs, does Greensboro’s $153,000 projected annual taxpayer injection seem a little low?


If the proposed Greensboro Aquatic Center is built, it would join others in North Carolina as a potential host for youth meets and other events.


 


Proposed Greensboro Aquatic Center


* 50-meter competition pool.


* 25-yard warm pool.


* 10-meter dive tower and 17-foot  diving well.


* Fitness room, pro shop, 4 classrooms.


* 2,128 seats.


* 78,323 square feet.


* Would be owned and operated by Greensboro, with a proposed $652,000 annual budget needing a $153,000 transfer from city for annual operating expenses.


 


Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center


* 50-meter competition pool.


* 25-yard warm pool.


* Adult-only spa.


* Fitness center.


* 1- and 3-meter diving boards.


* 645 seats.


* 47,000 square feet.


* Owned and operated by Mecklenburg County. Has about a $900,000 annual budget, with a $375,000 contribution from Mecklenburg County for annual operating expenses.


 


Triangle Aquatic Center (Cary)


* 50-meter competition pool.


* 25-yard warm pool.


* Warm water instructional pool.


* 1,000 seats.


* Fitness area, swim shop and cafe.


* 72,000 square feet.


* Owned and operated by a nonprofit with $1.5 million annual operating expenses, including volunteer labor.


 


Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics


* 50-meter competition pool.


* 25-yard warm pool.


* Outdoor family pool.


* Gym, fitness center and cafe.


* 10-meter dive tower.


* 2,000 seats.


* 88,000 square feet.


* Owned by Huntersville, operated by a management company. In 2009-10, the pool will receive a $405,000 transfer from Huntersville for annual operating expenses.


 


Source: News & Record research


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