Sen. Hawkins Backs Wenatchee Mayor Regional Pool Pitch – NewsRadio 560 KPQ

State Senator Brad Hawkins is working to secure additional funding for the city of Wenatchee’s pool repairs and operational costs.

The Senate supplemental capital budget proposal earmarks $300,000 for pool repairs, but Senator Hawkins is reaching for $550,000.

“The Wenatchee city pool is really a regional asset. A lot of communities outside the city utilize the pool,” said Senator Hawkins. “The city of Wenatchee has a lot of expenses to repair the pool.”

City of Wenatchee is facing almost $900,000 in costs for the pool and Senator Hawkins is working to rack up $550,000 for the pool project in the 2021-2023 capital budget.

“Hopefully over time, capital expenses and the ongoing operational expenses won’t be borne onto the city of Wenatchee alone to manage,” said Senator Hawkins.

Senator Hawkins also supports Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz’s idea of ​​a regional aquatic center.

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Mike is the owner of the local pool shop. He's been in the business for over 20 years and knows everything there is to know about pools. He's always happy to help his customers with whatever they need, whether it's advice on pool maintenance or choosing the right chemicals. He's also a bit of a pool expert, and is always happy to share his knowledge with anyone who's interested.

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