New Aquatic Center FAQs
|Q||Who would own and operate the proposed pool?|
|A||The pool will be owned and operated by the City of Newport.|
|Q||What is the proposed location of the pool?|
|A||The proposed pool would be attached to the south side of the Newport Recreation
Center next to the City Hall.
|Q||How much would the new pool cost to build?|
|A||The architect’s estimate for construction of the pool is $7.97 million.|
|Q||How much would the new pool cost property owners?|
|A||The cost to property owners would be approximately $.45 per $1,000 of assessed
value of a property, and approximately $90 annually.
|Q||Where would parking be located and is there sufficient parking?|
|A||The existing parking around the facility would be reconfigured and increased to
accommodate routine use of the facility.
|Q||What temperature would the pools be?|
|A||The warm water pool temperature will be approximately 89 degrees, and the
temperature of the lap pool will be approximately 82 degrees.
|Q||Will any additional staff be required to operate the new pool?|
|A||No additional staff will be required, and the current pool staff will be transferred to the
|Q||What would happen to the existing pool?|
|A||The city will close the existing pool and use the building for other purposes or surplus it.|
|Q||If the bond measure passes, when would the new pool be ready for use?|
|A||The new pool would likely open in the summer of 2016.|
|Q||Will the new pool have a water slide and an environmentally friendly (green) roof?|
|A||Neither of these features are budgeted, but could be added if
sufficient funds are made available.