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Town Pool at the Country Club

Town Pool at the Country Club

I read with interest the excellent article that Ms. Thiel wrote about the Country Club Pool last fall. She covered the issues thoroughly and made me rethink the use of the property. I would like your readers to consider thinking creatively about the site. We have a very special piece of property and recreational facilities in the Country Club of Woodbridge. The voters do not seem to have interest in developing the property. Why not make it more accessible to residents with lowered fees and improvements in the facilities? Many of the pool members left when the city raised the fees. We should consider being more in line with the fees Cheshire has for their pool. We would attract more families if we put in a small splash pad near the pool. I welcome Mr. Taddei’s attempts to make it a viable recreational space with beach volleyball, nice poolside party facilities, and improvement of the tennis courts. The pool employs many young local athletes and gives first rate swimming instruction. It would be very costly to demolish the building and it may be more cost effective to fix the building with a minimal investment. Why tear down the building when it could be retrofitted with solar panels to warm the pool and some Rec programs could move over including the exercise/weight room and yoga? The setting is spectacular, the locker facilities first rate. Open the pool to Rec swimmers early in the morning and late at night. Yes, we do have an indoor pool but its open swimming is very limited and swimming in a pool outside in summer is a very special experience. How about cross country ski tracks and ice skating on the property in winter? I know that all may sound like too much but we want to promote families and children to be outside and active. This club was started almost 70 years ago to be a facility open to a group excluded locally. I would love to honor the founders by making the facilities open to more of our residents.

M.A. Kanyusik

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