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City to consult with residents of Daniel McIntyre ward on future of Sherbrook Pool

June 07, 2013

For Immediate Release

Friday, June 7, 2013   

  Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg’s Public Service is recommending that a consultation process be undertaken to determine the recreational needs of the Daniel McIntyre ward, including Sherbrook Pool and other facilities in that area.   On November 29, 2012, a routine inspection of the 81-year-old Sherbrook Pool identified a potential concern with the integrity of the support columns on the pool deck.The facility was closed to allow for a detailed engineering assessment of the facility to be undertaken.This assessment involved opening up (or uncovering) the columns around the pool to assess their condition.   Programming was relocated to nearby pool facilities for the winter and spring 2013 sessions.   The City brought in a third party engineering firm to assist with the assessment, which focused on determining the structural integrity of the facility and the anticipated costs of any needed repairs or remediation.   The Public Service has determined that the capital cost to re-open and maintain Sherbrook Pool would be approximately $2.8M to re-open.   The public service recommends a request for proposals to have an independent third party conduct the community consultations.   An administrative report will be considered by the Standing Policy Committee of Property and Development on Tuesday, June 11.   The report is available:   images/userfiles/Sherbrook pool.pdf