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Endorsement of Dr. Julian Bell for City Council

Southern Oregon Aquatic Community (SOAC) supports Dr. Julian Bell for City Council because of his commitment to building a new community pool for all of Ashland, his passion about being part of the solution towards reducing greenhouse gases, his desire...

May 18 | ACTION NEEDED: How you can help

A message from Rebecca Kay, President, SOAC Director Black has asked the APRC Commissioners (each individually) to re-prioritize the 15 or so Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) that were in the budget prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. They will be doing...

NEW POOL FOR ASHLAND!!!

In December 2019, the Ashland City Council approved a revenue bond of $2.9M for a new pool in Ashland.  The $2.6M will be used for construction of the new Daniel Meyer Pool, to be completed in 2020.  The remainder...

Next step for funding:

The next step in final funding approval is:  On Dec. 3, Director Black will present the funding plan (a revenue bond of $2.6M based upon Food and Beverage Tax revenues) to City Council.  It is very important that, once...

$2.6M revenue bond approved!

HOORAY!!!  Tonight the APRC Commissioners unanimously approved the proposal for a $2.6M revenue bond to fund the new pool for Ashland!  I’m elated and so appreciative of all their efforts and hard work this past year to make this happen. ...

Article in the Ashland Tidings

The September 30th edition of the Ashland Tidings includes a front page story on the Parks and Recreation decision to “take a deep dive” and pursue replacing the Daniel Meyer pool. “The Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously approved...

Statistics on community pools across Oregon

Research by SOAC’s Matt Miller offers a quick and eye-opening overview of the status of community pools in 98 Oregon towns and cities with a population of 4,000 and over. The research was part of the Ad Hoc Pool...