Bill and Martha Paine, long-time residents and business owners announced in October 2007 that they planned to donate money to build a community swimming pool for Manistee, Michigan. The pool is expected to be open to the public in fall 2009.
The City of Manistee has now agreed to pay $40,000 a year to help with the maintenance and operations of the pool. This would cover ten years of operation. City Manager Mitch Deisch commented that the pool is a gift to the whole county.
The facility will be built on the east side of Manistee High School, attached to the gymnasium. City residents would receive a benefit as as a result of the city's contribution and will pay only half of the regular user fee once that is established.
from the Ludington Daily News, "City to pay for Manistee's pool operations", by Kevin Braciszeski Jan 17, 2008
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