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Yes to Proposition 2
By Mary Schulz


September 16, 2009

Dear Editor,

YES, it is time to replace the Mike Smithers' pool with a new facility. The movement to build pools in Alaska began 40 years ago. The State of Alaska recognized the value of pools in each community and developed a plan to assist with the pool projects through the Department of Education.

In Ketchikan the architectural and mechanical technology used was what was available to the city/borough in that era. At that time, I'm sure the local pool committee worked to construct a good facility within the budget approved by the community. The Mike Smithers' pool has served us well in the 35 years of operation. It is time to retire the facility and if we don't replace it, I know the quality of life will diminish for hundreds of Ketchikan individuals and numerous organizations that utilize the facility daily. Our taxes will not be raised with the proposed bond proposal. I urge all to support Proposition 2.


Mary Schulz
Ketchikan, AK

Received September 16, 2009 - Published September 16, 2009



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