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Assembly to discuss repairs to pool roof

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets on Monday, and in addition to a presentation from city officials about the switch to chloramine water disinfection, the Assembly will talk about repairs to the roof over the borough’s new pool.

An executive session to discuss potential litigation is on the agenda, and likely will take place before the Assembly discusses what action to take. According to the agenda statement, the pool opened in July of 2012, and condensation issues were noticed about two months later.

The borough took action to correct what was causing the condensation, but damage already had taken place. According to the agenda statement, some sections need to be replaced, and continued monitoring will be required to make sure more work isn’t needed.

Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst has recommended that the Assembly move forward with repairs, despite the lack of legal resolution. He writes that money remains in the original project budget to cover those repairs.

The Assembly meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Borough Assembly chambers at the White Cliff building. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.

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