Citizens Group Tries To Save Chesapeake College Pool

A citizen’s group trying to keep the swimming pool at Chesapeake College open says it is not giving up despite the college trustees’ decision to stand by their earlier vote to close the pool this summer. College officials in January cited the need for repairs and a shortage of money to make the repairs, as well as the pool’s annual operating deficit. College President Barbara Viniar recently listened to the group’s proposal and took it to the board for discussion after which she said the board maintained its position to close. Viniar estimates the planning of renovations and the fixing of the pool would cost between $750,000 and $1-million. The citizen’s group is planning to go before the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners to discuss the pool issue.