Alameda City Council has approved a three month extension to an existing joint use agreement with the Alameda Unified School District for the operation of the Emma Hood and Encinal Swim Centers.
The extension is intended to give the two agencies more time to negotiate a detailed master agreement regarding the responsibilities of both agencies when it comes to funding and modernizing the new facilities.
The need for a master agreement is spelled out in the existing contract, which is approaching expiration.
The City and the school district currently split costs evenly for utilities and maintenance, while capital costs are picked up by the school district.
The two swim centers cost about $308,000 per year to operate.
Two other city-owned pools, one each at Franklin and Lincoln park, are leased for operation by the Alameda Swimming Pool Association, a non-profit.
Council Approves Extension to Swim Center Agreement
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