Hantsport pool closed over $15K bill
Town dissolved itself earlier this year
A pool in Hantsport, N.S., won’t open this year because the town can’t afford the $15,000 operating cost.
The Hantsport Memorial Community Centre Pool has been open for almost 60 years. Mayor Rob Zwicker said it needs upgrades, but the town can’t afford that this year either.
"We decided that with the combination of the aging infrastructure and the declining usage that we would not open the pool this year,” he said Tuesday.
It’s the latest setback for the town. Last month, its council voted to dissolve the town. $1 million had to be cut from the budget this year.
The town once had its own swim and dive teams.
Hantsport will remain a town until next spring. It’s deciding which municipality to join.