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City looking to spend $1.4 million to renovate pools

The Jefferson street pool was built in 1954 (Source: WALB) The Jefferson street pool was built in 1954 (Source: WALB)
The pool is Olympic sized  (Source: WALB) The pool is Olympic sized (Source: WALB)
Marvin Last is the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Albany (Source: WALB) Marvin Last is the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Albany (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Boys and Girls Club hopes money from the proposed SPLOST extension will help renovate their pool, which they say would benefit the entire community.

The city hopes to use $1.4 million dollars in sales tax revenue to fix up the city-owned Carver Pool on McKinley Street and the Jefferson Street pool owned by the Boys and Girls club.     

The club's CEO says the renovations could expand the pool's usage.

"Once we get it refurbished there's a possibility we can hold state, regional and local meets between swim teams so that is a great plus for us," said Marvin Laster.

The sales tax extension will be on the ballot in November. The Boys and Girls Club is currently adding swimming lessons for adults.

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