By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Pool will likely remain closed until late March to repair long-standing leak


February 1, 2023

Courtesy Parks and Recreation Department

Lane Fitzjarrald grouts tile in the pool floor as part of the extensive repair work that has kept the community facility closed since the end of November.

The community pool may be empty after its Nov. 28 closure, but it is certainly not idle. A flurry of activity is taking place behind the scenes as borough staff and handy community members perform much-needed maintenance and prepare for major repairs.

The pool's reopening date was pushed from Jan. 7 to February, then to the end of March as Parks and Recreation staff got a better sense of the scope of needed repairs. Mayor Patty Gilbert acknowledged the closure's inconvenience at the Jan. 24 assembly meeting, but "if we don't take care of the repair, we're liable to have a bigger problem,"...

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