Sierra Nevada Community Aquatics, Inc. (SNCA) needs your assistance.
Wednesday, October 24th
, meeting the Reno City Council will be considering a staff recommendation to make the next commitment required to move the development of the Moana Springs Aquatics Complex forward.
(Agenda Item J. 2)
Following City Council approval to move forward early this year, SNCA and City of Reno Staff have been working in partnership to address several questions that were raised. On Wednesday, City Staff and Darin Barr of Ballard King & Associates, a recreational facilities feasibility firm, will be providing projected operational impact of the recommended regional aquatic facility. Ballard King has completed a comprehensive study of the region and its needs looking at a several different pool options. They will be making a suggestion to move forward with the project plan that best addresses the community needs when considering
operational efficiency, economic impact, and feasibility to construct.
Additionally, Council will be presented with the potential impact of the addition of both geothermal and solar resources to the development.
Extensive study of the existing geothermal resource has been completed indicating that significant operating savings are achievable with the use of a geothermal heat exchanger system. Similarly, calculations of the system cost and electrical savings of a solar array have been prepared.
When use of the available natural resources is combined with the updated usage projections prepared by Ballard King the result is a facitlity that will deliver an extremely high cost recovery rate and an operating cost in line with what was provided for years at the old Moana Pool.
We would like your help in providing positive constructive comments reminding the Council Members that new aquatics centers are desperately needed in the Truckee Meadows and that there is a high level of support for a new Moana Pool.
Please take a few minutes today or tomorrow to provide your thoughts to the Council by one of the following means:
the Reno City Council to respectfully request that the Council offer their support for the formal grant funding requests to move the proposed Moana Springs Aquatic Center plans forward.
Click below to open an addressed e-mail to the Mayor, Council, City Manager and Parks and Recreation Director or copy the addresses from the list below for use in your own e-mail client.
Alternatively you can access the
City of Reno Public Comment Form
online and provide your input supporting the City in taking the steps necessary to enable the redevelopment of the Moana Springs Pool they will be considering in Agenda Item J.2..
Finally, you can attend the Wednesday, October 24th City Council Meeting in person at City Hall to show your support. The item will be heard sometime after 1PM in the 1st Floor Council Chambers in the City of Reno Building at One East First Street.
Please feel free to forward this information on to anyone that may have an interest in seeing the Moana Pool brought back to life!
Be sure to Like SNCA on Facebook and share this request with all your contacts who would benefit from a new Moana Pool.
Your continued support of the need for expanded aquatics facilities in the region is greatly appreciated. Should you have any questions about how you can help e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775-324-1278.