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By Jamie Stewart
The Shafter Press 

Aquatics gets OK

$141K to improve facility


September 12, 2019 | View PDF

The city of Shafter has received the go-ahead to begin their planned improvements to the Shafter

Aquatic Center.

The Kern County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a release of funds and Environmental

Clearance Certification for the community pool improvements.

According to city Public Works Director Michael James, the project provides funding for the

renovating the facility at 269 Poso Ave. The property is owned by the City of Shafter, while the

Shafter Recreation and Parks District manage its day-to-day operations.

Some of the work planned are the installation of Americans with Disability Act access

improvements, resurfacing of the concrete deck surrounding the pool area and pool replastering.

James said that they are also planning to install a shade-providing cover for picnic area and

spectator spaces. In addition, the existing grass will be demolished, and there will be landscaping

improvements done, including grading and site compaction.

The project will be implemented with $83,000 in county CDBG funds and $58,600 in city funds,

for a total of $141,600. According to the city's application, the primary purpose of implementing

the project is to enhance the site with aesthetic improvements, additional amenities, improve

public safety within the pool area and provide ADA related accessibility improvements.


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