Every Age. Every Family. Every Day.

Election InfoWhy Every Day?

Thanks for the support at the polls on May 7!

Our bond proposal passed with 63% of the vote.

As we head into the Tuesday, May 7 election, we will provide information and updates here. Every voter who lives within the Holland Public School boundaries is eligible to participate in this election.

This 1.25 mill proposal is for 20 years. If approved by voters, the millage will raise $26 million to invest in updating our pool’s aging facility needs and expanding our programs and services.

This is why the community representatives on our Board of Trustees voted to place this proposal on the May 7 ballot.

We are committed to providing efficient and life-enhancing aquatic programs and services to Every Age. Every Family. Every Day for many years to come. There have only been two other times in the history of our pool where a significant investment of this kind has been brought before our community. Both were approved.

The first time was in 1968 when voters approved the original construction of the pool. The second time was in 1998, as it became time to both address major facility needs and construct a second pool and play area to better meet our community’s needs.

Now, in 2019, it’s time once again for our community to set the course for our pool’s future.

If you have any comments or questions at all, please contact one of us and we’ll make sure you get the information you need.

Thank you!

Here are the community representatives on the pool’s Board of Trustees who voted unanimously in January to place this proposal on the May ballot:

City of Holland        

  • Wendy Willoughby – vice chair                                        
  • Matthew VanZetten – treasurer
  • Ron Hemmeke
  • Tim Hemingway          

Ex-Officio representative: Ben Farkas, HPS Athletic Director

Laketown Twp.

Sara Giesler – chair 

Holland Twp.

Darrin Duistermars – secretary

Park Twp.

Jack Gisinger

HERE IS THE CURRENT RENDERING OF WHAT OUR POOL’S NEW “FOOTPRINT” WOULD LOOK LIKE

With input from experts and community members, pool leaders studied facility needs, finances, and future use trends for nearly two years. They focused on putting together the most efficient and appropriate plan for securing our pool’s future sustainability.

Costly “bells and whistles” were rejected.

The bond proposal will raise $26.3 million if approved. Based on our current concept drawings, approximately $14.8 million will go toward renovation and $11.4 million will go toward new construction.

You’ll see in the rendering that the previous pool renovation and construction projects supported by the community in 1968 and 1998 remain. But due to real-world “life cycle” issues, improvements and upgrades are now needed.

The benefits of UNIVERSAL DESIGN are at the core of the pool’s renovation and construction plans.

  • 100%“no steps” entry / improved accessibility for all
  • A large canopy over the drop-off & pick-up area to better protect children and older users from rain, snow, and ice
  • More “warm water” options for users
  • More conveniently located “family” locker rooms
  • Improved safety and security
  • More natural light and improved energy efficiencies
  • Improved facility infrastructure, HVAC, and mechanicals
  • Expanded community gathering spaces
  • Improved “at the same time” experiences for both competitive teams and event spectators at the 50m pool and parents, grandparents, and youngsters enjoying the Splash Zone
  • Improved flexibility in calendar/program scheduling to serve everyone (without the current restrictions) when the pool is open

 

Amanda Duimstra

General Manager

Amanda@hollandaquaticcenter.org

Jack Huisingh

Executive Director

Jack@hollandaquaticcenter.org

Informational Opportunities

Along with this website, postcards, and presentations to community groups, we are hosting 12 events at the pool to help you get the information you need.

The 20yr 1.25 mill proposal

The “Renovation and Construction Bond Proposal” on the May 7 ballot is a 1.25 mill request for 20 years. It will raise $26 million to effectively upgrade our aging facility and expand future programs and services.

$150,000 home value = $75,000 taxable SEV = $93.75 annual / $7.82 month

$200,000 home value = $100,000 taxable SEV = $125 annual / $10.42 month

$250,000 home value = $125,000 taxable SEV = $156.25 annual / $13.02 month

 

other helpful documents

Jan 10 Board Announcement PDF

 

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