The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council are scheduled to vote Monday night on a resolution that could help fast track the re-opening of the Gaithersburg Aquatic Center.
The center — which is owned by Montgomery County Public Schools and operated by the city — has been closed since Jan. 25 due to cracks in perimeter wall support columns.
MCPS is responsible for building maintenance costs and has asked Gaithersburg to contribute, citing a lack of available funds that would keep the aquatic center closed for the forseeable future without city assistance, according to Gaithersburg documents.
The cost for construction is $600,000, and MCPS has asked Gaithersburg to contribute $300,000, according to the city.
Gaithersburg has sufficient funds in the Capital Improvements Budget and city "staff recommends participation in the project in the amount requested by MCPS," pending a vote of approval by the City Council.
Other agenda items include:
- Resolution of the City Council Confirming the Appointment of Tony Tomasello as City Manager for the City of Gaithersburg, MD, effective Nov. 29, 2012
- Presentation from Municap Regarding a Possible Tax Increment Finance District for Funding the Future Watkins Mill Interchange
- Public Hearing: Ordinance to Amend Chapter 15 of the City Code Entitled "Offenses - Miscellaneous," so as to Repeal Section 15-3, Entitled "Fortunetelling Prohibited; Exception to Remove the Prohibition of Fortunetelling in the Incorporated City Limits