Back in 2008, the City of Lake Worth signed a DEP agreement F6124 pertaining to our pool. This involved a grant from the Florida Department Recreational Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) as follows:
There were definite stipulations for taking this money:
Limitation of Use/Site Dedication
On February 23, 2017, The Land and Recreation Grants Section at the State of Florida contacted City Manager Bornstein:
Michael, Please see the attached Limitation of Use Form and Grant Agreement for the above referenced project was awarded $200,000 in Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) funds for renovation of pool facilities. Our office has been notified by a Citizen’s Complaint of the poor maintenance conditions of the pool and also City meetings to revert the pool facilities. Referenced in paragraph 32 are the required site dedications and maintenance conditions. We are making the City of Lake Worth aware of the FRDAP grant program post completion responsibilities and requests a response within 10 business days. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.
Tamika BassAfter not hearing back from the city, ten days later, the State called Mr.Bornstein and left word with him and his assistant. Yesterday, the City sent their response:
Tamika Bass, FCCM
Community Assistance Consultant
Land and Recreation Grants Section
" We have received a notice from the City of Lake Worth, informing us the temporary closure of the pool due to safety concerns. Please see the attached letter, a special workshop will be held to resolve the issue. We have asked the City to provide us with a timeframe for reopening once a resolution has been met. We will keep you posted. If you have any further concerns, please contact us Thanks~ Tamika Bass"
Even the external auditors recognize the value of our pool when they wrote in their recent report: The quarter-mile, municipally owned beach complex, which has an ocean fishing pier, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and ocean front shops and restaurants, makes this area a popular attraction for residents and tourists alike.