Officials hope to open the Clovis Aquatic Center on Monday pending an inspection by the New Mexico Environmental Department, according to Rob Carter, director of Clovis’ Parks and Recreation.
Utilizing city and state funds, the facility has undergone approximately $450,000 in renovations, Carter said.
The pool was sandblasted and repainted and the deck was rebuilt. The pool’s heater and pump were replaced, a filtration system was added and insulation and heating were added in the locker room, he said.
The pool was closed in December by the state for failure to meet state standards, including operating without a shower.
City officials are working closely with Clovis High School to facilitate use of the pool for swim team practice and other activities, Carter said. Several classes such as swimming classes, water aerobics and more are planned once the pool reopens.
Carter said pool admission, $2 per person, will match the fees charged at Potter Park.
Funds awarded for police cameras
Law enforcement in Curry County will be awarded more than $27,000 through a Department of Justice grant, according to a press release from the office of U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M.
Clovis Police Department will use the $17,383 it has been awarded to purchase in-car video cameras and for training equipment to be used on its firearms range, the release said.
The $10,000 allotted the Curry County Sheriff’s Department will also be used to purchase in-car cameras.
The Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant provides funds to state and local governments to prevent and control crime in their communities, according to the release.