The notion of building a pool with donations or outside money is not new. Often lawmakers want to do something and find someone else to pay for it.
These are not Victorian times and people are used to government doing everything. There are no more Carnegie libraries being built, or Flower ones for that matter.
People are reluctant to donate to goverment. "Hey I pay taxes", is an understandable retort.
Last night only the Mayor expressed doubt over funding the new Thompson Park pool four Members of Council want.
While a private endowment is being formed for the Park in general, committing all they raise to a pool may not be a consensus position.
It's a tough decision to spend money that will be translated into a higher levy than if you didn't build a pool.
However, when presented the chance to vote on decomissioning and razing the old pool, Council chose to keep it in hopes of resurrection. That's the decision, so let's move ahead and get something in place for next year.