Mayor Jack Everson made the announcement Thursday morning on the WBEX Sounding Board
A local business has asked to lease or have full sponsor of the Donald M. Smith Municipal Pool from the City of Chillicothe this summer.
Mayor Jack Everson says city council will have to vote on the matter, but expects them to approve it, since private business involvement is the only way the pool could afford to open this summer.
Everson says Triple Crown Sports owner Kevin Ross has many good ideas to bring to the pool arena with various programs, which could also see some type of programming involvement from the YMCA.
The mayor added that this type of private-public partnership will likely be seen in some other areas of recreation as well, in light of tight budget constraints the city faces.