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Malta Passes Resolution in Support of Aquatic Center

MALTA – The Malta Town Board passed a resolution in support of the Adirondack Aquatic Center, a proposed 80,000-square-foot indoor aquatic complex slated for construction off Route 67, at its July meeting.

“On behalf of the Malta Town Board, myself and the residents, I offer our best wishes for your success in achieving your goal of making the Adirondack Aquatic Center a reality in Malta,” stated Town Supervisor Vincent R. DeLucia in a letter to the nonprofit’s president, Kara Haraden.

According to a release from Adirondack Aquatic Center, the nonprofit launched a capital campaign earlier this year that included the production of a promotional video, which was shared with the Town Board and can be viewed here and a new website that will be unveiled in the coming weeks. To date, Adirondack Aquatic Center has secured $2 million of the estimated $22 million needed to build the aquatic center.

The multi-use, year-round facility will hold four pools, including a 50-meter Olympic-size pool, of varying lengths, depths and temperatures for diverse swim programs such as learn to swim, exercise and rehabilitation, as well as training and competition. Plans also include ample spectator seating, classroom areas, meeting rooms, aquatic-focused exercise and weight room, studio/multi-purpose area, pro shop, concessions area and locker rooms.

According to July 2 Town Board minutes posted on the website,  Councilman John Hartzell asked how close the facility was to securing funds. Vice President Mike Relyea said the board of directors of the facility has interviewed with two banks and is looking at a third. He said confidence is “super high” and support from residents, competitors, towns, the county and other recreational facilities has been tremendous.

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Chamber of Southern Saratoga President Peter Bardunias said at the meeting, according to the minutes, that it is the Chamber’s opinion that it is the “right thing to do” to partner with the aquatic center and bring growth, quality of life, and a great asset to the community. He said the BPA Board is also a supporter of the facility.

Councilman Craig Warner said the instructional swimming facility would be an economic win for the town.

Adirondack Aquatic Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The world-class swim center was founded to fill a long-term need for year-round aquatic services that address the health, wellness, recreation, safety, competition and training needs of the local residents, communities and organizations.

To learn more about the proposal, visit adirondackaquaticcenter.org.

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