WATERLOO – The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union referendum questions were released Sunday night at 8:50 p.m. and the proposal for a pool improvement fee was approved with 1,538 votes in favor and 828 opposed.
The pool improvement fee is to be introduced in fall of 2009 at a rate of $10 a term for all Waterloo campus undergraduate students over a term of five years.
The fee, along with the amount of $250,000 that the City of Waterloo pledged last week and the over $700,000 private dollars from the aquatic alliance representing community groups that use the Laurier pool could see additional support from the City of Kitchener on Monday when they choose to support the project.
“This amazing vote of support by the Laurier student body is indicative of the community spirit that is the ethos of our University,” said the elated Director of Athletics and Recreation at Laurier, PETER BAXTER
. “This welcome news to our students and faculty, and the hundreds of community, elementary and high schools, and aquatic groups in the region that depend on our 50-metre pool.”
Baxter is looking forward to other community partners to assist in contributing to the project to allow for repairs that ensure water is available for the next five years and beyond.