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Councilman calls for more work to Roosevelt Pool

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Councilman Riley wants the brick columns removed from poolside. Councilman Riley wants the brick columns removed from poolside.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A year after the City of Toledo spent $277,000 to renovate Roosevelt Pool along Dorr Street and get it back open to the public, Councilman Tyrone Riley is taking aim at some brick columns standing poolside.

On Tuesday, Riley presented legislation calling for the city to spend $63,950 from its Parkland Replacement Fund to tear down 17 brick columns still standing around the pool, which supported the old, enclosed pool.

In his legislation, Riley says the columns are obtrusive, unattractive and are an eyesore, and the measure is needed for the immediate preservation of public peace, health and safety.

The administration has said the work would not happen even if council approves the spending measure. Riley did not return calls for comment.      

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