A representative from ‘Better Together,’ the group promoting merging St. Louis city and county will speak at the April 1 Richmond Heights City Council meeting, Mayor Jim Thomson said Monday in the council meeting.
He said he didn’t know if the representative will take questions but assigned each city council member the task of coming to the meeting prepared with one question and possibly a follow-up.
“I’m hoping they will come professionally, and so will we,” Thomson said.
The April 1 meeting will begin at 7 p.m. instead of the regular 7:30 p.m. start time.
Also in the meeting on Monday Richmond Heights Parks and Recreation Director Teresa Proebsting gave the timeline for the planned renovations for The Heights.
The work will be done in two phases: the pool and related areas such as the locker rooms and sauna will be Phase 1, beginning in April and running about eight months, Proebsting said.
Phase 2, to take about five months, will include the entire gym, group fitness rooms, new fitness rooms on the second floor, a fitness equipment update and track resurfacing.
She said the pool will be ADA accessible, will have a splash pad for toddlers, the locker rooms will have swimming suit dryers, and the lanes in the new pool will be regulation width of 7 and a half feet.
She also said the Mid-County Y (and any other area YMCA) has agreed to be an alternate facility while the work is going on. A Heights member will be able to use either the Heights or the YMCA but not both. A member can also chose to cancel their Heights membership and then rejoin when they wish with no extra fees.