With no significant action items on their November 4 regular meeting agenda, Truth or Consequences (T-or-C) parks and recreation advisory board focused the evening’s session on department reports, as well as a discussion about the municipal swimming pool and upcoming park improvements. Following municipal swimming pool manager Kyle Blacklock’s report, which among other things affirmed that the pool would be closing on Saturday, November 23, board members discussed current plans regarding replacement of the facility’s now-defunct winter enclosure. Blacklock said an architect and engineering team recently toured the pool complex to gather information and indicated steps to replace the seasonal cover, or perhaps to build a more permanent enclosure are active and ongoing. While still collecting data and assembling options, , Blacklock said all parties involved appear anxious to move the project forward as soon as possible. During his regular report, parks and recreation department manager O.J. Hechler said final plans for phase-one renovation of Ralph Edwards Park would likely advance following and upcoming meeting with project officials later this month. He engaged board members in a discussion about turf options for the park’s future greenspaces, and emphasized how phase-one installation of a new irrigation system would involve significant disruption and potential public access restrictions. Hechler’s report further outlined plans to improve fencing at the Louis Armijo Sports Complex, as well as ongoing pump repairs at the Ralph Edwards Park fishing pond.

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