Town council falls short of purchasing Selma pool

The Selma Town Council heard from supporters of the Selma swimming pool but fell short of voting to preserve it. At its Oct. 10 meeting, the council voted unanimously to put down $500 in earnest money.

The earnest money gives the town 30 days to thoroughly inspect the property and resolve other issues before purchasing it. The purchase price is $4,670.

Council members also said that if the town purchases the property it’s not committed to reopen the pool.

For more details on the possible pool purchase, purchase next week’s issue of The Selma News.

The Selma Town Council voted to further study purchasing the community swimming pool.


  1. Pam on October 17, 2017 at 8:12 am

    So if they purchase it and don’t reopen to the public, will it be for their private use?

  2. John Radford on October 17, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Ask an insurance agent or a real estate appraiser what a pool does to the value of property.

    • Ken Herring, Jr. on October 20, 2017 at 4:36 am

      The town of Selma needs to buy the pool. It would be a great asset to the town and the families of Selma so they can enjoy the pool for their families to learn to swim and splash around on those hot summer days.

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