project leader
Friends of The SHAC
location
Cantine Sports Complex
(tentative site north of soccer fields)
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the project

Fund a Feasibilty study to BUILD AN AQUATICS CENTER IN SAUGERTIES FOR YEAR-ROUND ENJOYMENT: 

LEARN TO SWIM - AQUATIC AEROBICS - COMPETITIVE SWIMMING - WATER THERAPY - NON-SWIMMER PROGRAMS, - WATER SPORTS - AND MORE…

This is an opportunity to enhance our already wonderful Hudson Valley town.  The Town Board of Saugerties recognizes the potential health and economic benefits a year-round aquatic facility could generate. They have agreed to site and operate a facility after funding is obtained.

*ALL FUNDS MUST BE RAISED PRIVATELY (no taxes will be raised) - This means us, Saugerties residents, and local businesses. If every Saugerties resident donated just $2 we would have enough for the initial study!

A professional feasibility study will help verify that an aquatic center will be economically sustainable and (hopefully) profitable.  We plan to engage the highly regarded aquatics consulting firm, Cousilman-Hunsaker, to work with us on the study. Our goal for the budget is based on their proposal (plus IOBY fees).

the steps

THE FEASIBILITY STUDY HAS THREE PHASES:

Phase One: Needs Analysis

Phase Two: Conceptual Plan

Phase Three: Revenue Expense/Analysis

Each phase will include a site visit from the Consulting Firm, and the overall process will span up to 6 months.

WE WILL SEEK AS MUCH COMMUNITY INPUT AS POSSIBLE FOR THE STUDY!

 

OUR GOALS:

*Raise enough funds for the study by the end of 2017.

*Begin the formal study process by March 2018

*Complete the study by September 2018

A completed feasibility study is necessary for a formal business plan, which we will be the next phase of our effort (if the study proves "feasible"!).  A business plan will be the gateway for capital fundraising to begin.

why we're doing it

The residents of Saugerties are committed to the goal of having a financially profitable, multi-use aquatics facility.

Not only will this facility insure that all of our children have the to opportunity to learn how to swim, it will offer a myriad of health and wellness programs suitable for our entire community.  We hope to develop a multi-pool design in order to accommodate simultaneous activities for non-swimmers, athletes, the elderly, and those with disabilities.  State-of-the-art technologies will be preferred in every aspect of the design, lowering both short- and long-term operating costs.  

It is our firm belief that an aquatics center will draw a large number of users from neighboring communities while also attracting more families to make Saugerties their home, thus being a catalyst for economic growth.  IF WE BUILD IT, THEY WILL SWIM! 

budget

The feasibility study will consist of three general tasks:

1. Needs Analysis (to examine local and regional demographics and determine the "market" for an aquatics center)

2. Conceptual Designs / Cost Estimate

3. Expense / Revenue Analysis

The cost of the research and documentation will be $25,000

An additional $7,375 is budgeted for several site visits by the consulting firm staff over the course of the process.



SUBTOTAL = $32,375
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $1,619
Donation Processing Fee (3%) $971
TOTAL TO RAISE = $35,000

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donors

  • Jeff Helmuth
  • Lisa Mayone
  • cecelia K.
  • Rachel K
  • Wakefield
  • C. Mattia
  • Charlotte Herscher
  • Nick & Mel
  • Nancy Campbell
  • Van & Daisy
  • Nikki Weisman
  • Judith Spektor
  • Virginia
  • Anonymous
  • Miss Lucy's Kitchen
  • Angie and Rick
  • Anonymous
  • Dana Weidman
  • Jake Smith
  • Julie Cook
  • David Cook
  • Bob
  • mark smith
  • Anonymous
  • Brian Nowitzki
  • Cecelia K.
  • Anonymous
  • Erin Smith
  • alex r.