A deteriorating facility will have to do for the Fort Gymnastics Club until after October's election.
 
The club came to council back in May looking for help to either fix their building or build a new one.
 
City council asked administration to do a feasibility study and see just how popular the sport is in the community.
 
The study found gymnastics is fairly popular in the Fort with registration rising from 291 gymnasts in 2014 to 368 in 2016 for fall sessions.
 
Administration came back with four options for council to work through; build a new facility, repurpose an existing facility owned by the city, buy and renovate a building or rent and renovate a building.
 
Representatives of the club came forward and proposed the idea of repurposing Harbour Pool—for a cost of $5.7 million—depending on the outcome of this fall's plebiscite.
 
The idea fell flat when council gave a resounding and firm no, stating that there's no plan to get rid of Harbour Pool any time soon. 
 
The gymnastics club isn't the only organization looking for municipal money. The Friends of the Traders group want to bring the hockey club back to the city but to do so, require extensive renovations to the JRC.
 
Council was hesitant to spend any money on either issue until after the pool plebiscite.
 
"We need to make sure that all dollars are not expended on huge capital projects," explained mayor Gale Katchur. "If it is a yes vote [in the plebiscite], then our money is going to be tied up for some time, if it's a no vote then it opens up the avenue up for other discussions on what may or may not happen in our community."
 
Council decided to hold off on a decision until after the October election.

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