UPDATE Posted at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 13

Lincoln City Community Center closure extended

The Lincoln City Community Center will remain closed through Sunday, Sept. 23 due to delays in the gym floor refinishing project and other unforeseen maintenance issues.

“We deeply regret this inconvenience to our loyal patrons,” Director Gail Kimberling, said. “However, in the best interests of customer safety we found it necessary to extend the building closure for another week.”

The closure is mainly due to dust and fumes from the gym floor refinishing project, which was needed due to continued effects from flooding in 2016. At that time an errant ball hit and broke a sprinkler head which spilled close to 2,000 gallons of water on the gym floor. Although the floor was refinished several months later, lingering moisture below the floor caused additional warping.

On the pool side, maintenance staff discovered extra work was needed on several critical pumps. The extended closure will provide time for staff to address these issues and prevent future problems.

Community Center customers with four-week, three-month and annual passes may request an extension on their membership to compensate for the inconvenience of the extended closure.

“Sometimes, even with the best-laid plans, things go awry and you have to make the best of the situation," Kimberling said. "I want to personally extend my thanks to all of our customers for their understanding and patience."

For updates see the Community Center Facebook page, go to www.lincolncity.org, or call 541-994-2131 and leave a message; someone will return your call.

UPDATE Posted at 2 p.m. Sept. 12:

Work is underway at the Lincoln City Community Center to replaced the gym floor.

The floor sanding begin at the gym this week.

Follow the story online, here at thenewsguard.com, and in the Wednesday print editions of The News Guard.

Previous News Guard coverage posted Sept 4:

PROJECTS:  Community Center launches maintenance projects

Two major projects begin inside the Lincoln City Community Center this month.

The largest will be replacing the center’s gymnasium. The replacement follows a flood in 2016.

“We had the center’s gym floor refinished that year,” Lincoln City Community Center’s Gail Kimberling said. “But it appears under the floor didn’t dry, so it is warping again and it needs to be refinished.”

Kimberling said the floor work will cost about $25,000 and will be funded through the city’s insurance.

“We will have a difference contractor doing the work,” she said.

Large fans have been placed in the gym for more dying

“The contract has been monitoring the floor and clearing the moisturizer in the corner where the flooding has occurred,” Kimberling said.

According to Kimberling, the floor work is going to take place between Sept. 10 and 21 followed by a week to allow the floor to cure.

“So the gym won’t reopen until Oct. 1,” she said.

The floor work will also trigger some building closures due to dust and fumes. Kimberling said the closures are tentatively scheduled from Sept. 9-16.

“We aren’t sure about the following week, it depends on when they will do the striping and final seal coat,” she said. “We will be posting updates on the Lincoln City Community Center’s Facebook page and at the city’s web site, at lincolncity.org.

Kimberling said the second project involves the annual pool maintenance.

“This is when the scrub brushes come out and the facility is cleaned from top to bottom,” she said.

The center was scheduled to begin pumping out the groundwater beneath the pool on Aug. 31. During that process, the groundwater can been seen flowing across the center’s parking lot to area storm drains.

The main pool was scheduled to be drained on Monday, Sept. 3. It will be closed through Sept. 16.

For more information, call the Lincoln City Community Center, at 541-994-2131.

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