The City of Monticello will dedicate the city swimming pool at McCloy Park in memory of the late city alderman, Dr. Tim Chase.
A dedication ceremony will be held at the pool on May 27 at 4 p.m. in conjunction with the 2016 season pool opening.
The public is invited to attend a brief ceremony paying tribute to Dr. Chase. Following the ceremony, the pool will open to the public with free admission until 6 p.m.
“Dr. Chase was passionate about Monticello parks, especially this pool,” said Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker. “One of Chase’s first jobs was a lifeguard in McCloy Park. Later, he served as pool manager, and on (the city) council, one of its strongest advocates. Naming the pool he loved, in the community he served, is one way we can honor his long standing service to our community.”
The pool, which first opened in 1980, will be named the “Dr. Timothy Chase Municipal Swimming Pool.”
The city’s splash pad in Jordan Park is scheduled to open for the summer season on the same day.