Marland Heights pool lease moving forward

WEIRTON – The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation will meet for an executive session Wednesday with its attorney in order to discuss and potentially finalize the lease of the Margaret Manson Weir Memorial Pool, according to Kevin Elias, park department programs director.

The meeting will take place Wednesday at 8 the Weirton Room at Millsop Community Center.

The Marland Heights Community Association has been working in recent years to revitalize and reopen the pool site, which is now recognized by the West Virginia National Registry of Historic Places.

Attorneys representing the board and the MHCA have been working to finalize details in the lease over the summer. The board is being represented by City Attorney Vincent Gurrera, and the MHCA is being represented by David B. Cross, an attorney based in Wellsburg.

The MHCA also will be hosting an Oldies Dance in the park featuring Legend and DJ Harry Stock on Aug. 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and a Car Cruise is scheduled for Sept. 14 from1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date will be Sept. 21. All proceeds from those events will go toward restoring the pool.

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