City Council has approved a $998,570 community development budget, with its eye on improving East End Pool at Shaw Place Park.
But whether the city has a community pool open next year might depend on whether the city can get enough grant money.
Because of budgetary concerns and the high cost to make repairs, the city intends to close Memorial Pool and Brandon Park Pool for good.
"There is money in the community development budget for the pool," said City Councilman Randall Allison following Thursday night's council meeting. "There may be as much as $250,000," he said.
City engineer John Grado, director of community and economic development, on Friday confirmed the city has $250,000 reserved for the pool and will be requesting another $250,000 in a matching grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
"If the budget was cut last year by 13 percent and is cut another 13 percent next year, there probably won't be money for the pool," Allison said.
The community development budget includes $252,000 for the home rehabilitation and buying programs and $25,000 additional program income, Grado said.
Other action council took included:
Approving a restaurant liquor license transfer for Benjamin Stopper, owner of Bootleg Barbecue on Church Street, near Basin Street, a restaurant that remains under construction.
Accepting land development plans by Nittany Oil and GEO Tech, 2300 W. Fourth St., as it builds a facility for commercial use and JDS Partnership at Penn Street and Birkle Court for a parking lot to be used by Steinbacher Law office employees and clients.
Establishing an ordinance vacating a portion of Usk Place, a dead end road.