EASTON, Md.- No food, drinks or snacks are allowed at the Easton Elks Lodge pool and now, outside community groups have been added to that list.
This pool is not compliant with the new Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. Because the lodge is a private entity, the Easton Elks have chosen not to make modifications, which result in the loss of outside business.
Easton Elks Lodge Pool Committee Chairmen David Tyler said,"The Elks lodge would no longer be able to offer the use of the pool to most community groups."
Melissa Corbin, who is member of the Easton Elks Lodge, stands behind the lodge's decision.
"I think since they are a private group," Corbin said. "I think they should have the choice and if they feel it's not economical for them to do that, I think it's their right to say no."
But others disagree and argue the Easton Elks Lodge should make the necessary adjustments to continue to allow outside groups to use the pool.
The new additions, which would consist of adding lift and making the pool bottom a gradual decline, would cost more than $20,000. Robin Rice of Easton said the money would be well spent.
"I think always there should be handicap accessibility if possible, especially if it's going to involve children because we need to make the world accessible to those who are differently able," Rice said.
Easton Elks Lodge officials said they do have plans to make the improvements one day, but now is not the right time.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
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