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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10022) 7 years ago
Miles City needs one of these at the Oasis.

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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2775) 7 years ago
The girl in the bikini or the slide?
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Posted by atomicg (+1023) 7 years ago
Cost of construction? Wonder how much it would up the current insurance? Might be more feasible to add features to the oasis rather than build a new pool.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15384) 7 years ago
The girl in the bikini or the slide?


The slide obviously. We've had girls in bikinis around since the Readers Digest debacle of 2011.

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Posted by Brandy Allen (-2408) 7 years ago
seems like Richard and bob are stuck on the wrong subject matter, again.

Insurance seems to be the first real response, to new entertainment in town. we encountered a lot of people claiming we could be liable for people falling down when we first opened the roller skating rink here in town, but they were wrong. Many people are just to scared to invest in the entertainment industry because of false advice from the "Grinch" type people.

You can easily have a "release responsibility document" when entering the establishment to eliminate financial responsibility for other peoples mistakes, as long as its not your fault. Not hard to design and build this, just need the Grinch's out of the way.it would be fun. It would require a lot of dirt work though, that could be costly.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9472) 7 years ago
You can easily have a "release responsibility document" when entering the establishment to eliminate financial responsibility for other peoples mistakes, as long as its not your fault.


IANAL, but I'm not sure it really works this way - how do you determine if something IS or ISN'T your fault?
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12389) 7 years ago
The city deals with the Montana Municipal Insurance Authority and they have their own schedule of risk. So it is up to MMIA on that point. And those releases only work IF you truly are not at fault. You don't maintain your property and you can still be sued. Ask a ski hill. If the lift breaks, they pay.

The other problem is those big fiberglass slides do not last a long time, especially in our climate. Like the frog at Wibaux Park, it would have to be dismantled every fall and set up again in the spring and still probably only last a few years.

Plus, with weight and structure issues, it couldn't be set up a easily as the frog.

I am sure once the dike is built, the water and sewer plants are brought up to new standards, all the old city water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines are replaced, Denton Field is repaired, the fountain at Wibaux Park is restored, all the streets are resurfaced. . . .
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Posted by jp7 (+226) 7 years ago
Yes,miles city needs a swimming pool,everyone around us,has a swimming pool,im talking about little towns...way smaller then here,and being all the older folks are no longer here to vote it out...we might just have a swimming pool...sometime
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Posted by atomicg (+1023) 7 years ago
How much does the oasis currently cost to operate and maintain? Is it just a line item in the city's budget?

Good point on the climate and the slides. Grinchy or not, realistic analysis is necessary before offering up public funding for anything.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15384) 7 years ago
seems like Richard and bob are stuck on the wrong subject matter, again.


Maybe we are, but its a hell of a lot more fun to talk about the subject Bob and I are discussing than insurance and liability waivers.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10022) 7 years ago
I thought perhaps the slide was in Australia or something from the video, but it's actually located here in the USA ... in Waco, Texas ...

http://www.bsrcablepark.com/

Headed to the park? Sign the waiver online ...

https://www.smartwaiver.c...4ce3c/web/
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Posted by Brandy Allen (-2408) 7 years ago
Realistic analysis is certainly needed. such as there are plenty of water slides that do not get taken down and reassembled every winter. As an example there is a water slide between Livingston and billings, which never comes down. There are actually more that stay up than come down. The true cost analysis should focus on dirt work, labor, and materials for the building stage. The off season storage fee will be non consequential in comparison.

I would ask a construction manager for some advice on this. Taking advice on construction from a writer is never a good idea. unless you like having a dentist do your laundry, a bit out of their fields.
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Posted by cabbagehead (+17) 7 years ago
What happened to the supposed project with one of the buildings at the state school? Wasn't that a new indoor pool? WHERE DID THE DONATED MONEY GO? I know that sounds like its off the subject but its pool related.
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Posted by Brandy Allen (-2408) 7 years ago
A non for profit group owns the building, and they have no real plans to remodel the interior, which is badly needed, in order to use it for the public. It was used as a sate school building, so everything in it resembles a prison or jail environment. So a lot of money would be needed to make it usable. It would be a nice building with about 100K invested in it. Kind of like a lot of dilapidated buildings around, the owner doesn't want to make any investment past the purchasing price.
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