ROCKLAND — The City Council will be asked to have its Parks and Recreation Committee do a feasibility study on options for a recreation center.

The proposed order will be discussed at the Council’s agenda-setting meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. The Council would then vote on the order at its Monday, Oct. 10 meeting.

Councilor Nicole Kalloch is sponsoring the order. She noted that the options might include a new recreation center.

City Councilors narrowly rejected July 11 to send a $400,000 bond referendum to voters in November to upgrade the 87-year-old Flanagan Community Center. Kalloch had voted to send the bond question to voters.

The bond referendum was proposed to deal with the current water problems in the building, which are the same that were reported prior to extensive repairs made in 2012. The problems include water leaking in through the upper level space used by the Rockland District Nursing Association and then leaking down to the basement level where the youth game room is located.

The building was constructed in 1935 through the Works Progress Administration which was a federal program created during the Great Depression to put people to work.

There has been nearly $20,000 spent since 2012 on various roof repairs.

In November 2011, Rockland residents voted 1,107 to 656 to borrow up to $675,000 for improvements to the recreation center that resulted in the repointing of all the exterior bricks and work along the edges of the roof to prevent leaking. There was also a trench dug around the exterior of the building to apply sealant to the foundation and to install proper drainage to prevent water intrusion from the lower level. The game room was also torn up and received a new slab and then a new wooden floor to stop moisture from coming into that section of the building.

That work was done in 2012 with the city reporting after that the building was “bone dry.”

The 2012 work followed $661,000 in renovations in 2009 and 2010 that resulted in the center being closed for eight months. That work consisted of installation of a new gym floor, new retractable bleachers, new locker rooms constructed in the space previously occupied by a racquetball court, installation of a sprinkler system, a new boiler and replacement of an underground oil tank.