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Pool committee dissolves

Estherville Parks & Rec's pool committee formed in April 2016 cites lack of communication, disappointment as reasons

December 10, 2018
Amy H. Peterson - Staff Writer , Estherville News

The Estherville Municipal Pool Committee, a sub-committee of the city's Parks & Rec Board, submitted a letter informing the Board of its dissolution. In a nearly two-page letter, the Committee stated, "Each member still wants to see this town have an outdoor pool and hope our design still becomes a reality." The Committee was formed in April, 2016 to create a modern design for a new municipal pool. "At this time, we agree we have met that obligation," the letter stated.

In light of the letter, Parks & Recreation Board member Gary Phillips said, "I suggest we don't rush things as we move forward. We need to be really transparent."

Board member Bob Jensen agreed. "We've got to change attitudes in the community. At first people were excited for a new pool, then it turned around," Jensen said.

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Phillips said, "It's time to put the mistakes behind us and get this done."

The Board also declined a bid for pool sealant replacement on the existing pool due to the cost. Mid-America Pool Renovation, Inc. of Grandview, Missouri submitted a bid to: remove all existing sealant, clean existing joint, wash existing joint using pressure washer, prime joint and supply and install new elastomeric sealant for $38,715.00. This would not be the total cost to seal and repair the existing pool. There are currently no other bids for the work as few other contractors do this type of work.

See more about the municipal pool project in Thursday's edition of the Estherville News.



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