The Storm Lake City Council will splash into the pool issue Monday when it decides whether or not to move forward with preliminary engineering services for an aquatic facility.
City staff will submit a proposal for engineering services for an aquatic facility from the Kansas City, Mo. firm of Larkin Aquatics, which performed an inspection last year, and local engineering firm Kuehl and Payer.
The engineering team is proposing a two phase approach, which includes initial planning, a preliminary facility report and help for building community support.
Phase two would include the design portion of the process. The proposed plan would be for construction to begin in April of 2002 and be completed the following April. Phase two would be contingent on having a successful bond referendum.
While the city council has not decided whether to renovate the existing facility or to build a new one, it did set aside funds in the 2001-2002 budget to hold a special election for a pool.
Read the rest of this story in the 3/17 Pilot Tribune.