With plans of having a new concession stand in place by the start of the 2001 football season, a committee formed of school board, city council and booster club members met this week.
The discussion began when the booster club approached the school board with plans of constructing a new concession stand earlier this year. The Booster Club had raised $12,000 and was ready to move forward with their plans. The school was in favor of a new concession stand and requested for more storage space to be added to the building.
At the same time, the city was discussing whether or not money should be put into the current city pool to upgrade its condition.
According to Mayor Edwin Buckendahl, the current pool was built in the late 50s. There needs to be some work done to the bathhouse at the pool, but other than that the pool appears to be operating very well, he said. The city began to question whether the concession stand and bathhouse could be a combined project that would be able to serve more of the community.
Members of each committee began discussing the possibilities and decided to form one committee in order to gain a better understanding of the needs of each group.
Read the rest of this article in the 4/19/01 Pilot Tribune.