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Friday, 04 October 2013 09:55

Should the city of Elkhorn build a new pool? Residents to have a say

Written by  CSI Media News

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Elkhorn officials will ask residents for guidance on the fate of the city’s swimming pool in a November advisory referendum.

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The pool was built more than 40 years ago in Sunset Park. It has needed numerous repairs over the years, including a repair project done about 12 years ago that was designed to extend the life of the pool by 10 years, according to the city newsletter.

The Nov. 5 referendum question posed to voters reads: "Should the city council replace the swimming facility at Sunset Park with a new facility with the following conditions: (1) spending and/or borrowing on the facility is not to exceed $3.5 million and; (2) The facility will be built within the corporate limits of the city of Elkhorn?"

Because the referendum is advisory, the city council is not bound by the results.

The estimated tax impact of borrowing $3.5 million would be about 38 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, the newsletter states.

The following items would likely be among the minimum requirements for a new facility: zero-depth entry, a Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant pool and bath house, six competitive swimming lanes and starting blocks, a dual-sided concession stand to serve pool and park activities, a diving area, an expanded deck and a slide. However, there are no set design specifications at this time.

Voting will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the city recreation center in Sunset Park.

 

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