Jul 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm
The East Grand Forks pool is slated to get a major make-over this fall if last night’s city council vote escapes a mayoral veto. The council voted four to three to accept the low bid to renovate the 49-year old pool. When all is said and done the project is expected to top the one-point-nine million mark. The high cost of the project has been a concern to city leaders who say it could translate into a six to seven percent levy increase to taxpayers. Councilman Mike Pokrzywinski says the high cost is a concern but there is a lot of support for the pool project. Mayor Lynn Stauss has indicated he’ll take a hard look at the pool project and its cost. A grassroots committee that supports the pool project is scheduled to hold its first meeting on Thursday.