No decision

Wausa Village Bd. still discussing swimming pool updates

WAUSA —The waters have stilled some on the Wausa Community Pool project as the Village Board took no action Monday night at its monthly meeting.

“No action was taken as we wait to get a hold of our engineer about some of the amenities they are wanting to add,” Board President Bill Schumacher said. “We’re waiting to hear what he has to say, his input on these items before we go forward is important.”

Those amenities include slides for both younger and older swimmers.

The project began in earnest in May 2012 when a group of citizens approached the board about updating the pool. Through the years it was discovered that rebuilding would be more cost effective and provide a longer life span to the pool.

In May 2017, three separate grants were sought and received and a proposal was made in January 2018. The grants totaled $580,000 and included updates to the bathhouse, resurfacing the pool area and an addition to the south and east.

Schumacher said there isn’t a solid deadline for advancement, but he’s hopeful it’s soon.

“We’re starting into some of the demo and things, but we expect to get him down here soon,” he said. “It’s just taking a little more time, that’s all.”

As of late July, the pool is scheduled to open May 2020.

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