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Tuesday - April 17, 2018 12:54 am

Money for design of Memorial Pool to get vote by city council

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For those pining away for a Memorial Pool replacement in La Crosse, it won't happen this year.

Next year might also be a stretch, as well.

It does, however, look like, at least, a design could be on the books after this summer.

Next month, the city council votes on whether to spend $200,000 on that design, along with soil borings and anything else that goes with the preliminary steps of creating a new pool where the old, leaky one was next to UW-La Crosse.

Since its gates closed for the last time in 2015, there has been ongoing debate about where to build the new pool.

Last year, a consultant ranked Forest Hills Golf Course the No. 1 option. The site near UW-L was ranked fourth on that list of seven, yet the city council voted to build a new pool on the same site anyway.

The $200,000 to be voted on — and likely approved — has already been accounted for in the city's budget for this year.

More on the ongoing pool saga can be read here.

Mitch Reynolds

Mitch Reynolds is the News Director at Midwest Family Broadcasting. He covers the internecine agonies of La Crosse city hall. He really likes basketball.

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