The Winamac Town Council discussed the town pool at length during their regularly scheduled meeting this week.
According to Town Manager Jim Conner, a representative from Reno Sys, a pool rehabilitation company in Indianapolis, discussed plans for the pool. It’s going to be expensive and it’s going to be a large project.
“We’re looking somewhere in the neighborhood of between $500,000 to $600,000,” explained Conner. “About the only thing we’re going to be using from the old one is the existing hole in the ground. It’s going to take a new liner on the inside of the pool, new pumps, new filter, a heater, and supply lines to and from the pool. All of that equipment will be new.”
Conner said the council is looking at a couple of different options in how to go about paying for this project.
“We’ve got some EDIT money on hand that we’ve been saving up over the years and we could use some of that. We’re also looking at possibly doing a bond issue on the property tax side to help pay for it. We might do some local fundraising if any individuals or group would be interested in contributing toward the construction of the pool.”
The council approved a motion to send the project out for bid. It is the hope of the council that bids will be received for the May meeting.