Major renovation is necessary to keep the pool operational.
Installation of a pool liner to stop leakage and preventing the
settling of the pool deck; new piping; raising the pool decks; as
well as construction of a new wading pool and replacing the
bathhouse must be done. These repairs should ensure another 25 years
of swimming in our community. A new pool could cost in excess of 3
million dollars, while the above repair work can be done for roughly
10-15 percent of that cost.
The Park Board cost estimate for the entire project is in the range
of $550,000. Unfortunately, the park district does not have
sufficient funds to cover the cost. The Board will pursue grant
funding from the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources
and a pledge drive to determine our ability to move forward with the
project. The Board is now accepting pledges only for the Pool
Project. They are asking that cash not be sent at this time, but
just the pledge to show support of the project.
The pool has been a staple of the community and surrounding area for
the past 30 years. The park district is asking that everyone help
with this project so the local swimming pool may be operational for
years to come.
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A Public Meeting will held on June 25, 2014 at Mount Pulaski
High School Cafeteria. To further discuss this. In the meantime,
anyone who is willing to pledge their support, is asked to fill
out and submit the attached pledge form.
Pledge Form (PDF)
[Text received; MOUNT PULASKI
TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT BOARD]