Plagued with leaking and filter issues, which have resulted in a substantial decrease in the days its open, the Terry Swimming Pool has been a topic of concern to many in the community in recent years. Those concerns will be addressed at tonight’s meeting scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.
Councilpersons organizing the Wednesday, March 19 meeting are inviting anyone interested in helping with the pool project to attend.
One primary concern stems from a recent decision made by District Sanitarian Michael Rinaldi informing the town council that if the leaking and filter issues aren’t addressed the pool will not open for another season, Town Clerk Lynn Schilling said.
A rough estimate provided to the council by Waterstop Inc., a Bozeman based company that looked at Terry’s pool earlier this month, calculates the cost to fix the pool’s leaking issue could be as much as $46,000.
Although that figure may seem insurmountable to some, Schilling explained the town budget includes $18,000 for a bathhouse fund, which can be used towards pool repair. Prairie County commissioners have also offered to contribute to the cause, Schilling added, noting an exact amount has yet to be established.
Fundraising ideas will be among the topics addressed at tonight’s meeting. For more information about the meeting or the pool please call Terry Town Hall at 635-5411.
Published March 19, 2014