City Commission Set to Vote on Redesign Funding for Ebster PoolDecatur Metro | January 22, 2013 | 8:30 am
The Decatur City Commission is set to vote tomorrow night on putting $98,500 towards “surveying, design and construction administration services for the Ebster Pool and Bathhouse improvements building”, according to a letter from Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon. See tonight’s agenda for more info.
The agreement is with Lyman Davidson Dooley, the firm which also designed the pool and bathhouse at McKoy Park and “provided excellent service”.
Mr. Saxon goes on…
Ebster pool and bathhouse were built in 1982. Except for miscellaneous repairs, the facility is much as it was when first built. The bath house is outdated and in need of renovation. The pool mechanical system needs replacement. We also want to investigate options for pool improvements that will provide a more modern venue for the Active Living Department’s swimming program and a more pleasant recreational experience for other swimmers.
We anticipate a construction budget of $ 1 million for the proposed work. Construction would commence after the pool closes in August, 2013, and should be completed for the 2014 season.