A special committee appointed by the Watseka City Council is suggesting the Legion Park swimming pool remain where it is and improvements be made for future use.
The pool is closed for the season. The flood and recent rains have ruined the summer swimming season. The pool will have to be cleaned and sanitized. The special committee is studying ways to make improvements.
This year's flood and others have made it difficult for the pool to operate. The flooding of Sugar Creek has not been a friend to the pool. The pool's location leaves it vulnerable to the flooding.
The special committee met several times to discuss the pool's location and ways to combat the problems. Committee member Craig Gocken told the City Council 'money is a problem...relocating the pool would be costly. The committee is suggesting more effort in finding ways to improve the overall situation.
Fundraising may be the next step.