Park pool design plans OK'd by city
Nearly identical to the plan okayed by voters last May, the final design for renovations at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park Pool was approved by the Fredericksburg City Council during their regular meeting Monday.
City pool consultant Kimley-Horn’s design of the renovation is expected to come in above the $1.8 million project budget, though representative Mark Hatchel asked the council to allow contractors to bid on the project first.
“Let’s see what it costs. The bids may come in better than we think,” Hatchel said. “If they don’t, we will sit down, roll up our sleeves and figure out how to get it within budget and get her built.”
A similar process was utilized during the planning and construction of the newly rebuilt Town Pool, where “value engineering” was done to bring the project within the $1.4 million budget.
Most of the existing park pool will be reutilized as part of two separate bodies of water at the new facility, a 2,386 square foot recreational pool and a 25 yard by 25 meter competition lap pool with ¾ meter diving board.
A separate tot pool will be included in the project, along with a completely new bath house.
Three upcoming budget workshops have been scheduled by the council to discuss department funds.
The first meeting, which will cover all general fund budgets as well as the golf fund, will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, July 22, in the conference room at City Hall.
A joint meeting between the council and the Gillespie County Commissioners’ Court is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 26, in the fire training Room at City Hall.
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