Pool committee asks county for help

Lisa Schmitt and Mavis Gooden of the Perkins County Aquatic Center Committee discussed with commissioners the potential of county funding for a new pool in Grant at the commissioner meeting on Nov. 6.

Schmitt said their committee is passionate about kids and working toward the economic betterment of the county. She explained the need for the replacement of the current pool and bathhouse. 

Schmitt asked the commissioners if the county could help in any way, whether it be financially or offering advice.

Half of the city’s sales and use tax, which is allocated to parks and recreation, is currently at $451,945. Schmitt said the group has raised about $200,000 up to this point. The committee is also applying for grants. 

Commissioner Steve Tucker asked what the total cost of the project will be. Schmitt estimated $3.4 million, with $400,000 of that being amenities that could be installed at a later time. 

 Schmitt said since the pool will benefit the entire county, they wondered if the county would be interested in helping them financially. 

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