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City of Marshfield takes construction bids for new $4 million pool

Posted by Dr. Karl Ruegg on April 16, 2018

Marshfield, Mo. — The city of Marshfield is taking construction bids for its new $4.3 million pool.

The new city pool will be located right behind Day Funeral home and a church near State Highway CC and South Elm Street.

“The city of Marshfield had a pool that was approximately 40 years old and about four or five years ago its age was showing and it was really costly to operate and so the decision was made to close that pool it was no longer cost-effective to keep it open,” Marshfield City Administrator John Benson said.

The new pool will have two water slides, a six-lane lap pool, a lazy river, a floating walkway, a zero entry play structure for small children, a pool house, shade structures, changing rooms, concession area, and lifeguard room.

The six-lane lap pool will make hosting swim meets available to teams.

The cost of the activity center pool project budget is $4.3 million.

“That will be paid for by a half-cent recreation sales tax that the voters passed about two years ago, two and a half years ago,” Benson said. “We’ve been saving funds that have come in since that time and so it gives us cash to put down and then we’ll finance the remaining portion.”

“We recognize pools do not pay for themselves in the operational cost. So that’s why a quarter-cent of that half-cent sales tax is towards the operational costs. So obviously, we’ll bring in revenues from the pool operation but those revenues won’t meet the pool cost of operating the pool itself so it will be paid for by the half-cent sales tax.”

After the pool is completed in May of 2019, more plans are in place for future projects like an indoor recreation center.

“In approximately five to six years, we will have the construction of an indoor recreation center adjacent to the pool will be about 21,000 square foot is the preliminary plan for the indoor rec center and that will leave 20 to 30 additional acres for recreational faculties to be developed as well,” Benson said.

South Elm Street will be extended past the pool. The road will also have a sidewalk for people wanting to run or bike.

Construction expects to start sometime in May or June and the project expects to be completed in May of 2019.



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