Manila City Council looks over pool

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Manila Council and Mayor look over pool progress.

Manila City Council members and Mayor Wayne Wagner walked through the Dunkin Wall water park/pool facility holding a special meeting on Monday, July 1. The building which includes a bath house, concession stand, and therapeutic pool is 80 percent completed.

The council discussed flooring and lighting for the building area (which will be paid for through the general fund), and other items including widening the concrete area around the pool and water slide area. Meeting with city officials was Will Andrews, engineer with ETC, who was available for any questions the council members had.

All council members were present except Jason Baltimore.

The Manila pool/water park is nearing completion.

The council agreed to install tile in the facility if possible before opening. Mayor Wagner said he would try to have samples for the council to choose from. Estimates for the tile included $18,000 to $20,000 for the material and $1 a square foot for installation.

The council agreed tile would be better than painting the concrete floors.

Mayor Wagner said the fencing, along with more concrete work, will be started on Tuesday. The bathhouse fixtures are in and ready to place, along with counter tops.

"Hopefully, they will be able to get the slides in place this week," Mayor Wagner said.

He also said one of the parking lots will be finished in a week.

The street between the park and pool will remain open until the new street around the pool is ready.

Council will look at the progress in a week but they hope to have the pool ready to open July 15 and hold a dedication service at 5:30 p.m.July 22.

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