The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Hartley council mulls financing options for new pool

Location of swimming hole also being debated


July 2, 2020


A diver does a belly flop off the diving board at the Hartley swimming pool in June 2018. City officials are hashing out the details to finance construction of a new pool.

The fate of a new swimming pool in Hartley will hinge on local residents supporting it at the ballot box.

According to information discussed June 24 during a special city council meeting, a portion of the estimated $3 million price tag will need to be financed by a bond. The city's current debt limit is $1.7 million and it cannot borrow more than that for the new pool, which will need help from fundraising contributions and additional city monies.

Hartley officials will also apply for special grants to help ease the cost burden.

"The city council will have to make a determination on how muc...

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