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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Council moves forward with $1.7M pool bond

Hartley voters will cast ballots March 2

 

January 14, 2021

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Hartley's new swimming pool has an estimated price tag of $3 million.

The Hartley City Council on Monday officially moved forward with a $1.7 million bond issue to finance the construction of a new pool.

Members unanimously approved calling for the referendum after a brief discussion. If passed, the bond would finance the bulk of construction costs for the new pool, which has an estimated price tag of $3 million.

"It keeps going up the longer we wait," Council Member Mary Westphalen said of construction expenses.

Assuming a 3 percent interest rate, the bond would cost Hartley property owners $3.60 per $1,000 of taxable valuation for 15 years. A community fund...



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