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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

No pool season in Hartley this year

Aquatic center will close to make way for successor


March 11, 2021


Construction of Hartley's new pool will take place this summer, with groundbreaking hoped for June.

Local kids looking to cool off this summer won't be able to take a dip in Hartley.

The city council on Monday agreed to keep the pool closed in 2021 to accommodate construction of a new aquatic center. Voters overwhelmingly approved a bond issue last week to partially finance the facility, and city officials want to get things moving as soon as possible.

"If we're going to be aggressive, we're not going to have a pool season," said Council Member Ron Hengeveld.

Increased construction costs were one of the main reasons council members wanted to push the project forward. The price of building...

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