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SF City Council Set To Vote On Indoor Pool

May 13, 2014, 5:55 PM by Jared Ransom

SF City Council Set To Vote On Indoor Pool

The Sioux Falls City Council will determine whether the City moves forward with an indoor aquatic center at Spellerberg Park. Parks and Recreation Director Don Kearney has waited more than a year for Tuesday night's vote.

"Obviously, we've had a lot of debate, a lot of dialogue. We had an election on this particular issue and so I anticipate the council will take action tonight," Kearney said.

Between the April election and this council vote, voices on both sides have spoken up. Just last week, a petition campaign to move the project out of Spellerberg Park was started. That's now on hold after Sanford Health announced that it's studying whether to place an indoor pool at the Sanford Sports Complex.  Kearney says that option just isn't feasible.

"I think one of the key things to remember is that Sanford's focus is really on the competitive acceleration type of programs and services that they provide, whereas the City's really focused more on the recreational aspect of it, which this proposed indoor facility at Spellerberg would provide," Kearney said.

The City Council does have the option of not voting on an indoor pool Tuesday night, but that could have major ramifications for the outcome of the project.

"To be able to continue to move forward, to get contracts in place to be able to expedite the project is important. If we wait any longer, it's going to push the time frame back for the facility to be open by 2016," Kearney said.

Kearney says he is going into the City Council meeting with the idea that the project will be approved. If it isn't, he says, they will just have to re-group and try again.

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