City Hall To Host Pool Open House Today

For two hours on Thursday morning, Elgin residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the new swimming pool to be constructed in the coming months.
An open house will be held at City Hall, beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday and running til noon for persons to see plans for the new pool and have any of their questions answered.
The event marks the beginning of a busy few weeks regarding the new pool.
At the current time, bids are being sought for pool and general construction as well as pool mechanical construction. Contract documents have been prepared by Burbach Aquatics, Inc. and are available for examination at City Hall.
A pre-bid meeting will be held at City Hall on Thursday, July 28, beginning at 2 p.m. A Contractor Awareness Program will be presented during the meeting. Following that, those attending will be taken to the site to review soil borings. Contractors wishing to contribute labor or materials for the project should contact City Hall at this time. Sealed bids will be received at City Hall before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. At that time, bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The Elgin City Council will consider the awarding of bids during a special meeting to be held Tuesday, Aug. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
In general, work on the new pool shall commence on Sept. 12 and be substantially completed and ready for owner occupancy by May 25, 2017, and be completed by December 5, 2017.
New Donations
Donations continue from generous residents and former Elgin residents in support of the new pool.
New donors through last week include the United Methodist Church in Memory of Max Davis, Paul & Connie Beckman in Memory of Brad Beckman, Chris & Laurie Waterbury in Memory of Gale Schindler, Bryan & Paula Jensen, Rich & Donna Uhrenholdt, Patrick & Cheryl Veik and Sue (Payne) Mailhot.
The total amount raised through donations is now at $747,403.63