Council Approves Pool Study

The Elgin community will soon take the first major step towards improving the swimming pool.
At a special meeting of the Elgin City Council Wednesday night, council members approved a study of the existing pool be done by Burbach Aquatics at a cost of $2,000.
Michael Moser and Todd Heithoff, members of a recently-formed pool committee, met with council members to discuss the need for a study to determine what Elgin could feasibly afford and need for a pool to meet the needs of the community for the foreseeable future.
According to Heithoff, Dave Burbach wants to see the pool when it is full of water and again after it has been emptied, as part of the soon-to-be-done study.
Burbach Aquatics was just one of two companies that pool committee members met with. They also met with JEO Consulting who quoted a pool study price tag of between $2,500 to $5,000.
Other members of the pool committee are Bethany Miller, Duane Miller and Mayor Mike Schmitt.
Heithoff also spoke, on behalf of the Elgin Ko-Ed Group on a request for a special designated liquor permit for the organization’s upcoming tailgate party to be held Saturday, Sept. 13. All four council members voted to approve the permit application.
Also that night, the council approved a building permit for Elgin One Stop to extend the concrete area with a 20’ x 238’ addition on the north side
Before leaving City Hall, the mayor and council, along with City Clerk Vicki Miller, participated in a budget workshop in preparation for the public hearing set for Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
The 2014-2015 proposed property tax request will be $139,916 with a proposed tax rate of 0.357977. One year ago the tax request was $135,000.