Council Receives Update On New Swimming Pool Construction

Meeting last week, the Elgin City Council learned about progress being made in construction of the new pool.

Mayor Mike Schmitt said both the plumbing and the floor to the bath house have been completed and the exterior walls had been poured. The interior walls were to be completed soon so that the roof can be installed.

The first pool floor pour has been completed and the next pool floor pour was to be completed by week’s end, meeting the necessary requirement that one week pass before they pour next to the first pour.

Earlier in the meeting the council received a report from City Engineer John Zwingman regarding construction of the new water well. In the report, Zwingman said piping is to be installed in the next week or two. After the site is brought to grade, footings can be poured and concrete walls put in place. He estimated that work to be done towards the end of November.

Don Poulsen, Jr., told the Council that Rutjen’s had installed a transmission line and everything is ready for Sargent Irrigation to hook it up at the well.

After that, tests will be sent in for approval to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.

In other action during the meeting which lasted just 45 minutes, the council did the following:
New fireman — Tyler Childers was approved to join the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department.
Street named — The dedication of a street to the sewer plant was tabled until the city attorney is present. When that happens the new street will have a unique name. It will be called Black Snake Road.

A thousand smackaroos — The Council approved the expenditure of $1,000 to participate in a Marketing Hometown America Extension Program being sponsored by the University of Nebraska Extension. The program is designed to help the community create a vision to grow.

The necessary funds will come from the economic development sales tax funds.