COLUMBIA CITY â€” The verdict is in on the Burnworth Pool, and a detailed assessment revealed it would take more than $1 million to make the repairs necessary to keep the facility operational.
City officials have planned meetings to discuss the issue.
â€śThe park board has decided to host two Community Forums to hear from the citizens of Columbia City,â€ť said Parks Department Director Mark Green in a press release.
â€śMayor (Ryan) Daniel will be facilitating these forums that are scheduled to be held at the Peabody Library.â€ť
According to Green, the first forum will be held Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.
The second will be held Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.
â€śThe park board would like to have you express your concerns and or opinions regarding the future of Burnworth Pool,â€ť Green said.
The results of the pool assessment have been posted online at www.columbiacityparks.us/Pool.htm.
The study was conducted by HWC Engineering of Indianapolis in conjunction with Spear Corporation, an aquatic consultant.
The assessment cited three main areas in need of repairs or replacement â€”the pvc membrane (liner), the filtration system and the pool heater.
Those areas and others are estimated to cost $1.1 million.
The pool opened in 1960 and originally cost $76,800.