Thanks to a positive vote on a referendum in May, voters in Vincennes agreed that having a municipal swimming pool is a quality of life asset that the city must have.
The Vincennes Parks and Recreation Board was expected to decide in June, which of three construction companies would be awarded a contract to build a new swimming facility. But that decision was delayed until July 2 (too late for this edition’s deadline) to allow board members time to look over the bids opened on June 19–some of which are higher than the $3.4 million budget set by the board.
“Oh, we’re getting a new pool,” said Parks Superintendent Steve Beaman. “It’s just a matter of allowing the board to take time to go over some of the details in the bids. There are a few additions and other things they will have to consider.”