Left Darrell Fredrickson Right Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe Chairman of the Parks Board shared an update on the new Kentland Pool at the Rotary meeting on Monday September 16th.  Mr. Rowe informed the group that the old pool structure has been removed and the Park Board is re-evaluating the plans. The Newton County Highway Department demolished and relocated the debris with a reduced fee from the landfill.   Changes in State law from the onset of the project have mandated changes on how the wading section and the main pool filtration and water circulation must work.  The Board continues to work with the designer to create a plan that can be bid on by different contractors for different types of pool infrastructure.  The fund raising for the pool is continuing with about $48,000.00 to go.  Donations should be made at the Kentland Town Hall.  Donated funds are being tripled by donors that have agreed to match donations with a 2 to 1 ratio.  Therefore every dollar donated turns into three. Mr. Rowe indicated the Board is working to keep the cost reasonable but yet build a pool that will last and support the needs of the community.  Darrell Fredrickson was the host for the program.