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Year round swimming facility unlikely, city reports


Although the city hasn't made any final decisions, an analysis of possible operations costs compared with revenue indicates that building an indoor and outdoor pool won't be possible unless a benefactor steps in with a sizable donation.

"The initial feasibility study showed what a challenge it would be to have an indoor/outdoor combination," said city manager Gary Person. "It's just reality."

Salaries for full time employees and year-round operating costs would make an indoor pool a very expensive endeavor.

"It just becomes extraordinarily challenging for a small community," Person said....

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