As new pool costs edge higher, City Council delays action

'Notice to proceed authorization' tabled


The Sidney City Council tabled an agenda item on Tuesday that would have allowed the proposed new swimming pool project to move forward after bids came back higher than expected.

Mayor Mark Nienhueser said the City Council needs more information before proceeding with the project.

The decision came early in a marathon meeting that lasted until 2 a.m. Wednesday. Councilors spent the majority of the night in an executive session, discussing personnel issues.

In April, engineers estimated the total cost of a new outdoor municipal pool complex at a little more than $5 million. On Tuesday night...

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