Construction of Sidney aquatic center OK'd

Council votes 3-2 to proceed with $5.4 million project


For The Sun-Telegraph

A rendering of the new aquatic center in Sidney shows a lap pool and 20-foot slide that will be part of the $5.4 million project.

After five years of discussion and planning, construction on a new outdoor municipal swimming pool in Sidney was authorized by the City Council on Tuesday night.

The 3-2 vote paves the way for the project to became a reality, clearing its last significant bureaucratic hurdle.

Councilors Chris Gay and Wendall Gaston and Mayor Mark Nienhueser voted in favor, while Councilors Roger Gallaway and Joe Arterburn voted against the motion.

Construction on the $5.4 million aquatic center is expected to begin this month said project manager Derek Breier. The facility is scheduled to be open by May 24,...

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