La Crosse residents hoping to save their neighborhood
pool are making another pitch for public support.
The Grandview-Emerson Neighborhood Association made
a public presentation at City Hall tonight .
detailing the initial findings of a study on Memorial
Pool they helped fund.
The group says the research from their consultant
shows the pool could be renovated and re-opened for
2-and-a-half million dollars .
which is about two million dollars less than what
a different consultant previously told the city.
They're hoping the new information persuades the city
to include Memorial Pool in next year's Capital Improvement
We've really seen this as a way of complimenting what
they offered earlier in the year when they closed
the pool with the technical assessment.
We wanted to keep information coming in, progress
being made, and help them inform them in a way that
when they had to make a decision, they had all the
information in front of them.
The Grandview-Emerson Neighborhood Association still
needs to raise about 1-thousand dollars in donations
to finish their study on which improvements should
be recommended for the pool.