NRC, city to talk pool

Chad Frey
The Newton Recreation Commission and City Commission will meet at noon July 7 to discuss the future of the municipal pool.

Discussion of pool renovations, maintenance and possible replacement of the facility began in 2017, when members of the recreation commission expressed fear that equipment failure could lead to the closure of the facility.

In 2018 possible projects were placed on hold as the city commission voted for a survey of residents to help set priorities.

The discussion of the facility, owned by the city and operated by the Recreation Commission, will begin again this week.

The Newton Recreation Commission will meet with the Newton City Commission at noon July 7 at Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Ct. to discuss and, according to the recreation commission, probably decide on what to do about the Municipal Pool and a project to reconfigure Centennial Park with more baseball and softball diamonds.