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Bitterroot Aquatic Center to run bond issue

 Bitterroot Aquatic Center
Posted at 4:28 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 18:28:08-04

HAMILTON — The Bitterroot Aquatic Center in Hamilton is seeking more money and trying to pass a bond. It would total more than $5.8 million over the course of the next 20 years.

Changes would include: covering the outdoor pool and splash pad, upgrades to the pumps, and an additional family changing room.

The facility was originally built on a bond from that will run out next year. The proposed operating levy would cost $24.92 for a $200,000 home.

There is currently no family changing room, and the outdoor pools are uncovered. Manager Fern Schreckendgust says they are outgrowing the current facilities.

"We're limited right now. So we want to expand on that. We just want to go forth and provide more than what we are now," Schreckendgust said.

"We never want to stay the same, because staying the same means we're going to be stagnant, so we want to keep growing with the community," she added.

There will be open houses held Oct. 4, Oct. 8, Oct. 17 and Oct. 23 to discuss the issue. Mail ballots will be sent out on Oct. 18 and are due back by 5pm on Nov. 5