Cape Girardeau city council voted to move forward with consultant contract for new aquatic center

Cape Girardeau city council voted to move forward with consultant contract for new aquatic center
Several questioned the timing and the costs.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The city council voted to move forward with a contract with a pool design consultant at its meeting on Monday, July 15.

City council members voted unanimously to hire a St. Louis consulting company to design the indoor aquatic facility project.

Some pages of the contract were changed.

The fee for the contract was estimated at $25,750.

Several questioned the timing and the costs.

Council members decided the contract would not include architectural parts.

You can click here to see the full city council agenda.

In January, the city and school leaders agreed to build the new aquatic center at Jefferson Elementary, along with other building improvements to the school and Alma Schrader Elementary.

The aquatic center alone was estimated to cost $4 million.

In April, voters approved Proposition Y, a $12 million bond issue, for Cape Public Schools that included building improvements and the aquatic center.

In March, 21 community members formed a committee to give recommendations to the city council and public school board for features to the new pool.

The committee was expected to finish its work in the fall.

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