Future of De Pere pools still in question

DE PERE, Wis. - The future of the De Pere pools is still uncertain after a council meeting Tuesday night, but the Legion Pool is still not a part of the city's plans.

City council and members of the public again discussed a proposal to change the city's two pools into one aquatic center.

The original plan was to close the east side pool and put the center on the west side, where the VFW pool is now.

The two pools are both more than 50 years old.

Council voted Tuesday against a proposal that would rescind a November 2016 decision about the aquatic center. It means plans to close the Legion Pool will continue.

However, some people have expressed worry about kids from the east side traveling across the Claude Allouez Bridge to the city's west side.

The public will be heard again in August after council voted to give people the chance to make a presentation to the parks committee. 

The plan to build a new aquatic center is not finalized, but is expected to cost up to nine million dollars.

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