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County approves bid to get BCHS pool prepared

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By The Staff

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The county swimming pool next to Bullitt Central High School should be ready to go when the season starts in late May.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court, with the assistance of the YMCA of Bullitt County, agreed to a bid of Chester Pools of New Albany, Ind., to bring the facility into federal compliance.

    The project would include the removal of the old diving boards and leveling off of the pool’s bottom. The work would also fix the infiltration system to meet the federal safety standards.

    YMCA director June Daugherty said her organization is donating $5,000 toward the project. Several companies are providing in-kind services for the work.

    The total cost would be $19,730.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court also agreed to applying for a Land and Water Conservation grant, which ranges from $5,000-$75,000.

    In a grant request, which is due on March 31, the county would apply for $38,000 and would match that amount.

    The first phase of the project would include a spray park, a slice, lighting and a pool heater.

    In future years, the grant request for stainless-steel gutters and a liner could be made.

    The county’s match would come from the 2010-11 budget. Notification on the grant awards would not be made until July 1.

    With the work done last summer on the Maryville and Mount Washington pools, three of the four facilities are slated to open on time.

    There is no plan to open the Lebanon Junction pool, which has repairs from $10,000-$20,000 needed. The pool averages 5-6 swimmers per day.

    Magistrate David Walker is working on getting proposals for a spray park for Lebanon Junction. No formal proposal has been made.