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Kirksville Council members continue new aquatic facility discussion

During a council study session Monday night, the SFS Architecture team presented a schematic review of the facility. (KTVO File)

Constructing a new aquatic facility was once again a topic of discussion for Kirksville City Council members and city staffers.

During a council study session Monday night, the SFS Architecture team presented a schematic review of the facility.

The last time council heard from the architecture team was in September.

That presentation summarized what the consulting team was recommending for the project based on citizen input, condition of the existing facility and the city's financial capability.

Monday's presentation focused on the final layout of the facility.

Plans call for both a deep water outdoor pool and a shallow water outdoor pool.

The deep water pool will have a climbing wall, diving board and water slides.

Lap lanes will also be found outside.

The shallow water pool will feature a lazy river and a family slide.

Various tables and umbrellas will also be located outside.

Moving indoors, the pool will feature four lap lanes, a lazy river and a shallow water area.

As for the inside of the center, a new lobby area, mechanical room, locker rooms and life guard stations will be constructed.

There will also be a space for Kirksville Parks and Recreation staff members.

In addition, a small programming space has also been proposed.

The estimated cost of this project is $8.5 million.

In the coming months, council will be asked to consider and approve bids for construction.

The new aquatic facility is slated to have a grand re-opening on Memorial Day in 2020.

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