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City approves quote for electrical components for Aquatic Center, continues discussion on opening options

Madison City Commissioners continue to discuss and move forward with deciding what needs to be done to open the Madison Aquatic Center sometime this summer.  

Commissioners on Tuesday approved a quote for electrical components for the Aquatic Center from Malloy Electric of Sioux Falls at a total cost of just more than 22-thousand-700-dollars.  According to Malloy’s quote, delivery of the materials will be 30-36 days.

Utilities Director Brad Lawrence told commissioners that the city will next need to get quotes on labor to get the electrical work done.

Commissioner Kelly Dybdahl suggested having a local contractor look at if there would be some way the pool could still be operated as it is.

City Administrator Jameson Berreth said that the commission will need to consider several options when deciding what to do next.

Berreth told commissioners that not doing the additional electrical work now could possibly gain the city another three weeks, but cautioned if it was worth the risk.

City Attorney David Jencks asked Lawrence to specify what some of the risks and safety concerns are at the pool.  Lawrence said there are a few different scenarios that he has concerns with.

Lawrence said that they haven’t been able to find a boiler to purchase yet, but said that the pool could operate without that if necessary.  

Lawrence told commissioners that he should have more information for them by their meeting next week, and expects to have quotes from contractors for their consideration within a couple of weeks.

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