TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - In a best-case scenario, three Vigo County Schools will have a new centralized pool to use starting in the 2015/2016 school year.
During Monday night’s school board meeting, it was unanimously approved by the board members for school Superintendent Danny Tanoos to finalize a proposed site for the new pool.
That proposal will be presented to the board on October 21st.
Tanoos informed those in attendance of 15 different locations.
He told News 10, he’s leaning toward recommending the new pool be built at Vorhees Park.
Although it is possible another site could come into play between now and next month’s school board meeting.
“We’re looking at what is best, and right now that seems to be the place we lean more towards. We are not ready to make a recommendation yet, unless something else comes open. International Paper has been talking to us, specifically from Riverscapes, about an option at that site. But that has to happen without a price tag. If that could be purchased for us and donated, then we’ll look at that as another option,” Tanoos said.
One site that had been considered strongly was located at Kerman Grotto, but engineers told Tanoos that place would have a difficult time holding a pool because it’s located in a flood way.
Right on cue, Thursday’s early winter storm dumped snow and ice on the Wabash Valley but county highway crews were a step ahead of the weather’s arrival pre-treating the 897 miles of pavement in the county.
A fire has engulfed the First Prairie Creek Church in Vigo County.
A four car accident in eastern Vigo County leaves one person dead.
Workers at a new eatery in Terre Haute are preparing to open.
Otter Creek Township is on its way to getting a new fire station.
Knox County Commissioner Don Halter is ahead of the game when it comes to winter weather preparedness. But the man-power may have a hard time running full throttle. The Knox County highway budget took big cuts in 2013.