TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - We get a first hand look at a community aquatic center being proposed by the Vigo County Council.
The first part of the aquatic center would be an indoor facility designed to host swim meets and practices. It's modeled after a facility in Texas.
The pool can be divided into two or three depending on what it's being used for.
The center would also have an outdoor facility similar to "Splash Island" in Plainfield, Ind. that would be made available to the public.
County Council President, Bill Thomas says both pools would have huge economic impacts for Vigo County.
"We plan to finance this through economic development dollars and not property taxes,” said Thomas. “We’d like to make that clear that we would be able to finance it and bond it through economic development."
Thomas is talking about the county income tax that everyone who works in Vigo County has withheld from their paychecks. That money goes into a separate fund and not the County's General Fund.
For now, the School Corporation still plans to move forward with its plans for an aquatic center for school use.
However, both sides will continue to meet to see if they can come to some sort of common ground.
News 10 will continue to keep you informed on any new developments.
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