TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The pool debate continuing tonight in Vigo County and the topic has people on nearly every side of the issue.
Monday night's meeting shed light on new plans for a central pool and gave the school corporation a path to follow moving forward.
Applause rang out as the school board voted to move forward with a central pool and did so unanimously.
"In about a month from now we'll bring this back for a vote of approval to allow us to begin really getting into hiring architects and engineers and begin building the swimming facility," Vigo County Superintendent Danny Tanoos said.
Monday night’s vote set in motion the way to pay for the new project. The school corporation will finance the pool with the sale of bonds.The school corporation plans to pay that back in no more than 8 years.
At that cost, it made this option the best of the available ones, it's much cheaper than fixing up the pools at North, South, and West Vigo individually.
"Which is really going to save the tax payers money, instead of running three large swimming pools,” Tanoos said. “The one pool will have more space than the three. Much more cost efficient and really meets the needs of today's swimming facilities."
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