(MENA) Mena City Council met on Thursday, April 4th in a special session to approve spending $21,560 on repairs to the McMillan Park Swimming Pool.
Council approved the Waiver of Competitive Bidding in an Exceptional Situation for Repairs to the pool that experienced cracks especially at the deep end of the pool. With the repairs approved, the pool will also replace a pump and filter in the Kiddie Pool, replace the ladders anchors and install new hand railing at the pool entrance.
The cracks in the wall at the deep end of the pool, replace missing tiles at the water line and the replacement of the gutter grates with similar products to the existing one. The sealing of the pool gutters to prevent future leaks will also be taken care of as well. The work is expected to take two weeks to complete.
Meanwhile, Council will also do some upgrades at Janssen Park. Council is hoping to have those electrical and water upgrades completed before the upcoming Lum and Abner Festival later this year.
Four new hydrants will be installed and a new 200 amp Meter Loop will be installed near the Methodist Church toward the Spring House. In addition, the City agreed to purchase much needed Street Department equipment.
Council held its regular monthly last night, and you can read details on our website, www.mypulsenews.com or listen to news updates on KENA 104.1FM.