Mexico City Council Hears Pool Update

A contractor has been selected to rebuild the city pool during a special session on Monday night.

Westport Pools out of Maryland Heights, Missouri has been working with the Department of Parks and Recreation on the design/build process.

The company was chosen based on how well their proposed designs fit the goals set forth by the city.

While a time frame for the construction is still tentative, Parks and Recreation Director Chad Shoemaker says it is possible the pool would close early in the summer of 2020 and reopen on time in the spring of 2021. This time frame is dependent on funding, decisions by the city council and public input.

Additionally, City Manager Bruce Slagle a possible use tax that would be implemented for online retail sales.

This would not be an increase in sales tax, and would not apply to items bought online from in-state retailers.

The use tax would match the current sales tax of two percent and it would generate approximately $152 thousand annually.

The council will be presented with wording for the ordinance to get the proposal on the April 2020 ballot.






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