Greybull Pool Gets Go-Ahead
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 19, 2017
The Town of Greybull has been without a pool since 2012 – and the idea of putting in another community swimming pool has been tossed about ever since.
But Greybull Town Administrator Paul Thur says that the project finally might be breaking loose, with council support shifting in favor of the project.
Thur says that at the last Council meeting, three out of the five members voted in favor of moving forward with the project, which he says owes much of its success with gathering support to a non-profit group, which operates under the name Greybull Needs A Pool.
Thur says that the nonprofit organization has secured volunteer work and materials from local contractors, which will allow the community to build the pool affordably. He adds that they are applying for a $210,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant from the National Park Service, which will also help offset the costs.
Thur says that the town will foot the bill for maintaining and staffing the pool once it is constructed. He says the total cost of the project is in excess of $800 thousand dollars.
Construction of the pool, which will be located next to the Community Center, could begin within the next month.