Construction Bids Due Soon For Aquatic Center In Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. Construction bids are due soon for a city aquatic center that Mitchell voters narrowly approved a year ago.

Resident Ed Potzler, who’s been leading the charge against the project, believes it should be funded more by private dollars instead of the $8.1 million authorized by 54 percent of voters.

But Mitchell City Councilman Jeff Smith expects the high interest from contractors will create competition and keep the cost down. Bids are being accepted until Dec. 22.

The aquatic center is supposed to include a competitive lap pool, a leisure pool, a slide, lockers and competition and play equipment, among other items.

City officials have estimated the project would be complete by the summer of 2018.

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