Costs Related to Aquatic Center Project Could Cost too Much

A city advisory committee in Cape Girardeau is facing an optical due to financials in making plans for constructing a brand new enclosed aquatic Center. Committee members stated last month that they want to build aquatic center that includes a 50 meter pool for competition and a separate pool for public use. This could create a problem in which the facility could cost of $27 million. The city currently has a budget. Officials say, total costs could range from $700,000 to $1 million depending on the facility. They also say, Utilities and personal costs each account for a third of the operating costs and other revenue typically can recover 40 to 60% As of right now  it would fall on city officials to subsides what is left in fees. The project is set to be constructed next to Jefferson Elementary School.

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