BYRON, Minn- Pool season will be here before we know it. Tuesday night Byron City Councilors gathered to talk about building a new waterpark, an idea in it's beginning stages.
Byron city officials said they spent a large sum of money to fix the current pool back in 2013 when it sustained damages, it re-opened in 2015. The focus of Tuesday's workshop was for councilors to select three prospective locations for the pool. The city will push ahead with feasibility studies prior to holding a referendum.
Lori Miller, of Byron, lives across from the Byron community pool. She said her children utilized the pool, which has been around for more than 30-years. Now, her grandchildren are enjoying their summers at the pool. While Miller said she is in favor of having a local swimming pool, she isn't sold on the prospect of building a new one, especially if it would take aim at her pocketbook.
"I would hope that they would really take a look at the cost for this. The Byron tax payers, I've heard a lot of people complain that the taxes are high enough and now if they want to build a water park and they already built the softball fields out there," explained Miller.
City officials have debated where to put the pool, in a centralized location or in a newer subdivision. Miller said she is hopeful it would be built in the middle of the community so that all of the kids would be able to ride their bikes to it in the Summer.