Portzen Construction Wins Lancaster Pool Contract

LANCASTER, WI (Ben Caxton) — A Dubuque construction company has been awarded the contract to build the new swimming pool for the City of Lancaster at Memorial Park. Portzen Construction will build the pool at a cost of just under $2.4-million. The vote to award the contract was unanimous at the city council meeting on Monday night. Two diving boards were included in the base bid since the city has a verbal commitment for $68,000 from a private donor to pay for them. Meanwhile, the council delayed approval of several add-ons for the project that could increase its’ cost by another $430,000. Those will be considered at the council meeting in May or June. To pay for those add-ons, the city is fundraising to get donations from local residents and businesses. The add-ons would include competition equipment, water features, a water slide, floatables, and shade features. The pool project is scheduled to get underway after the swim season ends this year at the pool, which would be the third week in August. The city is hoping the project would be completed in time for the start of the swimming season next year. The new swimming pool would replace an aging pool which was originally built in the 1930s, and last had major renovations and new piping installed in 1971.

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