City council approves removing wading pool

TO BE REMOVED–Pictured earlier this week is the empty wading pool. The Red Bud City Council approved of removing the wading pool at a special meeting Monday night.

Following their committee meetings on Monday night, the Red Bud City Council held a brief special meeting with only a few items on the agenda.

Most items were dealing with finishing up the 2018 fiscal year, as it ends on April 30. These items were some line item transfers, transferring $20,000 from the parks capital plan account to the parks operating account, and approving the final listed bills for the fiscal year.

The other item on the agenda was the city’s wading pool.

At the council’s regular April meeting, City Superintendent Josh Eckart had noted that the wading pool no longer complies with Illinois Department of Public Health standards and was not usable as is. It would need renovations or to be removed.

Eckart had suggested removing the pool and putting a concrete slab in its place, allowing for more lounge area by the main pool. The council had asked him to provide more information.

For more on the wading pool, please see this week’s print edition.