Revised pool design under state review

Matt Lasley Reporter

October 22, 2013

The revised plans for the Leitchfield aquatic center’s pool have been submitted to and are currently under review by the state, according to Lea King from the Alliance Corporation of Builders and Managers.

Jan Brown, the program administrator for Kentucky swimming pools and bathing facilities engineering, had found 19 issues with the set of plans for the aquatic center’s pool, King reported during the September 24 Leitchfield Tourism Commission meeting.

Following Brown’s requested changes to the pool, Murphy + Graves Architects, the firm which designed the aquatic center, submitted new drawings, and, subsequently, the revised plans were submitted for review to the state, King reported during the Tuesday, October 22 Tourism Commission meeting.

“We’ve made all the changes that she wanted,” King said.

Brown is currently reviewing the plans, and King said she expects to receive a response regarding whether they have been approved on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 23.

King said she will e-mail the results of Brown’s review to Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson on Wednesday afternoon.

Following her update, King requested that the Commission hold a special-called meeting after the plans receive state approval to make necessary decisions to move the project forward on schedule.

A date for the special-called meeting has not yet been scheduled.

In other business:

*City Attorney Kenneth Smart recommended that the Commission amend the aquatic center contract to consist of a $553,000 letter of credit from U.S. Bank and require sub-contractors to operate under a dual obligation bond to the City and the Alliance Corporation.

The Commission passed a motion to amend the contract.

*King said concrete slabs for the main aquatic center building will be placed this week.

*A red ribbon-cutting will be held on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Grayson County Judicial Center to celebrate the start of Red Ribbon Week, according to Tourism Commissioner Angie Jones.

*The Commission plans to determine the aquatic center’s name during its Tuesday, November 26 meeting.

*The Commission approved an update to the grant application process, which will set a deadline for grant requests.

*Johnson reported that the plaque for the Firefighter’s Park has been ordered.

*Johnson reported that the City’s annual Christmas in the Park display in James D. Beville City Park will be set up around Thanksgiving and will be viewable throughout December.