Elk Point pool opens

Kayden Wilcox, Jaylee Keegan, Noah Bennett, Sophia Ewing, Sophia Taylor and Kelcie Mayes were more than happy to do a few cannon balls into the water at the Elk Point Swimming Pool Friday, June 12, especially with the 94-degree heat. Voters will soon decide whether to replace the aging pool.

Voters in Elk Point will head to the polls for a special election Tuesday, June 23 to decide whether to fund a new swimming pool.

The project relies on support from the city, in the form of a $1.5 million bond.

The bonds will be issued for 20 years, at approximately 2.6 percent interest. The estimated cost to property owners, owner-occupied, will be about $88 a year per $100,000 of valuation.

See full story in this week’s Leader-Courier.