Kingsbury Park District Funds

The meeting of the Kingsbury Park district Board, rescheduled for Monday night, was cancelled due to the lack of a quorum.

WGEL has learned that the park district has received half of the $400,000 grant it was awarded in the state’s Open Space Land Acquisition and Development Program.

The park board plans to use the money for work at the swimming pool. This will include renovations to the pool, installation of a splash pad, and an addition and renovations to the bathhouse.

KPD Director Jerry Sauerwein said the district will receive the other $200,000 from the state after the project has been completed.

The next step is for Sauerwein to meet with Counsilman Hunsaker representatives to talk about architectural and design plans. Eventually, they will meet with the board.

Counsilman Hunsaker is a St. Louis firm that was hired by the board in September.

The initial budget for the project is $890,000. The grant district has already sold general obligation bonds for its share of the costs.

The plan is for the pool work to begin following the 2017 swimming season.

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