Grand Marais Park Board discusses Municipal Pool

Regular summer hours at the pool will begin on June 4.  The 
pool will be open from noon to 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 
8:00 p.m. on Sundays. Summer prices started Memorial Day weekend.
Swim lessons have been scheduled for the summer and log rolling is in 
full swing on Mondays and Tuesdays.
At the May meeting of the Grand Marais Park Board, Manager Dave 
Tersteeg had information regarding the park board’s request to 
investigate the cost of a new pool liner to replace the one that has 
been there since 1987.  It is rough and has needed repeated patching.  
Tersteeg said in an April 26 memo to the board that bids solicited in 
2007 had ranged from $27,906 to $79,300.  “The 2012 pool budget does 
not allocate enough capital to afford refinishing the big pool,” his 
memo concludes.
Board Chair Walt Mianowski asked what it would cost to rehab the pool 
building, but Bill Lenz, also on the city council, said the city’s 
attorney said they should not discuss pool rehabilitation at all while 
they are dealing with a contract the city previously made with Burbach 
Aquatics regarding using that company for future pool projects.  The 
city continues to stay out of the county’s plans to building a new 
community center with a pool because Burbach declared it would take 
the city to court if it became involved in that project.
The next meeting of the Grand Marais Park Board is Tuesday, June 5 at 
4:30 p.m. at the Recreation Park rec. hall.