The following is an update on the COVID-19 impact on the Myers Memorial Pool reconstruction project. As discussed during the 4/20 City Council meeting, the construction schedule is delayed due to the Governor’s Stay Safe, Stay at Home Executive Order.
The current target for construction completion is July 24, 2020. Originally, the estimated completion date was June 5, 2020. This delayed completion date assumes that the current reduced work crew order will only remain in effect until May 15th. We are currently not forecasting additional construction costs due to this delay and City staff are coordinating with the contractor to ensure that work continues safely and diligently to deliver this important community project.
The City has not made a determination on whether the pool will be opened for the upcoming season. We’re continuing to review on-going state restrictions, public safety guidelines, operational cost-benefit impacts, and pool equipment start-up logistics. Unfortunately, due to the extended construction schedule, the adjacent community garden at Landry Park will not be open this season. The City is working with impacted gardeners to provide individual solutions, such as site relocations and plot refunds.