Work under way on new Opp city pool

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 10, 2013

The city of Opp has begun work on a new pool that will replace the former veteran’s pool and Mayor John Bartholomew is looking for donations to help fund the project’s next step.

Bartholomew said he is excited about the new project, which is being funded completely by donations.

“The original pool was built for veterans and closed down about 10 years ago,” Bartholomew said. “We are building a new, state-of-the-art, salt-water pool that will be open to the whole city.”
Bartholomew said there are several advantages to using salt water.

“It’s cheaper, and it’s better for you,” he said.

Bartholomew said the original pool site has been demolished in order to make way for the new project.

“We’re going to begin work next month, and we’re going to do the drainage system first,” he said. “We’re still working on plans for the pool and the building.”

While Bartholomew said the city has received several large donations, more funding is needed in order to finish the project.

“We are accepting donations from foundations or businesses or individuals,” he said.

The project is expected to cost a total of $250,000.

Anyone interested in donating to the project may do so at Opp City Hall or any branch of CCB Bank.