The demolition of Cherokee's half-century old pool will begin this week.
Two local businesses, Schoon Construction and Lundell Construction have agreed to do the demolition work with a substantial amount of the cost donated to the project. Demolition will possibly begin as early as Tuesday, weather permitting.
Demolition of the pool was approved by the city council based on the projected high cost of repair and replacement of equipment that would be necessary to open the pool this year. The only cost incurred for the demolition will be the "out of pocket" expenses of labor and fuel, with Schoon and Lundell donating the rest of the projected cost of demolition.
"This is another great example of corporate leadership from companies that have long histories in Cherokee," according to John Cook of the Aquatic Center?Gillette Park committee, "We appreciate so much their willingness to participate in this way."