City Council approved another $205,000 for construction costs of the Ole Hanson Beach Club at Tuesday night’s meeting, as it was brought to the attention of the council that Dudek, the construction manager, and ARG needed more funding for construction support redesign of the club room.
The original budget for the project was $1.5 million in Capital Improvement Project funds. The city had to use supplemental appropriations and Developers Improvement funds subsequently as additional improvements were needed, such as removing an additional pool that had been built under the existing pool and extensive damage to the main facility.
Council members said this would be the final appropriation for the rehabilitation of the OHBC.
Although the additional costs were required, city staff officials said the OHBC is scheduled to open in April with construction completed in March. Council members suggested getting out as much information as possible on the facility as there is already a waiting list established for swim lessons and other reservations.