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BYRON, MN — As if missing out on the area pool for the rest of the summer is not bad enough for an area town, they may have to miss it next year too.
The pool in Byron was shut down on July 1 because of cracked water lines.
Plans for a new aquatic center are in the city’s future, but now those plans will have to move faster than expected.
A volunteer pool committee formed last year and spoke at a recent city council meeting about the status of the pool.
“What happened was, the consultants said it takes approximately nine months to bid and construct a pool and so that’s how it evolved that there won’t be a pool next year. I think a lot of things can happen between now and then,” said Byron City Administrator, Mary Blair-Hoeft.
The aquatic center is expected to cost around $5 million and take about nine months to complete after financing is in place.