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Butler City Council supports Memorial Park pool demolition grant application

July 31, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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The swimming pool at Memorial Park was closed in 2004.

Butler City Council voted Thursday to support a state grant application from the county for $100,000 to demolish the swimming pool house at Butler Memorial Park and fill in the pool, which was closed in 2004.

The Butler County Redevelopment Authority is submitting the application to the Department of Community and Economic Development on behalf of the city, Councilman Jeff Smith said.

A $10,000 match from the city is included in the $100,000 grant, but the cost of engineering, oversight and cleaning out the building could serve as an in-kind match, he said.

This is an excerpt from a larger article that appears in Sunday's Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read more about other decisions that were made during the council meeting, including the introduction of an ordinance that would exempt city businesses making under $10,000 from paying the mercantile tax.

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