Plan to open new public pool in Palmetto is put on hold

City of Palmetto
City of Palmetto
Updated: Feb. 12, 2019 at 4:54 PM EST
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MANATEE COUNTY (WWSB) - A big set-back for the plan to build a community pool in Palmetto.

On Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to terminate the county’s agreement to build the pool in Lincoln Park on 17th Street East.

The plan included a competitive swimming pool, a restroom and office building, shade and other amenities.

The plan, however, is now on hold because construction costs exceeded the $3 million dollar budget.

Commissioners will now review the plan and see if any changes need to be made at their next meeting on February 26th.

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