CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa | Correctionville residents will vote March 3 on a bond issue to give the city pool a facelift, and to fill two city positions.

Residents will vote on whether to issue $600,000 in bonds over a 15-year period to provide renovations and improvements to the 30-year-old swimming pool at 817 8th St.

Deputy City Clerk Carla Mathers said the city’s attorney is currently calculating how the bonds would affect property tax rates.

Mathers said the bonds will provide funds to repair leaks in the pool’s piping and replace the children’s pool with a zero-entry wading pool. Plans also call for adding stairs going into the main pool.

If passed, Mathers said construction could begin at the end of August and the pool would be scheduled to reopen around Memorial Day weekend of 2016.

Mathers said the city is also seeking grants to help with the project. 

Residents will vote on two vacant city positions.

Nathan Heilman, mayor pro tem, is on the ballot for the mayor's seat. Heilman has served as the city’s mayor since acting mayor, Gerald Hyler, died in June 2014.

The mayor’s position will be open for election in the November municipal elections.

Since Heilman was serving as a city council member, his seat will also be up for election in March. Wallace Duncan is the only candidate for the position that will be up for election again in 2017.

Voting will be from noon to 8 p.m. at the Correctionville Community Building, 312 Driftwood St. Absentee voting is also available.


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