WS Council Goes With Design-Build Process For New Pool

The White Salmon City Council has decided to go with a design-build process to build a new swimming pool rather than a total bid process.  The City is following the lead of how the community of Tonasket in central Washington got their pool built, and Mayor David Poucher says that should save the City quite a bit of money on the project.  Poucher noted the design-build process makes it easier to use volunteer and in-kind resources.  The Council also decided they wanted to have staff look at creating a metropolitan park district to help pay for the pool.  Poucher says the boundaries would be similar to those of the White Salmon Valley School District.  The City is looking at borrowing 800-thousand dollars to put toward construction of the new pool.