Holstein holds public meeting on proposed aquatic center

Holstein Mayor Connie Ludvigson opened a public meeting on a proposal for a new pool June 10 at Lohff-Schumann Memorial Community Center. Ludvigson introduced JEO representatives Andrew Pennekamp and Viv Novotny.

The pool project began when the City of Holstein received approximately $2.2 million from the estates/trusts of Robert and Roger Hintz. A requirement of the trusts is that the funds be used within three years after the death of Roger Hintz (April 4, 2018) for the construction of a pool or they are forfeited. 

A pool committee was formed and began working with JEO Consulting Group. Pool committee members are Thad Cosgrove, Libby Bagenstos, Danny Gebers, Scott Niemeier, Theresa Pudenz and Bonnie Stevenson.

JEO senior aquatics project manager Pennekamp showed diagrams of the proposed pool at the Lohff-Schumann site and the current pool site. Features of the 5,800-square foot pool would include a 12-foot deep end with two diving boards (one meter and three meter), five lap lanes (three-and-a-half to five-feet deep) and zero entry. The proposed bathhouse (2,200-square feet) would house men’s and women’s restrooms, a concession area, mechanical area and a pool staff/storage area.

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