By Shereen Siewert
A special meeting Monday in Wausau could determine whether any of the city’s three municipal pools will open in 2020.
Earlier this month, members of the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee discussed the implications of Gov. Tony Evers’ Badger Bounce Back Plan as it relates to the pools, which were originally set to open June 6.
At that time, City and County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Jamie Polley told members of the committee that whether the pools open at all would depend on when Wisconsin reaches milestones specified in the governor’s plan. Under those rules, the pools would have remain closed until at least July 1, with limited entry afterward.
The committee voted to postpone a decision on the pools until no later than June 2. Possible options are opening one, two, or all three pools, or closing them altogether for the season.
Though the governor’s Safer at Home extension was overturned last week, municipalities are working to set their own rules for their communities. Currently, Wausau parks are open but playgrounds remain cordoned off for the time being.
Public comment will be allowed during Monday’s meeting, set for 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 407 Grant St., Wausau.
To offer public comment without appearing in person, email Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org with “Parks Committee public comment” in the subject line prior to the meeting start.