City should be able to reopen pool without loans

NORWICH – In another twist of events for the Kurt Beyer Pool, the City Council resolved to accept grant funds and approve a bid to move forward with renovations at Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting and are now optimistic that work can be done without acquiring additional loans.

Donations made by The Greater Norwich Foundation, The RC Smith Foundation and the Roger Follett Foundation in the amounts of $40,000 each are allowing city officials to progress with renovations without the need to acquire more debt. According to City Finance Director William Roberts, other residual funds may also be available to the city by way of a State Parks Commission Grant attained nearly ten years ago. Though the certainty of these additional funds will not be known until May, he said, state grant representatives and city officials are very optimistic.

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