Merrill survived a hot summer without a city swimming pool and discussion continues as where to locate any proposed new outdoor swimming facility.
During the September 4th Merrill parks and Recreation commission meeting there was further discussion on putting the new pool at Lions Park. The pool could by situated on the southeast corner of Lions Park using some of the parking lot and a large grassy area. None of the current ball diamond would be disturbed.
More technical information was requested for the October Parks and Recreation meeting and one committee member suggested a decision on the Merrill city pools new location be made by December so planning and fundraising could begin.