Bolivar, Mo. --Instead of swimming in their brand new $6 million pool, City of Bolivar taxpayers are swimming in a series of construction delays.
"I don't know for sure when the pool is going to be open," said Darin Chappell, Bolivar City Administrator.
The new center, funded through a tax initiative, was first set to open September 2011, but that that opening has been pushed back.
"There are questions about whether the concrete was poured correctly and handled thereafter," Chappell said.
A consulting engineer for Bolivar, John Forrester with Olsson Associates, said control joints were not installed at the proper time, resulting in the concrete cracking prematurely. He said the problem can be repaired and that it is up to city leaders to make a decision on how they plan to proceed with the project.
Chappell said the city is working with the construction company in charge to make the corrections. Wirt Flavin Construction, the company heading the project, could not be reached for comment.