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Fairbury Pool Survey II Results Now In
The second of a series of surveys has been conducted, asking for input from the public regarding plans for the renovation of the Fairbury Municipal Pool.
In 2015, the City of Fairbury was awarded a Master Parks Plan and Pool Feasibility Study grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. A pool committee was appointed by the Mayor and together with Olsson Associates of Lincoln, formulated a master plan with recommendations for Fairbury’s public parks, including 4 options for the Fairbury Municipal Pool.
Of the 606 online responses collected, the results are as follows:
Option A – 37 votes
Option B – 138 votes
Option C – 336 votes
Option D – 79 votes
The most recent survey included information about each option, including cost estimates. Also included was a tax calculator which allowed residents to calculate the increase in property taxes they would incur, depending upon which option they chose.
Option C, the option with the most features (including a lazy river) and highest price tag, received the most votes by more than a 2-1 margin over Option B, which captured 138 votes. Option A was the least popular option at 37 votes, and Option D, which is similar in design to Option C, minus the lazy river, captured 79 votes.
The survey is consistent with that of the first survey, conducted in January of 2015, in which the City of Fairbury requested feedback from the public in order to formulate a plan to address the aging municipal pool.
In that survey, 297 surveys were filled out, both online and paper copy. Results showed that 75.22% of respondents were in favor of designing and building a new aquatic center and 78.45% were in favor of supporting a bond issue (tax increase) to fund the improvements.
Fairbury Municipal Pool – Public Input Needed
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Engineers from Olsson & Associates made public presentation of proposals for a Parks Master Plan including 4 different options for the Fairbury Municipal Pool.
Pool Comparison Chart
Published January 2014
Fairbury Pool Survey Results Are In
The City of Fairbury has been awarded the Master Parks Plan and Pool Feasibility Study grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. Click Here to view
In January, the City of Fairbury requested feedback from the public in order to formulate a plan to address the aging municipal pool, located in the City Park. The results from the survey have been calculated, according to zoning administrator, Laura Bedlan.
There were a total of 297 surveys filled out, both online and paper copy.
Question #1 referred to maintaining the existing pool and bathhouse. Out of 1485 possible points in favor of this option, the survey received 877 points or 59.06% in favor.
Question #2 referred to maintaining the existing pool and bathhouse but adding features such as a splashpad and components. Out of 1485 possible points in favor of this option, the survey received 870 points or 58.59% in favor.
Question #3 referred to designing and building a new aquatic center. Out of 1485 possible points in favor of this option, the survey received 1,117 points or 75.22% in favor.
When asked to support a bond issue (sales tax increase) to fund pool improvements, 78.45% said yes, 18.86% said no.
Out of the 297 survey respondents, 50 persons offered to serve on a committee to research available options. “From that list of volunteers, the mayor will appoint a committee to research improvement options at the city council meeting on February 18th,” according to Bedlan.