With several other projects currently on the table, the Wisner City Council elected at Monday’s regular council meeting to put current Wisner Swimming Pool facility needs on hold, for now.

With phase one of the process to remedy issues at the pool now complete, the council has in hand a report of a study done on the facility.

What that study shows is that well over $1.5 million is needed to bring the facility to where it can be a vital asset to the Wisner for another 25-plus years.

With an extensive water project, auditorium project, and park project all in the works, the council directed Mayor Dave Brown to sign a letter to the firm involved with the pool issues, stating that the city would like to put the pool project on hold. That does not mean that the issues will not be dealt with at a later time.

In another agenda item on Monday, the council agreed to keep in place a Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance policy for city employees. This came after the council was told a 9.8 percent increase in premiums would come into play for the upcoming year.

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