At the most recent Redwood Falls City Council meeting, councilors and city staff left it an open question about whether the Redwood Falls Aquatic Center would open this summer. Governor Walz had promised he would soon give guidance on the issue, and Redwood Area Community Center staff wanted to hear the governor’s proposals before making a final recommendation.
On Thursday, May 21, Redwood Falls Park and Rec Director Ross Nachreiner sent a letter to the council, stating, “From my understanding pools are listed under Outdoor Recreation Activities and Facilities, and would be included in Phase III. Unfortunately, in the Governor’s plan there are no dates attached to his phases. With the uncertainty of an opening date attached to the phases, it makes it difficult in the planning and decision-making process.”
Nachreiner said he is still hoping the aquatic center could be opened in July. However, with all the COVID-19 uncertainties he stated staffing, scheduling, maintenance, and finances might not be realistic. Nachreiner stated he is hoping for assistance from the council in making the decision.
The Redwood Falls City Council will be having a special meeting on Tuesday, May 26 to debate the issue. Because of COVID-19 rules, the meeting will be held by telephone or other electronic means. Members of the public may monitor the meeting by telephone or other electronic means as follows:
Time: May 26, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time
Join Zoom Meeting Electronically:
Meeting ID: 894 4290 0319
Residents can call any of the following numbers to join the meeting:
1 (312) 626 6799
1 (929) 205 6099
1 (346) 248 7799
1 (669) 900 6833
If you get a busy signal on one number call again on another number.