The Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation Board is asking the Clark County Fiscal Court to help with funding options for the indoor pool project at College Park Gym.
Chairman Charles Eury and Mayor Ed Burtner made the request Wednesday, asking the fiscal court to help meet the total project cost of $2.9 million. The board has already obtained a $1.4 million state grant to partially fund the project and also plans to approach the Winchester Board of Commissioners tonight about funding options.
With the grant nearing expiration, Burtner said officials have worked closely with state and federal legislators to secure more funding, but additional money is not available at this time. He said having a formal financial plan in place will help officials buy more time on the project.
"It's basically late summer when we have to have something going on," Burtner said.
The presenters did not indicate how funding might be structured. Burtner said officials are exploring options with various swimming programs and organizations across the community, which might bring in additional funds in exchange for use of the pool. Officials also hope to hold fundraisers, he said.