Green Bay committee recommends bonds for Colburn Park pool

Colburn Park pool empty

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) –  The ongoing discussion over funding renovations to the pool at Green Bay’s Colburn Park took another turn Tuesday night.

As we’ve reported, bids for the Olympic-size pool came in at more than what the city and supporters raised. The city council could have killed the project but instead last week sent the proposal from Miron Construction back to the finance committee to find ways to come up with more money.

Tuesday night the finance committee agreed to approve the bid and use bonds to come up with the extra $2.3 million.

The committed voted against using excess funds from the Lambeau Field stadium tax.

“The discussion for the purpose of the finance committee was how to pay for it, and that’s their role, and they decided tonight not to use that stadium tax money but to bond for it, which is fine, and they also found some creative ways to offset that with some revenue,” Alderman Chris Wery said.

The full city council still has to approve the bid to move the project forward. It could also choose to reject the current offer and put it out for bids again.