The Blackfoot pool is no more, and now it's time for the public to help choose what it will become.
When you walk into Blackfoot mayor Marc Carroll's office, you see a "to do list". Written near the top is the Blackfoot pool. Since he was elected in November 2017, the pool has been one of the most contentious issues he's had to deal with.
Voters voted against a bond that would save the pool last December. The structure will now turn into a different sort of recreational area. Now the challenge is figuring out what kind.
At a public meeting tomorrow night, Blackfoot citizens will get to weigh in.
Blackfoot Mayor Marc Carroll says, "We're obviously not going to be able to make a decision that night. I wanted to gather all of the information, then we'll put together cost estimates to do different things. I'm hoping there's some ideas out there that we haven't thought of."
Mayor Caroll says construction on anything new won't be able to start until the new fiscal year on October 1st, 2019.
Tomorrow's meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Nuart Theater in Blackfoot.