City given money for pool repair

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Gravette Mayor Bill Howard, left, and Allyson Ransom, Communications and Resource Efficiency Director, stand in front of a missing diving board at the city pool as they accept a $40,000 check from State Senator Kim Hendren and State Representative Mary Lou Slinkard, a state grant to assist with the pool's repair.

Gravette Mayor Bill Howard, left, and Allyson Ransom, Communications and Resource Efficiency Director, stand in front of a missing diving board at the city pool as they accept a $40,000 check from State Senator Kim Hendren and State Representative Mary Lou Slinkard, a state grant to assist with the pool's repair.
Photo by Dodie Evans

The city of Gravette has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Arkansas Rural Services “General Improvement Fund” (GIF) to assist with repair of the city’s municipal swimming pool.

The funds come as a result of a grant application submitted by Allyson Ransom and with the cooperation of State Senator Kim Hendren and State Representative Mary Lou Slinkard as a portion of the GIF disbursement.

Gravette’s pool was not open this past summer because the cost of repairing it was prohibitive due to a shortage of funds and the extent of the pool’s damage.

Ransom said one estimate for the repair has been obtained, but bidding the project will bethe next step when specifications of the ...


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