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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

File Under Government Gobbledygook: Pool Not Open

I keep noticing an interesting phrase in the reports about last night's Madison City Commission meeting, something about authorizing the mayor to sign a "partial certificate of substantial completion" for the city's new outdoor pool (which is looking great, especially now that they've landscaped and added trees... right, John? :-) ).

What does "partial certificate of substantial completion" mean? It's not done. May 30 was the predicted completion date, but that's out. We're now in wait-and-see mode... which is too bad, since it looks like we might get some nice sunny swimming weather for the rest of the week.

By the way, while I'm thinking of it, has anyone planned a grand opening ceremony? Whenever this pool opens, I was thinking maybe we should have some festivities. Let's get Bob Ellsworth and his barbership quartet to open the park... and then hold their last note while swooshing down the big waterslide, with Mayor Hexom in the lead, in vintage 1920's swimsuit! Then maybe have a Chamber of Commerce cannonball contest, see who can make the biggest splash. In the pool f you're cool!


  1. Actually, that's the Madison Kiwanis Barbershop Quartet, thank you very much! LOL

  2. I thought there was a connection! Who all's on the song crew?

    So how about it: Kiwanians a cappella at the pool grand opening? :-)

  3. The only two I know are Bob as well as Gene Hexom. Selmer Hagen I think is in there, but I'm a little fuzzy on the last one.


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