Anonymous donor gives $1.3M for Boulder City Community Pool

Posted at 12:31 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 15:31:10-04

BOULDER CITY (KTNV) — Boulder City says it received two checks totaling $1,346,743.60 from an anonymous donor, specifically for the “Community Pool” located in Broadbent Park.

The donation was unsolicited and the donor wanted to remain anonymous.

“We learned of the possibility of this donation just two weeks ago, but felt it should not be shared with the general public until we had the checks in our possession,” said City Manager Al Noyola. “Boulder City is fortunate to have the support of generous donors who care about the community.”

City staff will recommend that Council accept the donation during the June 10 City Council meeting. The meeting will be held on Monday, June 10, since June 11 is Election Day.

The donation happens as voters are considering two ballot measures for a new Aquatic Facility.

The current pool is nearly forty years old and in need of costly repairs on a regular basis.

If the ballot questions pass, the new facility is currently planned to be built next to the existing pool so that it won’t need to be shut down during the estimated 24-30 month construction period.

Construction costs alone are currently estimated to be $27 million, but the voters are being asked to consider authorization of up to $40 million to cover necessary design costs, inflation, and potential contingencies.

Details on the ballot questions can be found at www.bcnv.org/pool.