July 7, 2022
City of Haven Pool Litigation Update
Many citizens continue to inquire as to the status of the renovations and improvements to the City Pool. As we have previously advised, the city is engaged in litigation in Reno County district court related to the City Pool project. The parties to the litigation include Compton Construction (general contractor), Harbinger Concrete (subcontractor), Don Paddock (designer of the pool remodel) and Johnson & Company Engineering (engineer working with Mr. Paddock on the pool design).
Despite multiple attempts at settlement, the parties have not yet been able to reach a resolution to the legal claims.
At this time, the City of Haven has contracted with an engineer and contractor to issue a design to fix the problems with the pool and to hire appropriate subcontractors to perform the work to execute the design. They are near finalizing their plans to complete the project. It is anticipated that the work will start on the pool in early September. The work will likely last around 4 weeks.
At this time, we do not believe the pool will be operational for the 2022 season. We are as disappointed with this development as I am sure all of you are. We have worked diligently to try to get it working for part of this summer but despite our best efforts, the problems with construction shortages and other developments in the lawsuit have slowed this work down.
We look forward to opening the pool as soon we can ensure the project meets our expectations. Having the pool back next year will absolutely add enjoyment to everyone’s summer.
Adam Wright, Mayor; City Council Members Bordon, Scott, Rush, Robinson and Williams
City of Haven