City of Haven Pool Litigation Update (February 2023)
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 of Haven 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). The City does not comment on pending litigation.
Regarding the pool itself, there is great news to share. The construction on the remediation of the pool defects is going well. Since January 2023, the work has been progressing to remove the defective sections of the pool and replace them.
To date, the footings are complete and the plumbing has been installed properly. The wall forms and electrical work are being completed and installed this week. The continued mild weather is very helpful on the project’s progress.
During this process, portions of demolished concrete is being preserved near the pool area as a result of the lawsuit. It is critical that all citizens and especially our children stay away from this area. We anticipate all debris will be removed in the upcoming weeks. Until then, please do not allow children to climb on or get near the debris. Adults are also instructed to keep your distance from the debris for safety purposes.
At this time, all information we have tells us that the pool will be operational for the 2023 season. We look forward to opening the pool this summer.
Adam Wright, Mayor; City Council Members Borden, Scott, Rush, Robinson and Williams
City of Haven