City council analysis Rec Center master plan

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. The North Platte City Council got a closer look at what an updated Rec Center would look like through a master plan blueprint.

Recreation Superintendent Bob Barr presented the findings to the council on Tuesday.

It's a plan the Wellness Committee has focused on for the past few years, but didn't get the approval for the study until last august.

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture and the Ballard Group performed an assessment of the facility.

They came back with four different options that range from 6 million to 36 million dollars.

While the plan is not set in stone, the good thing is it's flexibile.

However, the immediate concern right now, is the pool's dehumidification system.

"We're in the process of addressing some of the things that they have right now," Barr said. "The big things like the dehumidification system which we just talked about, that will be up to the council and the administration as to how fast they want to move on with it or if they want to move on it at all."

Barr says the next step is to get input from the Mayor's Advisory Council and the administration to see where they go from here.

"I think we can actually cut back on some of these costs and build very nice facilities that will be competitive with anyone else inside the state, let alone region, and that's where we need to keep working on," said Ward 3 North Platte City Councilman Andrew Lee.