The Fairbury City Council took an all-important but albeit baby step toward a new aquatic centeron Tuesdayby authorizing Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward to sign an application seeking grant funds. The funds, if received, will be used for planning purposes.
If we get this money it is basically a grant to get us through the planning stages to see if we can get an even bigger grant, Fourth Ward councilman Phil Rogge said.
Its basically a grant to attempt to get a larger grant.
According to assistant street and alley superintendent Laura Bedlan, the City of Fairbury has not committed to constructing a new aquatic center, nor is any recommendation expected to be made on any pending project anytime soon.
This is going to be a very competitive grant that we would be going after, she said. There is a lot of work to be done before any part of the process starts.