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Save the Northside Pool

June 15, 2024 7:58 AM | Vicki Markussen (Administrator)

Northside Pool likely to close as soon as next Summer without funding

The North La Crosse Business Association is seeking your help encouraging La Crosse City Council members to re-introduce improvements to the Northside pool, located at Logan Middle School, back into the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

The NLBA needs strong neighbors to be strong businesses, and vice versa. The pool provides:

  • a safe, positive, low-cost activity for our children and our families. 
  • a quality of life reason to purchase homes on the Northside, especially families
  • an affordable provider of swim lessons
  • active, health living option for families and seniors
  • a safe alternative to Black River Beach that no longer has life-guards and has safety concerns for children
  • a place where our small, locally owned businesses can send their children for positive activities while they work

We encourage you to send emails sharing your stories of how you use the pool and attending in-person by Monday, June 17 at 6:00 PM:

  • by email (goes to all council members): 
  • in person: Monday, June 17 at 6:00 PM, Council Chambers . Attend and register your opposition on the sign-up. TO SPEAK: You will have about three minutes to present if you arrive and sign up to speak. Info >>


The Northside pool needs approximately $1 million in repairs including a new pool liner and a roof to the building. WIZM News covered the needs well here >>. While the need for improvements was identified several years ago, funding for the Northside pool was moved last year to Erickson Pool, which is closed this summer for repairs. 

Each year the City evaluates its capital improvement plan (CIP) - i.e. its budget for large improvements. They must balance the projects with what fits into the current tax base. Often it is CIP projects that increase the taxation rate. . The CIP process assigns costs and timelines to identified projects, moving projects in relation to its impact on the tax rate.


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