Toccoa Commission Meets Today

Toccoa City Commissioners could approve a builder for the new Doyle Street Pool at their meeting later today.

The city commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall.

During the meeting, commissioners are expected to consider a motion to approve a company to build the new city pool and a separate company to build the accompanying pool building.

Back in March, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse had announced that the city had received no bids for the construction of the pool.

Morse said at that time that the lack of bids may have stemmed from the short turn-around time the city was seeking on pool construction and renovation.

Following that announcement last month, Morse had said that the city would continue to reach out to potential bidders and work with them to evaluate the situation and look at options for moving forward on the pool construction to get it done as quickly as possible.

The city received bids for the pool building last month as well and remanded those to staff for consideration.

The city has allocated upcoming SPLOST VI funds for renovating and rebuilding the pool on Doyle Street in Toccoa, but will forward fund the project with a line of credit from First Citizens Bank, then re-pay that through SPLOST.

Also during today’s regular meeting, Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to receive the monthly financial report.

Prior to today’s meeting, city commissioners are expected to hold a work session to discuss the pool and other topics beginning at 3 p.m., also at Toccoa City Hall.