Burlington’s upcoming budget is expected to include money for a popular community attraction.
The city’s current budget does not include any money for Dankwardt Pool.
The former city council felt the pool had reached the point where its condition did not justify further investments.
The only reason the pool opened its doors, last summer, was community support and donations.
Interim City Manager Dan Luttenegger says this city council does not want to repeat last year’s decision on Dankwardt Pool.
Burlington has released the names of the five finalists for city manager.
Two are currently serving in an administrative capacity.
- Edward Sadler as City Manager in Webster City, Iowa.
- Steven Winger as City Administrator in Center Point, Iowa.
Two others recently left their positions in city government.
- Ronald Chandler served as City Manager in Cedar City, Utah until the first of the year.
- Robert Knabel (kuh-NAY-bull) left his post as Collinsville, Illinois City Manager in November.
Community leaders in Burlington are looking for volunteers to help improve the city.
The Imagine Our Future campaign started out with about 1,800 ideas for making the Burlington area a better place to live, work and play.
A committee reduced that number to 100 before the public had the chance to cut the list to 30.
Campaign Co-Chair Matt Shinn says that is when the process became very difficult.
But he says about 28 of the 30 entries could be lumped into one of five areas.