MADISON – The city of Madison is in the process of seeking grant funding to turn the old Madison swimming pool into the Madison Recreation Center.
The city will be applying for multiple grants with several different agencies. The grants to be applied for are through the United States Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, Appalachian Regional Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture.
According to the Mayor of Madison H.H. “Sonny” Howell Jr. Congressman Evan Jenkins is working closely with the City of Madison on this project.
“The cost of this project would be approximately 2.5 million dollars. It would take two to five years to complete,” said Howell. “We would be able to hire about six to 10 people however the local impact for job growth could be much more.”
The Madison Recreation Center would house many amenities that locals and travelers could have access to year round.
According to the Madison Recreation Center Concept Plan, “The site will require demolition efforts before construction of the various amenities proposed on the Concept Master Plan.”
The recreation center will have sites for RV camps and tent camping. In addition there will be teepees for rent to give a unique way of camping for those wanting to camp…