Reno receives grant for Traner Pool renovation project

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)- The City of Reno is receiving a grant that will help pay for the remaining costs for the Traner Pool Renovation Project.

The William N. Pennington Foundation is giving $800,000 toward the pool's renovation. A city spokesperson says the grant will ensure the pool will open in June 2018. Construction is expected to take place from February to May.

In March 2017, someone broke into the facility and stole electrical and plumbing equipment, and destroyed the pool's boiler. Damages were around $350,000 and the pool closed for the summer season.

The city decided to not only fix the damage left by the vandals, but move forward with the renovations as well. In July, the Reno City Council began the redesign and renovation of the pool but was short of $790,000 out of the estimated $1.3 million cost.

The Pennington grant will help cover the remaining cost. The city formally announced the grant Tuesday, November 7, but will formally accept it at the regular city council meeting November 15.

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