Madison Pool Fundraising Complete

Madison's mayor says the city will get its state of the art public pool without more public funding.

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the announcement Tuesday morning before a group of first and second-graders at Franklin Elementary School. "The Goodman brothers stepped forward. They've been so tremendously generous right along. They stepped forward, and I can't say enough about what they've done for the community."

March 1 marks the fundraising deadline, but another $300,000 donation by the Goodman brothers closed the budget gap. Irwin and Robert Goodman already donated $2.5 million to the project.

The city's share comes to about $500,000. Construction of the $4.1 million pool at Goodman Park is expected to start this summer.

The Mayor says fundraising for scholarships and pool maintenance will continue.

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