Butler City Council will pay to have an environmental survey done on the city-owned Pool Building at Butler Memorial Park.
Core Compliance Group, Inc. will perform the service for $3,775, contingent upon review and approval by the city solicitor. This testing could reveal the presence of asbestos or other hazardous materials.
“It’s somewhat dangerous for even our employees to go in there,” Councilman Jeff Smith said during a meeting Tuesday. “The fear is, kids jump the fence and get in there.
Smith said the roof is unstable and there is water everywhere inside.
“The building is not salvageable,” he said.
It should take about 30 days to conduct the study and receive results, at which time city officials will need to make a decision about how to best dispose of the structure. A vacant lot or grass field area could be created.
The Butler City Pool Building has been vacant for at least 15 years.