August 12, 2004

Pool Project Hits Another Crack in the Road

It doesnt appear likely the new Memphis City swimming pool project will meet its goal of an August opening date and now the project has hit another bump in the road - actually its cracks, several of them, in the concrete swimming area.

Superintendent Roy Monroe told the Memphis City council at the August 5th meeting that there are several hairline cracks in the new pool. He told the council that he believed the cracks were caused by concrete shrinkage and were not due to the ground settling under or around the pool.

Monroe informed the council that some of the cracks had been repaired by the city and the newer trouble spots would need attention before the contractor returned to paint the pool. He told the council that he had photos of all the cracks for documentation.

Alderman Ron Gardner questioned if the citys engineer was aware of the problems.

Monroe stated that to the best of his knowledge neither engineer Ron Shy or any representatives of his firm, All-State Engineering of Columbia, had been to the job site since the bids were awarded.

Alderman Lucas Remley suggested that the council request a meeting between the engineer, the city attorney and Mayor Ron Alexander to determine if there is any engineering liability related to the cracks.

Gardner also pointed out that the city should contact the contractor and order them not to paint the pool until the situation can be resolved.



Please call or email { 660.465.7016 or } with questions about advertising or to start advertising with Memphis Democrat today!

$4.50 per column inch
$4.50 per column inch (Classified)
$0.08 each for pre-printed mailer inserts
$0.12 per word for text only Classifieds

$20 for One Spot Color
$50 for Full-Color Process


per month for text only business directory ad.

$25 per month small ad
$35 per month medium ad
$50 per month large ad
$75 per month skyscraper ad
$125 per month top banner ad
$135 per month top banner ad

MEDIUM (160×250)
LARGE (300X250)
SKYSCRAPER (160×500)
TOP BANNER AD (728×60)
BANNER AD (728×90)

small-ad-160x160md-ad-160x250lg-ad-300x250sky-ad-160x500top-ad-728x60 banner-ad-728x90

Your Name (required):

Your Email (required):

Ad Size:

Ad Content

If you have an image to include in your ad, browse to find the file.

Please enter the text you see in the field below, then click send.


Bb Server