Original city pool filters due replacement

$80K project approved for City Splash


By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Yukon is getting ready to close its summer aquatics season – and an important maintenance item must be addressed.

The Yukon City Council, at its Aug. 1st meeting, approved the purchase and installation of two new pool filters at City Splash Pool.

Ryan McClure

The $80,341 project will be paid from Yukon Parks & Recreation’s capital improvements budget.

“The current ones we have there now are original to the pool itself – from the 1980s,” said Yukon Parks & Recreation Director Ryan McClure, who recommended the purchase. “So, these have lasted 40-some years. They’re not really meant to last that long.”

City Splash pool, in Yukon City Park at 2200 S Holly, will receive two new sand filters from Sunbelt Pools of Dallas, Texas – a member of the BuyBoard Cooperative. The total cost includes labor.

Citing the high price, Yukon Vice Mayor Jeff Wootton wondered how long these filters are expected to last.

“I can see them lasting 10 to 20 years,” McClure said.

In a memo to city council members, the YPR director noted the existing filters are old and “require consistent daily maintenance from staff to ensure adequate operation and water filtration.”

City Splash pool, located behind the Yukon Community Center, will be open over the next two weekends before officially closing Sunday, Aug. 13.

Yukon’s other municipal pool, Kimbell Bay at Kimbell Park, closes this Sunday, Aug. 6.



Meanwhile, the Yukon City Council on Aug. 1 approved spending $278,425 for a new boom truck in the Yukon Park Maintenance Department’s fleet.

The 2025 International MV607 vehicle ($84,500) with a 2024 Hi-Reach Elliott L65 boom ($190,900) is being purchased from Central Texas Equipment using a Sourcewell Purchasing Cooperative contract. Delivery charge is $1,775 and onsite training is $1,250.

“This truck will be used for various projects throughout the city that need a high reach basket as well as projects that require a winch/crane to lift,” Yukon Public Works Director Arnold Adams wrote in a memo to council members.

The current boom truck has ongoing maintenance issues and “its days are numbered,” Adams said at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Assistant City Manager Mitchell Hort estimated delivery of the new truck will be in six months.


Among other business Aug. 1, Yukon City Council members approved:

  • An ordinance adopting the new Yukon Unified Development Code and zoning map (see related story).
  • A fiscal year 2023-24 budget amendment increasing appropriations by $5,000 for emergency medical technician (EMT) training. This amount was transferred from the Yukon Fire Public Employees Sales Tax (PEST) Fund.
  • Firefighter Brooks Robbins to attend an Advanced EMT class at a cost of $2,928, to be reimbursed from the PEST account per Yukon Fire’s 2023-25 collective bargaining agreement.
  • A $32,460 change order to the 2023 concrete and asphalt paving, drainage, water, and sewer contract for a Parkland lift station project. Brewer Construction’s revised contract amount is $2,270,187.18.
  • Renewing a maintenance agreement with Tyler Technologies for Police Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software. Cost is $105,381.22 for 48 New World Systems modules.