The pool, the convention center, Family Dollar and the power of a question. The City of Dilley sees progress.
Before the end of summer 2015, Dilley’s pool was closed due to a leak. The City of Dilley raised the issue of repair in March 2016, leaving them a few months to fix the pool by the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
Memorial day passed, as did May and June. The pool remained empty and dry. As Dilley approached the hottest days of summer, the city manager could only say that she was waiting for an updated quote from the pool company and that the quote would have to be approved by city council. City council meetings passed without any pool repair items on the agenda. Nearly a year had elapsed since the initial damage.
At a July 14th meeting, the City of Dilley heard a challenge about their financial management and answered with declaration of “tremendous revenue.” Anyone who heard the story had the same thought… where is it? A reporter (not me) from the Frio-Nueces Current asked the city directly, why has the pool been broken for a year?
Two days later, repair was underway after nearly a year of inactivity. No city council meeting required. Today, crystal blue water ripples throughout the pool.
Two months after the groundbreaking in early May, construction on the new Dilley Convention Center/Library paused. Many residents noticed the halt came right before the pouring of the concrete. Over a month passed without any activity, but work finally resumed in mid-August, and the Convention Center shows a fresh pour…
This town is big enough for the both of us.
Dollar General is going to get some competition as construction on a new Family Dollar has started half a mile away.
The new store will be located across from Jalisco’s at the corner of 117 and Business 35.