Traverse City commissioners say a lawsuit may be the next step in solving problems at the Clinch Park splash pad.
The splash pad is part of the Bay Front Plan, which calls for the renovation of more than two miles of beach front in Traverse City.
The splash pad was shut down last summer just days after its debut after a sewage leak in the system was discovered.
A recent report highlights 18 problem areas that need fixing, including safety and efficiency issues, which could cost more than the original $360,000 construction itself.
Commissioners will be moving forward with making corrections to the splash pad.
They hope to hire a consultant to verify the list of priority items to fix.
Despite the minor issues, the splash pad is currently operational. Commissioners say theyâ??ve gotten good feedback from families visiting the water feature.
The city is still withholding a final payment of $15,000 to Hamilton Anderson Associates, the projectâ??s architect.
Commissioners went into closed session to discuss legal options Monday night.
â??We rely on the professionals that we hire through this consulting firm,â?? said Jim Carruthers, Traverse City Mayor Pro Tem. â??It's unfortunate that we have to go this route eventually with the litigation, but it's where weâ??re at. To recover some costs to get this thing working properly and arranged right we need to move it forward by this process.â??