Casper City Council has entered into an agreement with a Denver-based architecture firm that will be tasked with redesigning a beleaguered swimming facility on Casper's south end.

At its regular meeting Tuesday night, Casper City Council agreed to pay the Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative $217,638 to redesign the city-owned Mike Sedar Pool.

Casper mayor Kenyne Schlager says the current pool facility is out-of-date and has many significant problems.

"Mike Sedar Pool is a pool that has been losing hundreds of gallons constantly," Schlager said. "So, what we want to do is revamp it - we want to be, I guess, up-and-coming with what's going on for swimming pools right now, what the trends are, and really make it a gem for the city."

City officials and architects will field public comment on the redesign of the facility at a meeting at Casper College on Thursday night. The public meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in room CE207 of at the Strausner Student Center located at 125 College Dr.

The city will also accept public comment and post a survey on the pool’s redesign at its website.

City officials plan to open the new Mike Sedar Pool facility in May of 2014.