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This story was updated at 1 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2012.

Montgomery Village Foundation board members are moving forward with renovating the community’s six pools.

The multiple-facility renovation is “the biggest capital project the village has ever undertaken,” Montgomery Village Foundation Vice President Dave Humpton said at a board meeting Thursday night.

One of the newly renovated facilities, the heated Stedwick pool, was unveiled Sept. 13 and open for a few weeks that month. Foundation spokesman Mike Conroy said the pool had a steady stream of visitors.

A public meeting take place Oct. 11 at Whetstone Community Center to consider new designs for the Whetstone pool. The pool, the oldest of seven in the community, was built in the late 1960s, Conroy said.

The board approved the design phase of the renovation process in February and about $1.6 million has been set aside for the Whetstone pool, which will reopen in 2014, Conroy said.

At the Thursday meeting, board members also heard a proposal for preserving the slowly eroding shores of the island in Lake Whetstone, but the design of the restoration has not been finalized. Once a design is chosen, construction will take less than a month, said Brian Bartel, representative for environmental restoration company Ecotone. The board approved Ecotone to provide engineering plans for review and permitting utilizing the two options discussed that will stabilize the shoreline of the island, Conroy said. After the plans are reviewed the work will go out to bid, he added.

The board will next meet Oct. 25 in the board room at North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road, Montgomery Village.

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