Council approves pool repairs

Published 12:41 am Friday, April 14, 2006

By By Adam Prestridge
Before Atmore children can do cannonballs into the deep end of the city pools at Tom Byrne Park and Houston Avery Park, some quick repairs need to be made.
According to Atmore Mayor Howard Shell, roughly $10,000 in "emergency repairs" is required before the pools can be opened up to the public this summer.
"Coach (Melvin) Middleton discovered some serious cracks in the bottom of the pool and in order to have them repaired in time for opening season we're going to have to immediately get on the project to get them repaired," Shell said.
The council unanimously voted to proceed in repairing the pools surfaces during Monday afternoon's council meeting at city hall.
In other business, the council:
Black, 34, is an Atmore resident and a 1990 graduate of Escambia Academy. He said working for the city will be worthwhile.
"It will be rewarding in the sense of being a part of the growth of Atmore and being able to work right here at home," he said.
Black will shadow building inspector Allen Nix while working with city code enforcement, zoning administration and residential and commercial building inspections.
"I look forward to working with the people of Atmore," Black said.
Black and his wife, Gena, have two children, Hannah, 11, and Jeb, 2.

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