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City pool to get $75K in repairs

By By Lisa Tindell
Swimmers in Atmore will be able to enjoy the cool waters of the city’s pool at Tom Byrne Park this summer, thanks to the Atmore City Council’s approval of a bid for repairs.
The initial bid for pool repairs came in at $55,750, Shell said. Three addendums were also submitted at more than $21,000 in additional expenses.
Council members approved the bid and awarded the repair contract to Cox Pool Services. Shell said the company had completed repairs on city pools in the past with no problems.
Pool manger Betty Warren said the repairs are to be made on the return lines, which have been leaking and also the inside of the pool.
Also during Monday’s meeting, the council passed a resolution naming May 6 as National Day of Prayer for Atmore. Jean Johnson and Sharon Keesler, made a request to the city asking that May 6 be designated National Day of Prayer for the city.
Johnson said an additional prayer time would also be scheduled for 6 p.m.
Shell said the city would be happy to pass a resolution naming May 6 as National Day of Prayer in Atmore.
Activities for the day would move to the Atmore City Hall in the event of rain, Johnson said.
In other business, the council:
Roadblock privileges were granted to the group to be held from 8 a.m. until noon at the red lights downtown and at South Main Street and Lindberg Avenue near McDonald’s, Shell said.
Shell introduced Torrence and gave her a brief description of the duties associated with the position.