Warsaw Mayor Addresses Pool Pass Rates

Homer May
County Reporter
Under new business May 20, Sheridan Garman-Neeman, Executive Director, Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission, outlined a $60,000 economic development grant opportunity for the county. The cost to Benton County government will be $24,000, she said. Aldermen adopted a resolution of support for a partnership between the City, the County, the Cities of Lincoln and Cole Camp, the USDA, and the KBRPC … to create and fund a 2 year countywide and regionally affiliated economic development position within the county. Cost to the City will not exceed $3,661 annually, billed quarterly, subject to appropriation by the City for each of the two years the grant is active.
The meeting opened at 6 PM, with Aldermen Eric Masoner, Lou Breshears, Terry Marshall Sr., Adam Howe and Eric Flores present. Mayor Eddie Simons presided; City Clerk Jessica Kendall recorded. First business by the group was to approve the May 6 meeting minutes and payment of bills presented, then okay a revised agenda for this meeting. Benton County Area C of C director Mac Vorce then spoke of recent success of the Farmers Market, held on downtown Main St. 2nd Saturdays.  He wanted to continue and expand the program beginning May 31, and was approved.
Following, Aldermen approved three ordinances: (1) restricting fishing and parking in certain areas of the Drake Harbor area. Check with City offices for details. (2) charging $25/day for electrical hookups at City boat ramps, boat slips and docks … by reservation only. (3) authorizing a contract between the City and Caledon Virtual for website redesign, at a cost of $6,428.95.
In late session, the group approved MDNR-SRF Engineers for a City water System study; then agreed to a revised $4/day, $80/season Municipal Pool pass cost, with no change in other previously agreed on Pool prices. Then the 2019 Pool manager reminded all that there will be a free 5-7 PM May 25 meet-and-greet opportunity, at the Municipal Pool, for the public to become acquainted with the Pool’s lifeguards.  Swimming will be free that eve. Reports were received from various City departments, boards and commissions, without comment.
The session ended just after 6:50 PM. These meetings are usually held on 1st and 3rd Monday eves. Visitors are welcome, but please call City offices (Ph: 660-438-5522) for updated information.