Tricounty News

Watkins: pool still losing money, railroad repairs coming

The Watkins Pool continues to lose money each summer, $30-35,000 a year. It is agreed that it is a community asset, and that fundraisers must be scheduled to save the pool.

The council tabled any decision on enrolling in FEMA-recommended flood insurance. It is estimated that 30 people and 11 structures within the city are affected, but they are unclear what benefit the program would have.

The railroad crossing in town will receive some repairs now, but is scheduled for an overhaul next year.

The snow ordinance is now in effect (since Nov. 1). Maximum penalty is $100 plus being towed away.

Work is progressing on needed repairs to City Hall. New lettering  on the building will go up when all else is done.