The New Haven swimming pool will reopen on May 29

NEW HAVEN – The New Haven municipal swimming pool is set to open on May 29, it was announced at the last city council meeting.

In attendance were Mayor Phil Serevicz, Secretary Becky Benson and Council Members Steve Carpenter, Jessica Rickard and Roy Dale Grimm. Councilors Colton McKinney and Stephen Ohlinger, Jr. were absent.

The mayor reported that the pool will open as planned and is currently filled with water. He congratulated the city employees, as well as City Councilor Grimm, for the work they have done on the pool and the facilities. He added that by completing the work in-house, the city saved $ 8,700.

Benson said the recreation complex’s sign, in honor of the late Robert and Louise Claflin, needed to be completed downstairs. It was agreed that decorative rocks and landscaping would be added.

Council members approved the purchase of a Steiner tractor in the amount of $ 24,200. Serevicz said the cost was originally higher, but a $ 5,000 trade-in was given for the city’s current 21-year-old Steiner model.

The city accessories of a sweeper, cleaner and front loader will suit the new model, which is diesel. It was agreed to make a $ 5,000 down payment and fund the rest. He was told the down payment would come from scrap metal sold for $ 2,000 and blowers sold for $ 7,000. Rickard opposed the purchase.

In another action, the advice:

Issued building permits to Carol Davis for a house and garage, to Carrie Moon for a fence and to Margie Scheuerman for a building;

Agreed to inform applicants for building permits if their project is located in the flood zone;

Decided to seek permission from the WV Roads Division to place a warning sign on Union Campground Road at the Haven Heights intersection;

Agreed to start a “Court of the Month” program for June, July and August;

Will wait until June to determine whether an increase in rental costs is affecting the number of dumpster rentals, following a report from Rickard;

Agreed to purchase a police car from the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $ 2,000;

Heard a report that six candidates will be interviewed for police officer positions;

Supervisor Buzzy Duncan heard that the new water system was pumping five hours a day to supply the city with water, as opposed to the 12 to 4 pm with the old system;

Accepted Clyde Weaver’s resignation from the building committee;

Advertised residents can call with addresses of run down properties or junk cars, and the city will contact the owners;

Agreed to purchase two dry bed valves for the wastewater treatment plant at $ 750 each; and,

Voted to offer to sell a jetter to the Mason County school system, which has expressed prior interest, with Rickard opposed.

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A previous summer scene at the New Haven municipal swimming pool.

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]

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