The Caliente City Council received good news during its regular meeting Aug. 18 regarding the local swimming pool.
Mayor Stana Hurlburt reported that “it was a great year, maybe the best ever, this year at the Caliente Swimming Pool. We had more family and adult members than ever.”
Hurlburt gave special thanks to the community and to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department for all the support given this year. She added, “Our Lifeguards go through extensive training.”
Sheriff Kerry Lee credited Deputy D. Woodworth for his training of the lifeguards.
Woodworth said, “I went over who is inside the pool building as well as who is outside the pool building. I also went over to take good visual of kids that are at the pool as far as bruises, marks or wounds that could be the result of abuse (that was actually brought up by a lifeguard). Covered bullying as well as their own safety awareness. I also went over their own personal safety with any fights or potential threats that could happen, any issues from visitors and/or members, reminding them that their lives are not worth giving up over material things or to emotionally disturbed visitors.”
Red Cross training was also given.
The Caliente Swimming Pool Officially closed on Aug. 13.
In other council business, the meeting began with the approval of the reduction of Councilman Cody Christensen water bill due to a water leak. The council decided to approve the reduction, the same reduction that any other residents would receive with a similar leak, it was noted.
Christensen received half the total amount of overage credited to his water bill. The council discussed that residents should know that they are entitled to the same option should they experience a similar incident.
The Subrecipient Grant Agreement with Lincoln County was approved. City Attorney Dylan Frehner stated that the city needed to increase their communication with the county and the grants office for better understanding.
The CYC Bridge Project is expected to be utilized by the end of October.
Building Inspector Ken Dixon announced that Lincoln Senior Housing, formerly Carefree Living, in Caliente is now at 98 percent occupancy. According to Vantage Property Manager Wayne Johnson, Pioche and Panaca Senior Housing are at 95 percent.
Councilman Victor Jones announced that they are still in need of volunteers to man the Box Car Museum.