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Council names candidate for pool manager

Staff writer

Peabody will have a new pool manager after the resignation of Beth Peter, discussed during a scheduled executive session at Monday evening’s Peabody City Council meeting.

Peter requested that the session follow her annual report on the 2015 swimming season. She included council members, Mayor Larry Larsen, and city clerk Stephanie Lago in the 10-minute session.

On return to open meeting, council members accepted with regret Peter’s resignation as pool manager.

Council members unanimously approved a motion to offer the pool manager position to Mackenzie Young, provided Young acquire the necessary certification before the swimming season begins. Members of the park and pool committee and personnel committee will determine Young’s salary at a later date.

Peter has been manager of Peabody municipal swimming pool for seven years. In her letter of resignation, she noted she had enjoyed her time as pool manager and thanked the council for allowing her to be a part of the swimming season for so many years.

In other business:

  • The council decided not to replace an aging air conditioning system at the city building until fall, hoping the system remains functional until then.
  • Council members met new HUB director Nathan Fort and welcomed him to the community. Fort told them about his background and invited them to the HUB’s anniversary party on Friday.
  • Public works superintendent Ronnie Harms reviewed the state’s no-burn policy for the month of April. Burning at Peabody’s burn pit will be prohibited because of the ban.
  • A decision on lighting for the new “Welcome” sign on US-50 was tabled for more information from Westar.

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