Oceana council discusses pool

By John Conley - [email protected]

City pool fees and other topics were addressed at last Thursday’s Oceana Town Council meeting

Councilman Jared Harless said season and daily pass rates and should be considered before making decisions at the next meeting.

Before the pool opens, he noted, the fencing will have to be rerouted.

Most of the existing fence will be used.

The town has given free passes to 10 fire department members and their families in recent years.

Councilman Don Morgan said he had voted for it in the past but “I don’t really agree with that.”

Chuck Childers said that the passes are given to the most active department members.

“If you don’t show up, you don’t (get a pass),” he noted.

He estimated that the department has 42 members.

Harless said he would not like to see any active members left out. He said if, for instance, there were 12 or 13 active members he preferred to see all of them get passes.

Recorder Clark Manning said he would check the fees charged for pool use last year.


The council approved the final reading of an ordinance dealing with illegal procurement of water, gas or electricity.

The ordinance takes effect in 30 days.

An ordinance on the acquisition of the Kopperston PSD was read.

Council agreed to appoint Matthew Sluss to police chief position permanently.

“I think he’s proven himself,” remarked Mayor Tom Evans.

Council approved the purchase of a Kevlar vest at a cist if $1,024 for one of the police officers. The officer currently has an outdated vest.

The council also agreed to hire Melissa Hatfield for a position with the town. She will replace Tiffany Toler, who is leaving in May.

John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.

By John Conley

[email protected]

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