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City Council Sets Pool Hours, Discusses Upcoming Salt Festival

May 17, 2012 at 3 a.m.


The Grand Saline City Council spent the majority of their meeting last Tuesday night discussing the Annual Salt Festival, which is planned for June 6-9.

After much discussion about alcohol relating to the Salt Festival and the possibility of requiring the Salt Festival Association to hire additional security for the festival, the Council allowed the two actions to dies for lack of motion.

The Council unanimously approved a resolution for street closures during the Salt Festival.

The Council read two proclamations at the meeting. One recognizing the 200 Anniversary of the Beginning of the War of 1812 and the other Recognizing May 2012 as National Preservation Month.

The Council unanimously approved the hours of operation and admission fees for the Grand Saline Swimming Pool, which is set to open for the season on Monday, June 4.

Hours of operation will be:

Monday: 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The fee to swim is $2 on Monday and $3 Tuesday-Sunday. Children two and under are free.

The pool will be available for private parties beginning May 23.

In other business the Council:

- Denied a waiver request by Jeremy Housden to burn a brush pile that exceeds the 3'x2' allowed by the City.

- Entered into an Interlocal agreement with the Van Zandt County Juvenile Probation Department to participate in the J.K.H.O.P.E. Program. This program is designed to provide early intervention and prevention services to youth ages 6-17 in Van Zandt County in an effort to prevent future juvenile delinquency.

The program is designed to allow youth to actively participate in the grooming, maintenance and training of pets located at area humane societies, C.L.A.W. and local animal shelters.

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