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Repairs approved for Aquadome pool

Repairs to a Decatur public pool will cost $78,000, and the Parks and Recreation Department hopes to have the job complete in time for a February swimming competition.

The City Council approved the repair Monday.

Jeff Dunlap, director of Parks and Recreation, told the council the pool's original plumbing is 30 years old and needs replacing.

The resurfacing project also will prevent further concrete deterioration, which is exposing metal supports.

The pool closes Sunday and is scheduled to reopen Feb. 1.

The city solicited five bids and determined the only response from Burleson Pool Co. in Hampton Cove was fair and reasonable.

Chris Paschenko

Decatur to save on insurance plans

Decatur officials said beginning Jan. 1 the city would save $31,023 on its employee insurance plans.

Ken Smith, director of personnel, said the city locked in three-year rate plans for employee life insurance and long-term disability plans through Standard Life Insurance Co.

The savings on the long-term disability will be $10,341 per year, Smith said.

The City Council approved the contract Monday.

Smith said the renewed plans would mirror existing coverage.

Chris Paschenko

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