MILTON-FREEWATER - The City Council here will consider offering a split session at the Aquatic Center this summer as opposed to being open for one single session from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Superintendent of Public Works Howard Moss is recommending that the pool close for 90 minutes from 4-5:30 p.m.

The council will consider the proposal when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the Albee Room of the Public Library.

"The reasoning of the change includes a significant reduction in staff costs, improvement of water quality during the time between sessions and to stimulate revenues to the facility," Moss wrote in his recommendation.

He predicted an improvement in the pool budget of $7,000.

The council also will vote Monday on approving the bid award on overlaying portions of Southwest Eight and Southwest 12th Streets to Transtate Paving Co. of Walla Walla, with a low bid of $30,126.

Assistant City Manager Linda Hall also will ask the council to authorize the city to receive $39,500 in grant moneys to support the Senior and Disabled Transportation Service. That's larger than previously awarded and will allow the city to extend the taxi ticket program's boundaries to include some patrons from outside the city.

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