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Officials ponder pool openings

The Deshler City Council made a decision last night to keep the swimming pool closed for the summer while the city council in Hebron discussed the pool briefly Monday evening as Mayor Doug Huber had an idea to open for swimming lessons before the state’s recommended opening date of July 15. The decision whether to open or stay closed was tabled. “Maybe something will change,” Huber said.  

Meanwhile, the Belleville City Council believes it should be prepared to open, the Belleville Telescope reported. Local residents in Belleville have been calling the city to voice concerns about “people germs,” if pools in other towns are closed and people travel to Belleville to swim. One council member said chlorine will kill the virus. 

In Geneva, city administrator Kyle Svec said whether pools will open is a hot topic right now.  “We don’t know,” he said about opening the water park in Geneva. “If it gets to July, that’s eight people we need for a full staff. We told our lifeguards, don’t wait on us if they need summer jobs.”  Svec said Sutton is discussing whether to open at a meeting tonight.The Fairbury City Council tabled its decision until the June meeting.