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The council heard from public speakers Hayley Foltz and Piper Smith, former lifeguards at the pool, concerning treatment they say they allegedly received from other life guards following the banning of Stephanie Smith from the pool.

Smith said she was followed by other lifeguards and confronted in the bathroom; further stating she has video evidence of the interaction.

Foltz was accused of having a vaping instrument in her purse and being underaged. She stated she is 18 and it is legal to possess at her age.

Foltz said when asked what she wants, “Respect.”

Councilman Jake Mattingley said it was commendable that the two girls, now former lifeguards at the Pleasanton pool, came to the council meeting. He said they would look into it and asked that any evidence be given to them to look at.

City Administrator Teresa Whitaker said the East and West Lake dam reports came back and it shows normal rodent activity and tree growth. Both will be taken care of in cooler weather.

Whitaker and Public Works Director Joey Morrisey commented on the change in flood plains by FEMA.

“It will affect 16 homeowners or businesses by the flood plain change,” said Whitaker. “Some areas are not in the flood plain, other new areas are in it.”

She urged everyone to go to to look at the map to see if their property is affected by the flood plain change. The change is not finalized and FEMA is looking for input from businesses, organizations, cities, etc. on the changes made to the map.

The 2023 budget was finalized and the city will stay revenue neutral. See separate story in this edition.

The council and Morrisey discussed how they are keeping water from turning brown and tasting bad. They complimented Morrisey on his proactive actions dealing with keeping water quality good.

Morissey reported they are continuing to attack potholes and said they have two truckloads of patching material coming.

The council sold a non-working 60” Hustler mower to an employee for $300. Neal Manufacturing did not want the mower as a trade-in.

They approved giving Public Works employee Taylor Robinson a $1 per hour raise effective Aug. 21, 2022.


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