Pendleton council has a light agenda

By on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

PENDLETON – The Pendleton City Council holds its regular meeting tonight (Tuesday) at 7 and faces a very light agenda. The council will vote on approving the minutes of the last meeting and go into an executive session to discuss real property and litigation.

Council members will hear updates from the city’s department heads. One such report, from Parks and Recreation Director Liam Hughes writes that the labor shortage is part of the reason for having to pull staff from the parks operation to work in Olney Cemetery. In addition to one full-time position that is vacant and one part-time employee, Olney is budgeted to have two seasonal workers. Those positions went unfilled this year.

Hughes also reports that the final figures aren’t in yet, but it appears the Pendleton Aquatic Center earned record revenues for season passes, swimming lessons, general admission, concessions, and private rentals. Staffing at the pool was challenging, especially when the center opened early, before its usual high-school and college employees were released from school.

The meeting can be accessed via Zoom. The meeting ID is 848 8298 2122 and the pass code is 248854