Auditor Luke Feeney provided financial data on the last two seasons of operating the pool. But does he think it's feasible to open it this year? - No, not without startup money from the city, which is not budgeted.
Parks & Recreation chair Tom Trutschel echoed concerns from other council members that, especially in the face of trash pickup problems, running the pool is impractical.
Mayor Jack Everson started with a show-and-tell about a day-long study of city trash operations - documenting pressures from mechanical fatigue and personnel cutbacks, on effective pickup and processing - of about 32 tons a day of trash.
But he also defended his hope of opening the municipal pool, saying advertising revenue and last year's investments should make it self-sufficient, if not profitable.
After being beleaguered by several council members, he said he'd like to discuss it further in council's next session.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils