By ERIC SCHAADT
McCOMB — Left high and dry by a Florida swimming pool filter company, McComb officials on Monday hinted at a legal recourse.
According to village officials, Miami Filter has failed to deliver a replacement filter for the community pool, and as a result, the McComb pool won’t be opened this season.
Ordered in January, the filter cost $13,600. McComb Council has paid half of that.
“There’s a host of legal actions that can be taken,” Village Solicitor Robert Feighner told council, including breach of contract.
The company has not responded to village’s repeated requests to rectify the problem.
Ordering a filter from another firm was said to be too late — considering delivery time and installation — to open the McComb pool this summer.
McComb officials have said the goal is to open the pool next year.
“We’re very disappointed,” Mayor Chuck Latta added.
The Findlay Elks has offered to hire lifeguards who were already hired to work at the McComb pool.
McComb residents were reminded new residential pools must meet village zoning regulations.
“Before you put a pool up, please, please call us,” new village Administrator Allyson Murray said.
Separately, representatives from the Northwestern Water and Sewer District presented preliminary ideas for improving McComb’s water plant.
The Bowling Green firm is expected to return to council in late summer or fall with recommendations.
The current water system is acceptable, according to district officals, but upgrades will be needed in the future.
Options before council include buying water from Findlay, purchasing water from North Baltimore, obtaining water from a CSX/Bowling Green source or to maintaining the current water plant in McComb.
In other business, council:
• Held a closed executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters.
• Fielded complaints about some sidewalks in the village.
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