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Council accepts pool deal

A frustrated Havre City Council reluctantly agreed to a deal with Hill County over the city swimming pool Monday night.

Under the deal, the county will pay $20,000 to the city each year for three years. There is an automatic renewal after three years unless the county gives 30 days notice.

City Councilman Gerry Veis said that the country virtually dictated the terms of the out-of-court settlement, and said it was "asinine" for the city to agree to a deal that could be terminated in three years "and we will be back where we started."

The city operates the pool, but under a 1974 agreement, the c...

 

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