County tells Walhalla it’s willing!

After a long closed-door meeting, Oconee County Council has directed its administrator to tell Walhalla that the county is willing to help arrange state prison inmate labor to restore the municipal swim pool. In line with the action taken after executive session, the county—through Sheriff Mike Crenshaw—would be responsible for housing, feeding, transportation and normal work-related insurance to cover the prison labor. On the other hand, Walhalla would have to agree to accept all other liabilities related to the project. Walhalla’s elected leaders looked to the county with hope. During an earlier City Hall meeting last night, Councilman Deek Biemann said, “We are fighting a good fight and striving to get the pool open as soon as possible….”