Marathon officials remain vexxed about Coco Plum Beach seaweed

waxford@keynoter.comAugust 16, 2014 

The Marathon City Council met in regular session Tuesday. Among its actions:

-- Discussion to find a solution to keep Coco Plum Beach clean.

Vice Mayor Chris Bull said he is being inundated with phone calls and e-mails from residents calling on city officials to keep the beach clean of what most people consider excessive seaweed and other debris.

City Manager Mike Puto said city staff will research possible solutions to keeping the beach clean. Updates on the condition of the beach are expected to be submitted to the council monthly.

-- The council elected Severn Trent for wastewater management and services after a bid process. The contract is for $900,543 annually.

Severn Trent replaces U.S. Water Services, which has provided wastewater services to Marathon full-time since 2009. A U.S. Water Services official pleaded with the council to remain.

-- City officials have put out a public call for help finding the Marathon High School swim team a practice pool. The new owner of Sombrero Resort and Marina in Marathon has banned non-guests and residents from using its facilities. The swim team trained there for years.

Any businesses interested in volunteering a pool for the team to practice in can call City Hall at 743-0033.

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