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Austin City Council discusses 4th of July fireworks, municipal pool season and flower basket program at Monday meeting

The Austin City Council discussed fireworks for the 4th of July with City Clerk Ann Kasel during a work session following their regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening, which again was held via teleconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Austin Mayor Tom Stiehm spoke with KAUS and stated that after exhausting all avenues, the council had to make the tough decision to forego this year’s 4th of July fireworks show…

Stiehm went on to state that a workable solution could not be found concerning social distancing guidelines and other precautions that would have had to be taken to ensure everyone’s safety…

The council also discussed the upcoming municipal pool season with Park and Rec Director Kevin Nelson at the work session, and Mayor Stiehm stated that hope is fading for the pool to be open for business this year….

Stiehm went on to state that on the brighter side of things, the city’s flower basket program will be going forward this year, with a couple of changes…

The next regularly scheduled meeting for the Austin City Council will be held on Monday, May 18th at 5:30 p.m.


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