As Port Huron begins to reopen, city-owned pools to remain closed

With many city services resuming as Michigan’s Stay at Home order is lifted, some familiar summertime activities may not be taking place in 2020. Among them, the opening of Port Huron’s city-owned outdoor pools. City Manager James Freed says the Court Street and Sanborn Pools are likely to be closed for the duration of the summer. “The pools take about a hundred seasonal workers… it takes about two months to ramp up our aquatics operation.” Freed tells WPHM  he was under the impression that municipal pools would remain closed under the Governor’s executive orders, and was surprised to see the restriction lifted earlier this week.

Meantime, Freed says the Municipal Office Center will reopen to the public come Monday provided that residents wear masks and practice social distancing. “All city workers have been back to work since the (May) 18th, so we have ramped up city operations back to normal.” Freed adds that the department of public works has resumed work on city streets, and the city clerk’s office is preparing for the upcoming primary and general elections.