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BERTRAM — Costs to bring the city pool in compliance with new regulations for the physically challenged may go deeper than Bertram can afford, officials said.

The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act requires public swimming pools to ensure the physically challenged can easily get in and out of the water, which could mean installing lifts at the Bertram facility.

About $3,000 has been budgeted for pool maintenance, but additional compliance costs could go well above what is available, said City Secretary Evan Milliorn.

The City Council took no action during the meeting April 24, but is continuing to research potential costs.

In other action, the council considered how to fill a position each on the Planning and Zoning and  the Adjustments and Appeals commissions.

No one has applied so far for the two spots, Milliorn said.

Those positions are advertised on the city’s bulletin board.