The parks and recreation board plans to take out a loan to cover the estimated $170,000 motor and installation costs, Haynes said.
"It was either that or shut down," Haynes said, noting that shutting down "Waves of Fun" isn't being considered because officials hope to eventually expand the popular water park in Hurricane.
"Whether it be with a 'lazy river' or whatever -- we've got the room to expand, it's a matter of getting it financed," Haynes said. "It's on our 'it'd be nice to have list.'"
Also at the meeting, commissioners approved $400 be given to former commissioner Jim Withrow for two of his ewe's attacked and killed by dogs near Buffalo last year.
County attorney Jennifer Scragg Karr said a portion of fees collected at the county's animal shelter are used to help when dogs kill livestock and the dogs' owners can't afford to pay the damage.
Three animal shelter employees examined the ewes and could tell it was, in fact, dogs that attacked them rather than wild coyotes or some other animal and appraised them at $200 a piece.
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