Smyrna Town Council has changed course on its previous decision to leave Lake Como without lifeguards.


Smyrna Town Council has changed course on its previous decision to leave Lake Como without lifeguards.

Council voted 5-2 June 20 to hire two full-time lifeguards at Lake Como for the remainder of the summer at $10 per hour. Mayor Stombaugh and Councilman Riddagh voted against it.

Earlier in the meeting, John and Becky Webb of Lake Drive urged council to address a variety of problems at Lake Como, including kids swimming across the lake and trespassing on property.

“You can’t open a recreational facility, not staff it, and expect it to run itself,” said Becky Webb.

“It’s just a matter of time before someone drowns, from what I’ve seen,” said John Webb. “A bunch of rowdy teenagers have taken control of the beach.”