Faulty piping in the Creekmore Pool will be repaired soon for $63,440 following a Tuesday vote by the city's Board of Directors.

"We discovered some faulty piping and discovered that repairs need to be made immediately before we have some further issues," Parks and Recreation Director Doug Reinert said.

A supply line that carries water into the pool is eroded to the point that it is expected to have a "catastrophic failure" if not fixed, potentially flooding the pump house where maintenance workers sometimes go.

"We try to be fiscally responsible year-round just in case we have a situation like this," Reinert said.

The money will come out of the department's 2017 budget. The board voted 6-0 with Ward 3 Director Mike Lorenz absent to declare an exceptional situation, waiving the requirement for competitive bidding and accepting Forsgren Inc.'s bid to make the repairs.

The board was originally scheduled to decide who would fill two new spots on the Civil Service Commission but will wait until its Dec. 19 meeting. At-large Director and Vice Mayor Kevin Settle proposed that the vote be moved because one director, Lorenz, was absent Tuesday.

The board decided 4-3 in September to increase the size of the commission from five to seven members, which City Administrator Carl Geffken and some directors supported, claiming that having more people on the commission made it easier to have enough commissioners present at meetings or interviews to make decisions. At-large Director Don Hutchings said it was blatantly obvious that adding spots was stacking the courts.

The decision to add more spots came after the Civil Service Commission did not approve Police Chief Nathaniel Clark's request to accept applications for supervisor positions from outside the department. The board then passed a non-binding resolution asking that the commission reconsider, which did not work. The board also considered removing Chairman Chip Sexton from the commission on the grounds that he had a conflict of interest because his law partner, Joey McCutchen, was suing the city, and ultimately voted 4-3 to ask Sexton to recuse himself from commission activities while his law firm is wrapped up in a lawsuit with the city.

Seventeen people have applied for the two new spots on the Civil Service Commission. The city will continue to accept applications until Dec. 13.