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Time running out for Three Rivers Carousel

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KENNEWICK, Wash. --  The Kennewick City Council listened to a progress report from the Carousel Foundation Tuesday night.

The organization updated the council on the pieces and possible locations for the structure.

In the foundations report, $43,144 was reported in their account. The organization also expressed interest in several locations including Columbia Park and in the Southridge area. 

After hearing the presentation, the majority of council members wanted to cut the city's losses and sell.  "You know, I support the idea of a carousel too. When it was first talked about, I supported it initially. But, it got out of hand and it got too expensive and from that date on I said no, for the last 6 years I said no," explains council member Bob Parks.

The process has taken eight years and the city has put over $815,000 tax dollars into the carousel.

The next step will include an audit of all money collected and spent by the foundation. In addition, an inventory on all parts of the carousel and merchandise will take place.

No date has been set for the audit and inventory.