Clarkston pulled the plug on its share for the maintenance and operation of the center this year, and the county ended up dipping into an equipment reserve fund to cover budget shortfalls.
Asotin County Commission Chairman Jim Jeffords said an optional sales tax was adopted in 2008 solely for subsidizing operations of the aquatic center. The city of Clarkston opted in and has received more than $2.2 million in additional revenue from the 0.3 percent sales tax. County figures show Clarkston has shared only 30 percent of that money with the aquatic center.
Asotin County commissioners also plan to discuss long-term funding options for the aquatic center at a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in their chambers at Asotin.