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City to take comment on pool operations

GRANGEVILLE – How would you like the Grangeville City Pool to handle hours, days of operation or offerings?

The Grangeville City Council will be taking public comment at its regular meeting, May 5, on patrons’ opinions for facility operations this season.

“We will use these to help set our pool hours for the season,” said City Clerk Tonya Kennedy.

Comments can be made during the meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m., or they may be submitted in writing ahead of time by contacting Kennedy at 983-2851, or by mail: 225 West North Street.

Based on patron counts, last year the pool eliminated Sunday swims and reduced some hours as a cost-saving measure; however, some program additions, such as evening lap swims and swim lessons, were added as per users’ requests.

One of the factors going into setting pool hours will be sufficient lifeguards, according to Kennedy. Currently the city has four lifeguards certified and ready; however, a minimum full staff of eight is need for operations, and ideally 10 to 12 would be desired to allow for full coverage and programs.

New this year, lifeguard classes will be offered in Grangeville June 5-11. Information is available at city hall.


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