April 17, 2024

Pool prices set for 2024 season

At the recommendation of two committees related to the Greenfield pool, prices of admission were set for the summer of 2024 during a Tuesday, March 26 Greenfield City Council meeting.

Park and recreation committee members Jonathan Christensen and Rita Eble met with the pool steering committee and the Operation Pool Committee and landed on the final price structure. Input was also sought from other pools of similar size here in Iowa.

Prices are as follows: under 3, free; daily pass, $5; seniors 65 and older yearly pass, $50; single adult single pass, $65; family up to three, $110; and family 4 and over, $130. There will be no punch cards for this season.

“We’re hoping that with the change in the way we put it and the cost, we’ll have more people join and we’ll get more revenue in anyway,” Eble said.

Christensen added that the prices are right in line with last year, however the family passes are intended to be more simple to understand this season.

The council also talked about possible wages for workers and the notion of using city funds to cover certification or re-certification costs for lifeguards. The council was in favor of the idea, however some wanted to make sure lifeguards finish the summer of work before covering that cost for them.

Certification costs $195, re-certification costs $95, and certifications are good for two years. Those who have applied for jobs are a mixture of those who are already certified and those who are not, officials said.

There have been 24 applications received for pool positions, which the council felt is a strong number. Interviews will be underway soon with hiring to follow.

The council noted the importance of having lessons available for children and thought about ideas with both Christensen and Eble on various ways to carry them out, whether that is through the Red Cross or through other means. If Red Cross lessons are given, there could be costs and added stipulations to offer them.

An Operation Pool meeting was scheduled for this week, and Christensen said he and Eble would talk with the group about wages for various positions, reimbursement for certification costs and hopefully have a manager hire to be able to bring to the council for their next meeting, which is Tuesday, April 9.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.