After months of hard work getting the pool prepared, it opens officially on Friday.
The Memorial Pool season started officially Friday morning. Devastated by Hurricane Irene-related flooding last year, but left untouched through the end of the year, getting the pool ready for summer became borough manager Tom Metzler's immediate top priority upon taking over the borough's reins this January. From the beginning, Metzler reiterated that he would have the pool open on time, and, despite the doubts of some residents, he has succeeded. Metzler attributes the pool's turnaround to a dedicated crew of borough employees who worked tirelessly to make sure the pool season would go off without a hitch. The borough replaced the damaged pool trailers with three new construction trailers and had the entire job fully reimbursed by its …
Children up through age 23 who are living at home can now visit Memorial Pool for free under a family plan
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Zak Koeske
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Children up through age 23 who live at home will now be covered under the Memorial Pool's family membership plan. At Tuesday's work session, council voted 4-1 in favor of the policy change, which will provide cost savings and convenience for some families at the expense of generating additional revenue for the borough. Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove was the lone dissenting vote. "I’d love to do it," Cosgrove said, "but under the current circumstances, as the manager continues to repeat, it’s a tough fiscal year and I just think we should keep it the way it was." In previous years, after a child who had been on his family's membership plan aged out of the school system, he would be forced to purchase an additional $85 adult pass to continue …