Council proposes increased pool fees
Hatboro Memorial Pool members could see an increase in membership costs for the upcoming summer. Hatboro Borough Council proposed during the Feb. 11 committee meetings an increase for most fees between $10 and $15 in hopes of making the pool more selfVuIfiFLHnW.
Councilman Mark Sheedy said the township looked at RWKHU SRRO FOuEV ZLWKLn fivH miles of Hatboro Memorial Pool to see what the average pool memberships cost. Township Manager Fred Zollers said this investigation led to a slight increase in pool memberships for the upcoming summer.
“We’re trying to make the SRRO VHOI-VuIfiFLHnW VR ZH’UH not taking money from public works,” Sheedy said.
Some of the changes in pool costs include single adult residents between ages 18 to 62 from $150 to $160 and the same non-resident from $200 to $210; children between ages 2 to 18 from $25 to $35; resident daily admission fee from $10 to $15 and non-resident daily admission from $15 to $20; and swim lessons from $40 to $50. The largest change, if approved, will be the resident and non-resident 15-visit punch card. For residents, the cost will go from $100 to $125 and nonresidents will change from $150 to $175.
Several parents of Hatboro Storm swim team members were in the audience and said they understood the
the changes to the fees. However, they spoke out against the board’s possible negotiations with the Hatboro vMCA to manage and move its swim team to Hatboro Memorial Pool since the v has decided to close its outdoor pool. They said, since few things are managed by parks and recreation, they would like to see it maintained by the borough.
In response, council said it did not have any current plans to allow the vMCA to manage the pool and it would not infringe on the time Hatboro Storm members use the pool to practice.
“We’re really big fans of the Storm,” Sheedy said.