Collinwood City Commission Makes Decisions Regarding City Pool

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   The Collinwood City Commission met in special session on Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the conference/courtroom of Collinwood City Hall.

   The meeting was called to order by Mayor Glenn Brown. All commissioners were in attendance, including Vice Mayor Danny Sandusky, Commissioner Jeremiah Stults, Commissioner Debie Pigg, and Commissioner Butch Kephart. City Manager Gary Victory and City Recorder Cindy Kephart were in attendance as well.

   A moment of silence was observed, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

   First was approval of the agenda. A motion was made by Commissioner Kephart and seconded by Vice Mayor Sandusky to approve the agenda as presented, and the motion carried.

   The first item up for discussion was the Collinwood Parks and Recreation Board. City Manager Victory said that even though a notice was placed on the city’s Facebook page, only one person had contacted him about serving on the board. Six members are needed for the board, and a brief discussion followed as to who may be interested in serving.

   The other item on the agenda was the Collinwood City Pool. A lengthy discussion followed regarding the pros and cons of opening the pool for the 2021 summer season. Vice Mayor Sandusky made a motion to open the pool on a trial basis with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 2-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 2-9 p.m. unless reserved in advance for a party, if so, the pool would be closed to the public during the reserved time. The pool would be closed on Wednesday, and closed on Sunday unless reserved in advance for a party. The cost of admission would remain at $4 until 6 p.m., and $2 from 6 p.m. until closing. Vending machines would be added to the pool lobby area, and the commission gave City Manager Victory the go-ahead to purchase items that could possibly increase pool admissions, such as new chairs and tables with umbrellas, and possibly a water slide. Vice Mayor Sandusky stated that he would personally purchase one table with chairs. A clause was added that these decisions were subject to change if needed. Commissioner Pigg seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously. It was also discussed that the Pool Manager should be a certified lifeguard to cut down on costs, and all former charges for the pool will remain the same unless otherwise stated.

   With no further business to come before the commission, Vice Mayor Sandusky made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Pigg seconded the motion, and the meeting was adjourned.