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Nazareth Boro-Park Pool to Open May 26

Nazareth Borough Council sets opening date for the Nazareth Boro-Park pool, approves rate for summer recreation program and more.

Nazareth is getting ready for summer.

With the pool expected to open May 26 for the Memorial Day weekend, Councilwoman Cynthia Werner made several motions May 7 to get the borough prepared for the new season.

approved a motion to hire Jeanette Hartzell as director of the summer recreation program. She will be paid $4,600.

The rate for anyone attending the summer program, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon beginning June 18, was set at $150.

"At one time the rate was $90 a year," Councilman Michael Kopach said. "This year, we wanted to make the program self-supporting and not use any taxpayer dollars. It comes out to $1.66 for an hour that someone attends. Where can you drop off somebody for a summer recreation program at that price?"

Exact sign-up dates have yet to be determined, but will take place at the end of May and beginning of June.

Hartzell, Heather Coyle, Erin Michael and Amy Federico were also named co-pool managers at a rate of $12 per hour, a motion approved by the council stated.

The council has stipulated that only one of the co-managers is to be on duty at the $12 rate at any given time since the total manager budget for the summer is $8,600.

The motion states that those with other positions on the pool staff will return to their regular hourly rate when performing other pool lifeguarding and swim lesson duties.

The pool will be open from noon to 7 p.m. starting May 26. It will be open weekends only until school is out.

For more information, visit www.nazarethborough.com.

NazMom May 17, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Is this the same program that is 9 -12 and is cancelled for bad weather? The first year it started I am almost certain it was $40.
Mallory Vough May 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM
I do not know if you mean the borough's program, or maybe you're thinking of the Nazareth YMCA? The YMCA also has a summer camp program and takes the children to the Nazareth Boro-Park on occasion. Toward the bottom of www.nazarethymca.org you'll see information on that summer camp.
Ward Barrek May 22, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Nazareth Boro pool & rec staff always do a great job Ward Barrek Naz. Boro

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