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'Not for a private club'

Residents urge town to reconsider swimming pool fees

 

Zach Spadt

Pine Bluffs resident Don Meredith speaks to the Pine Bluffs Town Council Monday night regarding fees at the town's swimming pool. Meredith urged the council to reconsider charging for the pool. The council voted last month to assess a $1 fee for youth and seniors and $2 for adults.

Town of Pine Bluffs department heads will revisit assessing fees at the public swimming pool following passionate pleas from concerned citizens at a regularly scheduled town council meeting Monday night.

The council voted last month to assess $1 fees for youth and seniors and a $2 fee for adults.

Speaking at Monday's meeting, two residents compared charging to use the pool would essentially turn it into a private pool and deprive the town's youth of a vital summer activity.

"The pool is the only source of enjoyment for kids in the community," Ron Ladd, a former town council member said....



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