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Borough Pool Committee to Hold First Meeting

The first meeting of the Hellertown Pool Committee will be held Monday, Dec. 10 at 6:30pm at Borough Hall. Among other things, the committee will examine daily rate increases that were enacted mid-season this year.

It may be December, and the holidays, but it's never too early to start thinking about swim season for some.

And if you're particularly passionate about the Hellertown Pool, you should consider attending the first meeting of the new Hellertown Pool Committee, which will be held Monday at 6:30pm at Borough Hall.

The committee is being formed to consider possible changes to admission fees and rules for the 2013 summer season.

Daily rates for residents and non-residents were doubled mid-season this year, after borough council members heard numerous complaints about behavior and police responded to incidents of theft at the popular recreational facility.

Some pool supporters blamed an influx of patrons from outside Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township for the negative changes they perceived to be occurring.

However, some local residents without season passes also said they were unhappy about the increase in daily rates, although it appeared to help bring an escalating situation under control.

Coolers--and whether or not they should be permitted--was another issue that came under council's scrutiny.

Borough council member Gail Nolf--a pool patron and an advocate for the preservation of the 73-year-old facility's well-known family atmosphere--helped spearhead the formation of the committee as a way of obtaining public input.

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held in the borough council meeting room on the second floor of Borough Hall.

Hugh Gallagher December 10, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Many of us realize that there were legitmate issues and the staff + administrators did a great job overall.

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