A new pool liner is being installed while repairs are made to the poolhouse roof. The Hellertown Community Pool will open for its 2013 season on Saturday, June 15 at noon.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This year Hellertown Community Pool season passes are only being sold at Borough Hall, 685 Main St. In past years the passes were sold at the pool office.
Hellertown Borough Manager has issued a reminder to local residents that season passes for the Hellertown Community Pool are only being sold at Borough Hall, 685 Main St., this year. In the past, season passes have been available for advance purchase at the pool office. Kichline said in a news release that the change in procedure is "due to the continued success of the Hellertown Pool and the growing number of season pool passes issued each year." Pool passes can be purchased at Borough Hall during regular business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and during the following special sale times: Season pool pass applications are available at Borough Hall or on the borough’s website under General Info./Forms & …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Hellertown Community Pool will open for its 2013 season on Saturday, June 15.
Season passes for the Hellertown Community Pool are now on sale at Hellertown Borough Hall during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. According to an update posted on the Lower Saucon Township website, passes will also be sold at Borough Hall on Wednesday, June 5 and June 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 8 and June 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Season passes are only being sold at Borough Hall, and are only available for Hellertown or Lower Saucon Township residents (proof of residency is required). At Hellertown Borough Council's May 6 meeting, Borough Manager Cathy Kichline said season passholders from last year would be receiving a direct mailing letting them know that passes are now only available at …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
On Monday, Hellertown Borough Council gave engineer Rob Sarnowski permission to 'play hardball' with the company contracted to manufacture the new liner for the borough pool.
Although the company that's contracted to manufacture a new liner for the Hellertown Pool is dragging its feet, engineer Rob Sarnowski of Barry Isett and Associates told Hellertown Borough Council Monday the contract should protect the borough from any financial losses, if, in a worst case scenario, the pool's opening would be delayed. That scenario appears unlikely to occur, because Sarnowski was given permission by council to "play hardball" with the manufacturer in order to get the liner delivered to the borough within the next month. The pool is scheduled to open for its 2013 season on June 15. Sarnowski said the liner manufacturer recently told him it needs six to eight weeks to produce the liner, which would not allow enough time for…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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Monday, December 10, 2012
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 …
Monday, August 13, 2012
On Aug. 6, Hellertown resident Christine Bauer criticized Borough Council's mid-summer decision to double daily admission rates for all pool attendees.
At a meeting Aug. 6, a Hellertown resident shared strong words with borough council about recently increased daily admission rates at the Hellertown Pool. Christine Bauer, of New York Avenue, said residents have been negatively impacted by the decision to double daily rates; a decision council made in mid-July, following complaints about overcrowding and behavioral issues among some patrons. "I think you guys are punishing the Hellertown residents and it’s not fair," Bauer said. "I think when the decision was made, the entire picture was not looked at." She told council that she would like rates to return to what they were for residents, which was $5 for an adult day pass and $4 for a child day pass. Councilwoman Gail Nolf said others have…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Daily admission rates at the Hellertown Pool doubled on Saturday, July 21--partly in response to what officials have described as recent behavioral problems, and partly to bring them into alignment with rates at other nearby pools.
Earlier this month, Hellertown Borough Council members heard about problems at the borough's pool, where patrons have complained about littering, smoking, prohibited items smuggled inside in coolers, lax enforcement of pool rules, and disrespectful attitudes from other patrons, among other things. In response, council voted unanimously July 16 to double the daily admission rates for both local and non-local residents effective July 21. Regardless of whether you agree with the rate increase or not, please tell us if you have seen a change in the atmosphere at the pool since rates went up. Has attendance appeared to decrease? Do you feel there are fewer out-of-area residents in attendance now that a higher daily admission rate is being …
Friday, July 20, 2012
On July 16, Hellertown Borough Council voted unanimously to double daily admission rates to the Hellertown Pool, effective Saturday, July 21, 2012. Daily admission for local and non-local residents will increase from $5 to $10 for adults.
Citing reports of negative behaviors recently exhibited by some patrons, many Patch readers have said admission rates for non-local residents at the Hellertown Pool should be increased. As of Saturday, they will be. But daily admission rates will also increase for local residents. And in fact, they will double. As of noon Saturday, adults will be charged $10 for a one-day Hellertown Pool pass and children will be charged $8 for a one-day pool pass. Current season pass-holders will not be affected by the revised fee structure. Council said it decided to double rates to help bring the Hellertown Pool's daily rates into alignment with those of other nearby public pools, such as Quakertown. It plans to revisit the subject of pool admission …
Hellertown Borough Council heard from lifeguards and borough Pool Manager Ed Kolosky July 16. Council voted to raise rates and impose new rules at the pool, effective July 21.
A July 16 Hellertown Borough Council discussion about recent problems at the Hellertown Pool was lengthy, emotional and involved staff and pool manager Ed Kolosky, who told council that "negative behaviors (at the pool) are addressed immediately when they're seen." In light of recent incidents and complaints from some pool patrons, and following feedback from staff in executive session and in public, council ultimately decided to raise daily admission rates and change some pool rules, effective Saturday, July 21. Daily admission fees will double, increasing from $5 to $10 for adults, and from $4 to $8 for children. Part of the reason for the increase, council members agreed, is to bring daily admission rates into alignment with those of …