YMCA again will oversee Derry pool
Derry Borough Council voted 6-1 on Monday evening to again enlist the Ligonier Valley YMCA to handle operations of the Derry Community Pool despite concerns over the agreement that would have the borough split any pool profits with the YMCA, but assume the liability for any operating losses.
“Last year, the YMCA and ourselves did a 50-50 profit and loss sharing,” council president Kristine Melville said. “This year, the borough is taking 100 percent of the loss, so that's why we're iffy on it. Nothing with the YMCA, just trying to make it work. We want to make it run.”
Melville noted that with pool season quickly approaching, the vote couldn't be delayed. The pool is scheduled to open May 24 for special Memorial Day weekend hours and will begin its regular summer schedule starting May 31.
Allen Skopp voted against the motion.
Council voted unanimously to allot $200 for landscaping materials and plants at the pool. Members of the First United Methodist Church have volunteered to plant flowers around the pool, council member Nelie Smith said.
Council heard from borough residents Stan and Melody Rogowski about billing issues with Waste Management, which was awarded the contract for borough waste removal last fall.
In other business, council unanimously:
• Voted to donate $1,000 to Railroad Days as the council has done in past years.
• Approved the Railroad Days committee's request to use the corner property on South Chestnut and East 2nd Avenue for Railroad Days.
• Approved Skopp as the borough's representative to the Tax Collection Committee, with borough secretary Lori Latta appointed as a secondary representative.
• Approved an ordinance setting a $600 flat fee for each instance in which borough employees must cut overgrown grass.
• Voted to apply for county funds for demolition of an abandoned house beside the borough garage.
Greg Reinbold is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-459-6100, ext. 2913 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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