Kirsten Mustain

Grove Sun

Grove City Council approved a preliminary pool policy for the new Grove City Pool Tuesday night at a regular meeting.

After some debate council members voted to charge a $4 entry fee per person and sell season passes for $100 per individual and $200 per family of four, with an extra $15 fee for each additional family member.

The pool will be open daily from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will also be available for private party rentals on off hours.

In addition, the YMCA will be offering swimming lessons for children and water aerobics classes for adults during the morning hours.

The pool will cost a projected $69,700 per year to operate, according to City Manager Bruce Johnson. However, with revenue raised from admission fees and concessions, the city expects to break even or turn a slight profit.

On the pool’s opening day, which is currently planned for June 12, admission will be free.

The city has employed David Zimmerman as the pool director. Currently applications for lifeguard positions are being accepted at the city offices.

In other business, council members approved a request from Grand Gateway Economic Development Association for Pelivan funding in the amount of $45,000.