(Posted April 10, 2014)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Just as work begins to get the pool ready for the 2014 swim season, London city council approved a salary for the position of pool manager.
On April 3, council voted to set the pool manager’s pay at $8,000. According to safety-service director Steve Hume, the person who fills the position is expected to work from April 15 through Sept. 15—20 hours per week in April, 40 hours per week in May, and five 10-hour days per week every week the pool is open for business.
Last year, the pool did not have an official manager. Hume, parks and recreation director Ben McCoy, and three part-time recreation assistants, including London resident Linda Granger, worked together to run the pool. Granger helped to spearhead a fundraiser to keep the pool open last year and donated 687 hours of time at the facility beyond her paid part-time work.
Last year, the city spent approximately $12,000 to pay the three part-time recreation assistants. This year, Hume said the plan is to have one pool manager and one part-time recreation assistant. The cost will be about the same as last year, he said.
Hume said he has received multiple inquiries from people interested in the pool manager’s job. As of April 9, he had not hired anyone. He said he should have someone in place by April 15.