(Posted April 24, 2015)
By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer
Rates for using the municipal swimming pool in West Jefferson are the same this year as they were last year.
Season passes are $170 for a West Jefferson family and $250 for a family living outside the village limits. Season passes for individuals are $120 for a village resident and $200 for non-residents.
A $10 discount applies to season passes purchased prior to May 22, the day before the pool opens. Those who purchase early also will be eligible to win a beach bag stuffed with gifts.
Daily passes for children ages 3-5 are $3 and for people ages 6-59 are $6. Individuals 60 or older are admitted without charge.
The cost for using the pool after 5 p.m. is $3 while the cost for renting the pool for two hours for group outings is $175.
Planning and Zoning appointment
At village council’s April 20 meeting, Paula Martin was appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission, filling the unexpired term of Nick Runyon who resigned. The term runs through December 2018. Martin, a village resident, is manager of a fragrance business in Easton.
Other council business
Council approved the transfer of $12,798.45 from the Target TIF Fund to Target Corp. Target has determined the costs of improvements at its location on State Route 29 in the business park. Funds from tax collections had accumulated in the account and are to be forwarded to the company. Finance Director Debbie DiLeo said some of the money was from last year’s collections.
Council approved a request to transfer a liquor license from Umasiddhant Inc. to Osdah & Fadi LLC for a business at 63 W. Main St. The license is a C1, C2, allowing for the sale of beer and wine but no consumption on the premises.
Mayor Darlene Steele announced that a school picnic for fifth-graders will be held May 22, giving them a send off to entering middle school.
Steele also praised two police officers who apprehended two suspects in a robbery at a downtown business, while council member Cory Coburn mentioned two other officers who apprehended suspects at a theft at a business in the business park.
“At a time when it is so easy to speak ill of police, it’s nice to give kudos to the officers,” Coburn said.