OSWEGO, NY â€“ The fees at the Charles E. Gallagher Swimming Pool are going up this season.
At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council approved slight increases in some of the fees for the city swimming pool.
A Youth Season Pass will jump from $15 up to $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents.
The Adult Season Pass, currently $20, will increase to$35 for residents and $45 for non-residents.
A Family Season Pass was $35. It will now be $55 for residents and $70 for non-residents.
The learn to swim program will be offered for $20 per child for residents and $30 for non-residents.
The Youth Day Pass (18 and younger) remains at $1 for residents and non-residents. And the Adult Day Pass will still cost $2.
Also, senior citizens will continue to be able to use the facility for free.
This will help generate a little more revenue from the pool, according to Mike Smith, Commissioner of DPW and Parks & Recreation.
â€œThis will offset the cost of operating the pool. It is generally accepted as a fair way to keep the pool open,â€ he said referring the consideration councilors were giving possibly closing the pool during last yearâ€™s budget discussions 2010.