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Posted by Randy on 2014/5/8 10:45:49 (522 reads) News by the same author

The Trenton Park Department hopes to have the Family Aquatics Center ready to open for the season on May 24th.

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The Trenton Park Board yesterday approved rates for the Aquatics Center. A family season pass is $160. It includes up to 6 persons, with at least one adult. For more than 6 persons, another pass or daily admission will be required.

Other season passes are individuals $60, senior citizens $20, and lap swimmers $20. The lap swimming is from Noon until 1 o'clock.

Daily admission for persons ages 2 through 54 is $5. The cost for persons ages 55 and older is $2.50. Children under age 2 get in free.

The group rate for non-profits is $2.50 a person. That's with a minimum of 25 persons.

Pool parties can be scheduled for the evening hours between 6:30 and 8:30. That includes the party area near the concession stand. The cost for pool parties is $225.
Pool parties will not be available on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The hours for pool parties are different than last year. Unless exceptions are made, the pool is not scheduled to be open past 8:30 at night this year as a cost-saving measure and to make staffing more efficient.

The party area rental charge during regular pool hours is $20 an hour. Reservations are to be made with front desk personnel.

Admission inside the gates for non-swimmers is $1.

Regular pool hours are from 1 o'clock until 6 o'clock---the same as last year.

The Park Board's Pool Committee says there are maintenance items to address. They include replacing several lights. Some of those are in the pool and others are overhead security lights. Park Superintendent, Jason Shuler, and Pool Manager, Daniel Gott, are to obtain the cost to replace those lights.

Treatment is to be done for rust around the posts for the diving boards and the large umbrella in the baby pool area.

A contractor who painted the pool is to be asked to do some touch up work.

A fan in the the boy's bathroom needs to be replaced.

There's some discoloration on the ceiling of the concession stand that needs to be addressed. Shuler is to make a recommendation. He's also to investigate installing a
ceiling fan in the concession stand.

The cash register in the concession stand is broken and in need of replacement. Shuler is to research the cost to replace it.

The Park Board has voted to have Park Superintendent Shuler proceed with an investigation into the possibility of installing a card reader system that would allow the
Aquatics Center staff to accept credit and debit cards. There have been several requests in the past for such a system.

Applications will be sought from persons wishing to be the Assistant Pool Manager. Shuler and the Pool Committee are interview the applicants and make a recommendation to the full Park Board. The goal is to hire someone who can be considered for the Pool Manager position next year. Current Pool Manager, Daniel Gott, does not wish to maintain that position after this year. This is his 17th year working at the pool---including as its manager in the past several years.

Although plans call for the Trenton Family Aquatics Center to be closed by 8:30 at night following pool parties---there could be some exceptions.

1 of those exceptions was approved at yesterday's Park Board meeting. Teresa Cross of
North Central Missouri College requested the pool be open the night of June 6th from 8:45 until 10 o'clock for use by participants in the Lions District All Star basketball games.

Her request came at the very beginning of yesterday's Park Board meeting. When she made the request, it was noted the Pool Committee recommended the Family Aquatics Center not be open past 8:30 at night this season.

However, since the basketball players have other activities during the early evening, the park board approved the request to have the pool open the night of June 6th from 8:45 until 10 o'clock for use by the basketball participants. The Park Department will provide the lifeguards.

The Park Board approved a request from Barb Spencer for the National Guard and Women's Shelter to hold an endurance event July 4th in the fairgrounds grandstands area. It's to be July 4th from 8 in the morning to around Noon or 1 o'clock---and include such things as running through tires and climbing over large bales of hay. Set-up for the event is to be in the day or days before July 4th. No specific dates prior to July 4th were given.

The Park Board meeting agenda also listed Kevin Berry regarding a slow pitch softball tournament. Although Berry did not attend, the Park Board had enough background information to donate the use of Mark Griffin Memorial Ballfield on June 28th for the tournament---which is to raise money for underprivileged children in Grundy County. It was announced Fire and Police Departments are coordinating the tournament.

Park Superintendent Shuler said work on the Johnson Field upgrades have been at break neck speed the last few days. He said laser grading was nearly completed and the
irrigation contractor needed 1 more big day. Then the field would be ready to be seeded.

The Park Department has been working on dugouts at Johnson Field.

Lettering for the Ebbe Sports Complex sign is expected to be installed next week.

Although some of the restrooms in the parks have been open, the remaining restrooms are to be opened today. This comes as Trenton Ball Association teams have been practicing.

Park Superintendent Shuler thanked the Trenton Street Department for supplying a backhoe for tubing work north of Griffin Ballfield.

Shuler also thanked Boy Scouts for cleaning and bagging leaves inside the Aquatics Center.

The Park Department assisted last Saturday's bean bag toss fundraiser by setting a bleacher and providing a portable restroom.

Shuler said the Park Department is assisting the Grundy County Health Department by providing 1 day passes to the Aquatics Center.

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