Children will pay more and adults will pay less to swim in Richfield this year, but fees will be unchanged at the Cove View Municipal Golf Course, which recorded record revenue last year.
The City Council adopted fee recommendations presented by John Roberts, city parks and recreation director. He reported that swimming pool revenue was $50,027 in 1990, less than half the amount it costs for operation and maintenance.Children make up the bulk of the swimming pool patrons, and the additional lifeguards add to pool costs, Roberts said. All single-swim rates will be equal this year, no matter the patron's age. "We felt that an across-the-board rate would be much easier to handle as well as provide additional revenue," Roberts said.
The charge for one-time swimming has been set at $1 - children's fees being raised from the previous 75-cent rate and adult fees decreasing from $1.25. Fees for senior citizens and teens will remain the same.
Cost of passes for 10 swims was raised from $7 to $7.50 for children, decreased from $11 to $9 for adults, and remained at $9 for teens and senior citizens.
Roberts reported revenue at the golf course last year was $55,422. The amount still leaves the city subsidizing part of the maintenance and operations costs.