Scottville commission to consider public swimming at Riverside Park pool.

July 1, 2019

Scottville commission to consider public swimming at Riverside Park pool.

SCOTTVILLE — City Commission will discuss a proposal by Riverside Park personnel to allow city residents to swim at the park pool on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. The city’s finance committee approved recommending the request be placed on the commission’s agenda today. Under the proposal, city residents would be charged a small fee (the proposed fee is $1 per person) to use the pool on Sundays between noon and 6 p.m. Children under the age of 18 would have to be accompanied by an adult who lives in the city. The commission may consider allowing non-residents use of the pool as well, for an additional fee. It is likely adults would have to show identification to prove residency. 

Since the pool at Riverside Park was built in the 1990s, it has mostly been limited to use by campers only, which has caused some displeasure with residents since it is supported by tax dollars. On Tuesday, July 23, it will be used by Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital’s Win with Wellness Fit Club for kids for a water safety and swimming event from 4 to 5 p.m.

Riverside Park Sue Bershing proposed the public use of the pool on Sunday afternoons because the park is typically in transition between campers checking out and checking in.

City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at city hall, 105 N. Main St.

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