Council considers pool rates

By Cecilia Fox -

TIPP CITY — At their meeting Monday night, the Tipp City Council approved several code modifications and heard the first reading of several ordinances, including the 2018 annual budget.

Council heard the first reading of an ordinance amending aquatic center fees. The ordinance would eliminate the non-resident taxpayer category and combine it with the non-resident category, while also lowering the season pass rates for non-residents.

Season pass rates for non-residents would be reduced by $15 to $165 for adults, $135 for youth and seniors, and $275 for families.

Resident rates will not change, with season pass rates remaining at $120 per adult, $95 for youth and seniors, and $220 for families; daily rates at $7 for adults, $6 for youth (children age 2 and under are free) and $5 for seniors; and 10-visit punch cards at $65 for adults, for $55 for youth and $45 for seniors.

Council approved changes to sodding requirements for developers, eliminating some language and stipulating that proper erosion and sedimentation controls must be provided in conformance with city or industry standards.

Council also heard the first reading of an ordinance approving the 2018 budget and another for the issuance of bond anticipation notes in the amount of $8,643,000 for paying the costs of various public infrastructure projects.

Mayor Pat Hale also read a proclamation acknowledging Giving Tuesday, a day celebrating philanthropy and volunteerism. Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The proclamation encouraged all citizens to give back to the community.

By Cecilia Fox

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