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AGENDA DATE:February 28, 2017

Adopt a Resolution Amending Resolution No. 3051-12-11(R) by Amending Fees and Charges for Ford Pool.


Tim Dentler, Director, Parks and Recreation

Carrie Cessna, Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation


On November 14, 2016, the Parks and Recreation Board recommended the City Council approve the Ford Pool Fees.


Adopt a Resolution Amending Resolution No. 3051-12-11(R) by Amending Fees and Charges for Ford Pool.


In November 2015, the City of Allen executed a contract with Pool A.R.T.  LLC for the Ford Pool Renovation Project and established a project budget of $3,643,369.  The project which is scheduled to open in May 2017 is a fully renovated swimming pool with features including: 20 foot feature slide; children's play structure; tumble bucket tower; and pavilions and cabana structures for shade.  Pool space includes a zero depth entry area; leisure area; and 6 lap lanes.


Prior to the renovation, Ford Pool offered daily admission, seasonal pool passes and after hour pool rental fees which were reflective of previous expenses and amenity offerings.  The fees for Ford Pool prior to the renovation included a daily admission of $1.75.


The renovated pool, will offer more features, leisure space and opportunities for pavilion/cabana rentals as well as after hour pool rental, which warrants fee adjustments.  Additional expanded aquatic zones necessitates additional staffing requirements to meet aquatic safety standards.   The proposed fee structure is shown in the attached Resolution.


The Daily Admission Rate will be $3.00 for residents and $5.00 for non-residents.  The rates for a Season Pass will be $65.00 for individual resident, $100.00 for individual non-resident, $200 for family (up to 4) residents and $300.00 for family (up to 4) non-residents.  Each additional family member will be $50.00 for residents and $65.00 for non-residents. Additional rates established in the resolution include Facility Rental Rates for the Pool Facility and the Pavilion and Shade Structures.


With the newly renovated pool, membership at other locations (including Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, Joe Farmer Recreation Center and Allen Senior Recreation Center) do not include use of Ford Pool.


Revenues and Expenses related to the operations of Ford Pool have been included in the FY 2016-2017 Budget.  Based on data provided by the project consultant and fee recommendations of the Parks and Recreation Board, the budgetary projections include an estimated annual revenue of $297,680, and annual expenses of $266,870.


Staff recommends the City Council adopt a Resolution Amending Fees and Charges for Ford Pool.


I make a motion to adopt Resolution No. _______ amending Resolution No. 3051-12-11(R) by Amending Fees and Charges for Ford Pool.