Bernards Twp. 'Lessons' Pool Due to be Resurfaced Before Summer
Funding to come out of surplus in municipal Pleasant Valley pool account. Memberships still available, website says.
As of Jan. 1, the township's Pleasant Valley Pool is debt free, and in fact has a surplus built up that will be tapped to resurface one of the mid-size pools within the facility at Pleasant Valley Park, said Township Administrator Bruce McArthur.
The goal is to resurface the pool before the swimming complex opens for the summer, McArthur said. The pool requiring a new surface is one used primarily for swim lessons, he said.
The cost of the project will be about $63,000, McArthur told the Township Committee last week.
McArthur said an analysis of the finances for the pool account — which is expected to operate without taxpayer contribution — showed a $200,000 surplus for this year.
Even after paying for the resurfacing project, the account still will have about $140,000 banked, he said.
This year's pool season is scheduled to run between May 25 and Sept. 2, Labor Day, according to information on the Bernards Township website.
In order to guarantee membership for the 2013 season, current pool members are asked to submit renewal payments by March 29. All renewal payments received after March 29 will be accepted on a space available basis, the website said.
As of March 6, the township website said that memberships are available for Bernards Township residents only.
Membership applications are available online. A one-time $400 initiation fee is required for new family and two-person household members, and $200 for single members. The family membership cost for those members who are renewing is $475.
Membership payments may be made online, by mail to Pool Membership, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge, 07920; or in person at the recreation department at 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge.