Pleasanton could reduce number of days swimming pool is open each week

Updated: Apr 13

PLEASANTON – With the number of people applying to be lifeguards at the Pleasanton city pool this summer still below optimal level, City Administrator Teresa Whitaker suggested at Monday’s city council meeting that the city should consider closing the pool one day a week.

Whitaker said she had nine applications to be lifeguard, up from three applications two weeks ago. The shortage of lifeguards does not only apply to Pleasanton. Several cities in the metropolitan Kansas City area are also considering reducing pool hours because of a lifeguard shortage.

Whitaker suggested that Mondays would be the best days to close the pool.

Whitaker also told the council that she had still not heard from the state on the Building A Stronger Economy (BASE) grant application the city turned into the state.

The grant application was to build a building to be used as a sit-down restaurant or other business type. She said she expected to hear results within the next 10 days.

The council also:

  • Learned from Public Works Supervisor Joey Morrisey that three of the four fish feeders at the city’s west lake were out of service and waiting for parts to repair them.

  • Heard Councilwoman Rochelle Shreckhise relay a complaint about the constant barking of a dog in the 800 block of Ninth Street. Animal control officer Sandy Atkinson said if the barking was in the daytime only, there was little that could be done.

  • Approved the annual renewal of the city’s insurance policy with Truly Insurance for more than $95,000.

  • Approved the purchase of a sewage lift station electronic monitor for nearly $3,500.

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