The out-of-town price for using the Waveny Pool in New Canaan will increase $25 to $1,225 in 2019, the New Canaan Board of Selectmen decided on Tuesday when it passed a new slate of fees.
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In its unanimous vote, the board decided rates for season passes will hold at $455 for New Canaan families. As in years past, a total of 100 nonresident family passes will be sold following a lottery.
Here’s a look at the fees:
The town-owned, self-sustaining Waveny Pool is open each year from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Williams called the pool “a great story” and said Benko and Parks & Recreation Commission Chair Sally Campbell “deserve a lot of credit” for coming to the town with a plan to put it on firm financial footing.
The pool fund now “has a nice cushion,” Campbell said, and in three years’ time an additional $200,000 per year will enter that fund as bonded debt is paid down.
“It’s just a win-win,” Campbell said. “It’s a great asset for the town.”
Financing for the Future
Williams asked whether New Canaan is looking at any major capital expenditures at Waveny Pool.
Benko answered that recent big projects include installing heaters and re-plastering the pool.
“Going forward there may be some renovations to the pool house that may be needed and some renovations to the pool deck that may be needed,” Benko said. “The pool fund is healthy enough to cover any capital costs.”