Thursday, February 28, 2013
A month after the Hatboro Area YMCA announced that its outdoor pool would close this winter, efforts are still being made to relocate the Hatboro Hurricanes' swim practices.
The swim season is just a few months away, but where the Hatboro Area YMCA's team, the Hatboro Hurricanes, will practice for summertime meets is still up in the air. Since last month's announcement that the Y would close its outdoor pool, YMCA officials have been meeting with area pools to see if any can accommodate practices for the roughly 100 swimmers in the YMCA's swim team. To date, none of the pools have been able to accommodate the Y's practice schedule, according to YMCA Spokeswoman Omoiye Kinney. "We are still pursuing just different venues that we could possibly work with," Kinney told Patch. "We are looking at several other locations in the Hatboro area and the surrounding communities that we may be able to potentially partner …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Following Hatboro Borough Council's vote to raise membership fees at Hatboro Memorial Pool, Councilman Mark Sheedy said he would make use of a free membership.
As the Hatboro Borough Council voted to raise rates at Hatboro Memorial Pool for all non-employee members, one of two councilmen favoring free memberships for elected officials said he intended to use his this summer. But, Councilman Mark Sheedy said he would not be swimming at the borough-owned pool. Last year, Sheedy said he bought a pool membership and never dipped a toe in the water. Instead, he was there "just to talk" to borough residents. This summer, he said, will result in the same approach, only without him paying for the membership. "Even if I walk down the street people can ask me questions about the borough," Sheedy told Patch after Monday night's meeting. "I'm always on the clock." On average, pool costs increased by $10 to…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
To move the Hatboro Memorial Pool closer to self-sufficiency, the Hatboro Borough Council is considering increasing fees for this summer.
It will cost more to swim at the Hatboro Memorial Pool this summer under a set of proposed fees that the Hatboro Borough Council will act on later this month. Costs are expected to increase between $10 and $15 for almost everything, the few exceptions being senior memberships, entrance for children under age 2 and resident day passes, according to a proposed rate sheet obtained by Patch. Council will take action at its Feb. 25 meeting. Councilman Mark Sheedy said officials evaluated fees in a 5-mile radius of other public pools. The end result, Sheedy said, are planned tweaks to make the Memorial Pool's rates "more in line with other public pools." "We’re trying to make the pool self-sufficient so we’re not taking money from public works…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Workers employed by Hatboro receive free memberships for the Hatboro Memorial Pool - should elected officials be extended that same courtesy?
People employed by Hatboro's government receive free seasonal memberships to the Hatboro Memorial Pool, so why shouldn't the governing body also be entitled to the same benefit? Councilman Mark Sheedy posed the question during Monday night's borough council meeting. Many of the seven council members shook their heads no that the council should not be entitled to free pool memberships. One of the exceptions, however, was Council President John Zygmont. "The last time I checked I get a W-2 from the borough," Zygmont said. "That makes me an employee." While Zygmont said he would not use the membership himself, he said "it would be appropriate" for council members to have complimentary pool memberships and that he would "encourage our council…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Hatboro Area YMCA is working to finalize plans involving the closure of its outdoor pool.
Members and visitors of the Hatboro Area YMCA may have more space to park their cars with the impending closure of the Y's outdoor pool. YMCA Spokeswoman Omoiye Kinney said the "short-term" option should the Hatboro Y shutter its outside pool, would be to expand the existing parking lot to the area now encompassed by the pool. "All of the details have not yet been finalized," Kinney told Patch, adding that for the long-term, "we'd be able to expand the facility." Kinney said the end result when a YMCA in the northeast closed its outdoor pool was an added 3,000 square feet. News of the pool's closure was announced during a Hatboro Borough Council meeting last week. Initially, YMCA representatives told Patch that the "announcement" regarding…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
An Upper Moreland resident is painting a new mural at Hatboro Memorial Pool.
Nachos and cheese, corn dogs and popcorn. You can get it all of that and more at Hatboro Memorial Pool’s Snack Shack. And, soon enough pool-goers will have a bright-hued reminder of the goodies available for purchase courtesy of Upper Moreland resident Lora Rowland, who’s been taking time before the concession stand opens and after it closes to paint a mural on the 26-foot-wide by 8-foot-high stand. “This is the only place I did anything public,” said Rowland, a 2005 Upper Moreland High School grad and former Hatboro Pool lifeguard, who, while working there, had painted the previous concession stand art. “They renovated the snack stand and they wanted to have it painted again. I had no problem repainting basically a new mural.” In return …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
The Hatboro Storm hosts Flourtown Swim Club Saturday as temperatures climb to 100 degrees.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Hatboro Borough Council sets membership rates for Hatboro Memorial Pool.
The calendar may say January, but Hatboro officials have summertime on their minds. During its meeting Monday night, the borough council reviewed what would become the membership fees for the 2012 season at Hatboro Memorial Pool. The council is slated to vote on the various memberships during its Jan. 23 meeting. Councilman Mark Sheedy suggested whittling the 26 different fees – which he said opened the door for theft and fraud – to a more manageable 10 fees. As has been common practice, a copy of the pool membership costs will be included in residents’ tax bills, which are set to be mailed out on Jan. 26. “People actually look forward to, or they expect it, in their tax bill,” Sheedy said. See attached PDF for a breakdown of the pool …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Couple suspected of tricking restaurant staff and stealing money from cash register, money stolen from bags at Hatboro Memorial Pool.
Hatboro Police are hoping the public can provide clues to a recent theft at a York Road restaurant, as well as several instances where cash was stolen from personal bags at Hatboro Memorial Pool. On July 8 at 10:12 p.m., police said a white male and white female, both described as being in their early 20s, deliberately distracted staff at a restaurant in the 40 block of S. York Road and fled with an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register. Police said the pair yelled that they saw something move or run toward the back of the restaurant and continued yelling and insisting that staff check the area. Once employees were near the back of the kitchen area, the police said the male suspect reached over the counter, opened the …