Changes in the works for pool
Brazil City Park Board President Ruthann Jeffries recently told The Brazil Times changes are in store at the Forest Park Pool.
Due to budget constraints, Jeffries said the pool hours could be changed this year.
Pool hours for the upcoming season will be discussed at the park board's April meeting, scheduled to take place at 7 p.m., April 7.
"We talked about this in the fall because of our budget," Jeffries said.
In addition, she said due to the budget cuts, operational days could be cut as well, adding the park board will be looking into this aspect as well.
However, she said more pool parties could be set up in the future. Typically, pool parties take place from 6-8 p.m., and 8-10 p.m. She said if there is a change in hours and the amount of days the pool is open, more parties could be scheduled.
Jeffries added those interested in donating to a fund for the pool may do so as well.
"We have never asked for donations, specifically for any event in the park," Jeffries said. "But it certainly could help us if there is a major expense."
Those interested in applying for lifeguard, assistant manager and cashier positions may do so now through the City of Brazil Mayor's office.
Applications must be received by April 16.
All applicants for lifeguard positions must be Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR certified. All certifications must be completed by May 25.
Applicants for lifeguard must be 16-years-old by the pool opening date. Applicants for both cashier and assistant manager must be at least 18-years-old and applicants for assistant manager must be First Aid and CPR certified and Lifeguard certification would also be helpful.
"It's hard for teenagers to find summer jobs, especially in this economy," Jeffries said. "But we have never had any problems getting lifeguard applications."
For more information, call Jeffries at 448-3248 or Madason Stevenson at 812-236-2384.
How to donate
Those interested in donating to the Forest Park Pool may do so by sending checks or money orders to the Brazil City Parks Non-Reverting Fund and designating the donation to the park pool.