Warrenton city officials say they are in the process of determining how to handle refunds for those who have season passes to the municipal pool.
The pool has been closed since July 5 when the city instituted mandatory water conservation measures due to declining levels in the city’s water table.
At Tuesday night’s board of aldermen meeting, Director of Operations/Finance Officer Terri Thorn said refunds have been issued for pool parties that could not be rescheduled and for swimming lessons that had to be canceled due to the pool closure.
She added refunding options for season pass holders will be presented to the board at its next meeting on Aug. 7.
“There have been lot of questions on what kind of refund there will be on season passes,” Thorn said. “We do not have information put together on that yet because obviously we need to know how long the pool will be closed until we put numbers together that make any sense.”
Mayor Jerry Dyer indicated Tuesday night the pool would reopen as soon as the mandatory restrictions are lifted, which could happen later this week once a well pump replacement project is complete, and voluntary measures can be followed.
He said the pool slides and spray ground area will likely remain closed as part of the city’s efforts to reduce its water usage once the pool reopens.
With the mandatory conservation measures in place, actions that are prohibited include watering lawns, washing vehicles, machinery or other equipment or outdoor surfaces, and filling swimming pools. Commercial car washes also have been shut down.
Aldermen on Tuesday night said they have fielded complaints from residents over the lack of communication from the city regarding the cancellations of events scheduled to be held at the pool during the time it’s been closed.