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File #: 19-089    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/7/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 3/18/2019 Final action: 3/18/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of Reduction of Per Session Fees Charged for Swimming Lessons from the Established Rate of $35 to $10 for Swimming Lessons Offered from June 17 to August 1, 2019 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers temporarily lowering swim lesson fees charged by the City from $35 per session to $10 per session for its Water Safety and Swimming Lessons Programs offered from June 17 to August 1, 2019. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the temporary reduction in the fees charged for swimming lessons from $35 to $10 per session during the summer of 2019; and, authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.
Report Prepared by: Michelle Reid, Recreation Supervisor, Recreation and Parks Department

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SUBJECT: Approval of Reduction of Per Session Fees Charged for Swimming Lessons from the Established Rate of $35 to $10 for Swimming Lessons Offered from June 17 to August 1, 2019

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers temporarily lowering swim lesson fees charged by the City from $35 per session to $10 per session for its Water Safety and Swimming Lessons Programs offered from June 17 to August 1, 2019.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion approving the temporary reduction in the fees charged for swimming lessons from $35 to $10 per session during the summer of 2019; and, authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve, subject to other than recommended by staff (identify specific findings and/or conditions amended to be addressed in the motion); or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items (specific items to be addressed in the motion); or,
5. Continue to a future meeting (date and time to be specified in the motion).

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
Youth Programs as provided for in the 2018/2019 budget

DISCUSSION
On June 16, 2008, the Merced City Council established the rate for swim lessons at $35 a session. In order to lower the cost of the swim lessons for the programs offered during the summer of 2019, the City Council must approve a rate change.

The City is offering swim lessons to the public this summer at McNamara Pool and Merced High School. Three sets of lessons are being offered from June 17 through June 27 (in Fiscal Year 2018-19), and July 8 through July 18 and July 22 through August 1 (in Fiscal Year 2019-20).

The 30-minute lessons are held Monday through Thursday at both locations. McNamara Pool sessions range from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., prior t...

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