Wednesday, April 17, 2013
But cheaper, half-season and half-day passes will be available.
UPDATES and CORRECTIONS published below in italics (Thursday, April 18, at 10:05 a.m.). After toying with the idea of raising Baldwin Borough Swimming Pool rates by $5 per season pass for 2013, the Baldwin Council decided on Tuesday night to keep the pool's rates mostly the same as they were in 2012. The proposed rate increase was considered as a way to offset the pool's increasing expenses, but the council opted instead for the implementation of half-season passes that will become available in mid-July. Half-day passes will also be available at a cost of $3 per day. (A full-day pass costs $6.) The discounted price will be available at or after 4 p.m. but only on weekdays. The idea is to entice buyers with a prorated price. "When you get …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Also on the table are discounted half-day and half-season passes.
Rates to use the Baldwin Borough Swimming Pool may rise in 2013 by $5 per season pass. At the same time, rates to use the pool for only a half-day or a half-season may fall. Borough Manager John Barrett told the Baldwin Council at its meeting on Tuesday night that he and borough pool Manager Chris Milius spoke recently and came up with those suggestions as ways to raise revenue for the pool, which officials say is losing money. "It wasn't built to make money off of," Councilman John Ferris said. "You're never going to make money off of that pool. A swimming pool is nothing but for the residents, for their convenience." Nevertheless, the council agreed informally that setting its sights on ways to offset the pool's increasing costs is a …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Baldwin Council passed that idea around on Tuesday night.
Baldwin Borough's council members volleyed around an idea during Tuesday night's special budget meeting regarding an opportunity to increase borough revenue: What if some borough facilities were sponsored? Councilman Larry Brown was the first to broach the subject on Tuesday, wondering aloud if any local companies or even regional or national organizations would be interested in giving the borough money to have their name attached to a Baldwin facility. "How do we raise money?" Brown asked, simply. "Can we sell naming rights, like, to the pool or the parks?" Borough Manager John Barrett said that, if it were the will of the council, borough administration would seek bids for naming rights to any number of borough properties, including the …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Move coincides with the start of classes in Baldwin-Whitehall's public schools.
When area children return to school for the fall semester, demand to use the Baldwin Borough Swimming Pool goes down. In response, Baldwin Manager John Barrett has adjusted the pool's remaining schedule for the summer. Its last day will be Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. The Baldwin-Whitehall School District resumes classes on Tuesday, Aug. 28, and that's when the pool begins to have its normal hours pruned. Wednesday, Aug. 22-Saturday, Aug. 25 Noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 Noon-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 Noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28-Friday, Aug. 31 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 Noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2-Monday, Sept. 3 Noon-6 p.m. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A public meeting on Tuesday brought out various ideas for increasing participation and revenue.
Lack of attendance at its 2012 Community Day celebration led the Baldwin Borough Council to hold a public meeting on Tuesday night in order to generate ideas for drawing bigger crowds in future years. The council turned to the experts themselves—community members—to find out how to make the event better for everyone. And at the meeting, residents, council members and the Community Day committee brainstormed about several different solutions to the attendance problem, including adding new events like a carnival, a swimming tournament and/or performances by schoolchildren. "We all want it to be the best possible community function it can be," said Councilman Ed Moeller, who has been appointed to oversee the Community Day committee. "It's …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
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Friends and neighbors from across Baldwin Borough and its surrounding municipalities descended on Churchview Avenue and the Baldwin Borough Municipal Complex on Saturday for the 2012 version of Baldwin Community Day. The daylong event—booths opened at 7 a.m., and fireworks went off at around 10 p.m.—featured the annual Baldwin Mile race, community parade down Churchview, free swimming at the Baldwin Borough Swimming Pool, food, amusement rides and a horde of other activities and performances to allow a large part of Pittsburgh's South Hills area to display some civic pride. Enjoy the photos and video found above, and click on "Upload Photos and Videos" to add your own! What the Community Day Schedule Looked Like: --- Follow the Baldwin-…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Swimming, snacks, shades and sunscreen.
Did you know that Baldwin-Whitehall's public swimming pools will open this weekend? Both Baldwin Borough and Whitehall Borough's pools will officially open for the summer on Saturday, May 26. The Baldwin Borough Swimming Pool will be open from noon to 6 p.m. that day, and the Whitehall Municipal Swimming Pool will be open from noon to 8:30 p.m. (The first half-hour at Whitehall is adult-swim only.) For Whitehall's daily hours, click here. For Baldwin's, click here. You will want to contact each borough's municipal complex (1, 2) to get a pass, which is required. If the rain holds off, grab your towel, shades and a good book and head off to the pool! It's that time in Baldwin-Whitehall once again. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Also, the Baldwin Pool will stay open late on Community Day and other notes from a May 15 borough meeting.
Streetlights Removal Starting Crews from Duquesne Light will descend on Baldwin Borough to remove certain streetlights starting as early as the end of this month, Baldwin Manager John Barrett said a borough council meeting on Tuesday night. Barrett said that the removal process, which is expected to save borough taxpayers an estimated $66,000 annually in energy costs, should take 60-90 days to complete. A joint recommendation by Baldwin Mayor Alexander R. Bennett Jr. and Baldwin police Sgt. Kim Reising was to take away 376 borough lights, but after hearing concerns from residents during two special public meetings (1, 2) on the subject—as well as from emails and phone calls—Bennett and Reising pared their elimination list down by 10 lights…