Liberty Pool

Mansfield City Council is expected to vote Wednesday night on an agreement with the Mansfield Area Y to operate the pool again this summer at Liberty Park. (Richland Source file photo)

MANSFIELD -- Mansfield City Council is expected Tuesday to discuss a contract with the Mansfield Area Y to again operate the Liberty Park swimming pool.

The contract for $35,687 from the city's parks and recreation funds calls for the city's only public pool to open May 31 and close on Aug. 8.

The pool would be open seven days a week from noon to 6 p.m. Daily admission would be $2 for those 13 and older, $1 for ages 4 through 12 and free for children 3 and under.

The YMCA will provide lifeguards and supervision, as well as manage the deck operation and all mechanical procedures at the Grace Street pool on the city's northeast side.

In addition, "Mansfield Area Y is responsible for keeping the facilities, restrooms and grounds neat and clean," according to the contract.

The City of Mansfield will provide all routine and ongoing maintenance, including, but not limited to, lawn mowing, trash removal, fence repairs, concrete repairs, restroom repairs and painting.

The Mansfield Area Y shall provide access to individuals with special needs at its indoor pool at 750 Scholl Road, following the same pricing schedule and hours as at Liberty Park.

The legislation is scheduled for a first reading Tuesday and is scheduled for a vote on May 5.

Also on Tuesday, City Council is expected to:

-- vote on a resolution urging Mansfield and Richland County residents to become vaccinated against COVID-19 "as quickly as possible."

-- vote on the transfer of $1,167.52 within the safety service fund to cover the cost of a required warranty for parking ticket equipment.

-- vote on the acceptance of a $3,000 donation from Warren Rupp Inc. to be used for the Cyclops Circle baseball/softball fields on the north side of Mansfield.

Council will meet in a hybrid/online session with some members meeting in-person for the first time since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic reached Ohio.

A limited number of citizens can attend the session. Those interested need to email council@ci.mansfield.oh.us or call 419-755-9680 to reserve a seat.

The evening will begin with a public affairs committee at 6:45 p.m. with caucus and legislative sessions to follow.

The public can view committee meetings, caucus  and council livestreamed  on the City of Mansfield’s Facebook page or the city's website.

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