"Pool curfew draws ire of parents, swimmers at council meeting" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the City of Bay City the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for its Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. Shown, from left, are: Councilman Jason Childers; Finance Director Scotty Jones; Council Member Julie Estlinbaum; Jennifer Leverett and Starla Justice, finance department; Mayor Mark Bricker; Council Member Becca Sitz; Sharmane Brown, finance department; Council Member Chrystal Folse; and Councilman Bill Cornman.

   Parents, swimmers and BCISD staff members took issue with the swimming pool curfew - prompted by the lack of overhead lighting - at the Bay City Pool at city council’s regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 1.
   Bay City High School Swim Team Coach Bob Button said the curfew caused the cancellation of a recent swim meet.
   The curfew “seems very odd with little notice,” said Robert Vargas, a parent of a BCHS swimmer.
   “Why not notify the team in August when Button schedules meets,” Vargas asked.
   The timing of and confusion from the curfew after sunset came after a lengthy repair process of the pool’s heating system that affected swim team practices.

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