Mikowychok said the best pool value will be the new $150 family season pass. It will include admission for four people: a maximum of two adults plus children. Up to four additional children can be added for $25 each.

Non-resident rates are increasing significantly, said Mikowychok, For example, he said non-resident family passes will cost $300.

The $5 million in capital improvements approved by council also includes money for the city’s four pools: $50,000 for pipes and fitting and $150,000 for construction costs.

Dougherty said that money also will cover very little of what is needed. “This barely keeps our pools going,” he said. “This is hardly enough.”

He confirmed “the real money for pools” will come when a bond is issued in the future.

Only Eichenwald voted no on the capital improvements plan.

Other business

Also during the meeting, council approved hiring a new police officer, James M. Nuskey, Jr., of Newark, Del. His base annual salary will be $50,192.

And it appointed Richard A. Malozi to the recreation board.