The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

The Village of Genoa has readjusted its quarry admission fees for 2013 and will likely ask patrons to fill out family swim pass applications.

In the past few years, some swimmers living outside the village have taken advantage of the amount of people being checked in on one pass, Leeann Dufendock, chairwoman of Genoa’s Park Advisory Board, recently informed village council.

“Since we don’t know them, it is difficult to verify the amount of people on the pass,” Dufendock wrote in a report. “We would also like an application with the family pass, and the number of people permitted on one pass.”

Village Administrator Kevin Gladden said council passed the changes in the fees earlier this December. The advisory board members will now create the application for council’s further approval, he said.

The report did not include a recommendation for a penalty for possible violations.

Gladden said people slipping into the quarry on others’ passes detours revenue from village coffers that helps maintain the park system. “It doesn’t happen all the time, but it is happening,” he said.

The new fee structure contains one major change.

The park board added a new tier for next year by breaking up the out of town pass admission into two categories. Members designated a fee for those living outside of the village corporation limits but within the Genoa Local Area School District. A family will pay $50 and an individual $40 annually.  Those living outside of town (beyond the school district boundaries) will see a bump from $55 to $75 for a family. The single person rate jumps from $50 to $75.

Family and individual fees for those living in town will stay the same at $40 and $35, respectively.

The daily admission fee is $4 for those 12 and up and $3 for swimmers ages 3 to 11.