KEYSER - The Keyser City Council voted Wednesday to extend the time the John R. Shelton Pool is open to include several rentals and two weekends through Sept. 1.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The Keyser City Council voted Wednesday to extend the time the John R. Shelton Pool is open to include several rentals and two weekends through Sept. 1.
The council had originally approved opening the pool for three weeks this summer, which would have meant the facility would close on Aug. 20.
Council member and parks and recreation commissioner William Zacot said Wednesday, however, that several entities had asked to rent the pool on dates after that.
“We have five rentals lined up,” he said, adding that the pool could also be kept open for the kids up to Aug. 23, when they go back to school, and then opened for them on the weekend of Aug. 25-26 and Sept. 1.
According to Zacot, pool operator Teddy Nester said keeping the pool open that long would cost under $1,000.
Zacot said pool attendance this summer has averaged 130 a day.
Council member Jennifer Junkins made a motion to extend the pool season to Sept. 1, and Eric Murphy seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.
In the meantime, the Save the Keyser Pool Committee, which launched a “Flamingo Flocking” fund raiser to help keep the pool open, reported on their Facebook page Wednesday that the activity has thus far raised $2,029.