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Higher cemetery fees, road money considered as sources to fund pools

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Toledo City Council members are looking at several ideas to raise money to pay for pools this summer. Among the ideas on the table are raising fees to play on city golf courses, raising cemetery fees for burial at city cemeteries or using road money.

The Parks and Recreation Committed met on Wednesday afternoon. The 2014 budget includes a plan to open four city pools this summer: Navarre, Pickford, Roosevelt, Willys and the Savage splash pad.

The money came from savings in the general fund after the recently graduated police class decreased by seven cadets. Jamie Farr and Wilson Pools will not be open due to the amount of repairs and improvements they need on top of normal operating expenses.

Those two pools need at least $50,000 worth of work due to plumbing issues.

Wednesday, North Toledoans lined up to urge council to find money to save the pools.

Wanda Butts, founder of the Josh Project said that the pools save lives. Other said the pools help keep kids away from violence.

Council President Paula Hicks-Hudson says she is looking to use CIP road repair money to help open those two pools open.
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