Mill River Pool, North Amherst
So in addition to the $100K the town spent subsidizing the expensive game of golf last year, we also lost another $112K on the outdoor pools. No big surprise since they, like the golf course, never break even.
But still, $112K is a lot of cash.
$66,600 total revenues, well below projected $90,000
Expenses of $178,969 on revenues of $66,600 = $112,370 in red ink
Main difference between the two recreation items is of course the pools attract far more families -- especially children -- and folks of lesser economic means, since swimming does not require expensive equipment to participate.
In addition, a few years back when I requested under Public Documents Law (which the town bitterly opposed) the names and hometowns of Cherry Hill season pass holders, it turned out that a majority were not even Amherst residents.