Miami City Council members boosted rental fees at the municipal fairgrounds and agreed to increase admission fees at the city swimming pool, but a motion to close a local wading pool died on the council table.
Council members offered no second to Rudy Shultz' motion to close the Taylor Park wading pool as recommended by the city's Parks and Recreation Board, effectively killing the issue until the council decides to further discuss possible improvements and avoid closure of the southeast Miami facility.
Regarding the increase in the city's municipal swimming pool, John Dalgarn cast the only vote in opposition of the parks board's suggested increase.
Dalgarn indicated that parents are already strapped by rising prices and he does not support an increase that is designed, in part, to increase lifeguard wages.
The council fully supported a recommendation to increase fees for use of the municipal fairgrounds as proposed two weeks ago by Miami Public Works Director Tim Wilson on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Board.