Mayor Henry Reduces Pool Fees, Cooling Centers and Clean up

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Mayor Henry Reduces Pool Fees, Cooling Centers and Clean up

Post by GalindoP » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:20 pm

Heat/Storm Update
Mayor Henry Reduces Pool Fees, Cooling Centers and Clean up Continue

Fort Wayne, Ind. –In his on-going effort to help residents stay safe during this period of extreme heat, Mayor Tom Henry announces a reduction in fees at the City’s pools.

Beginning today, and continuing Friday and Saturday, the following fees will be in place at Northside, McMillen and Memorial park pools.

• Children 12 and under – Free
• Age 13 and over - $1
“With temperatures expected to reach the 100-degree mark for the next three days, residents should not take chances with the heat,” said Mayor Henry. “There is relief available at our pools and cooling centers around town. An overnight shelter is also being provided by the American Red Cross at the First Assembly of God Church on Washington Center Road. Working together, we are making significant progress in recovering from the storm; however, it is important for residents to know that they can take a break from the heat at our pools and cooling centers.”

Thursday Hours:
• Northside Pool 12:30 – 5 p.m.
• Memorial Pool 12:30 – 5 p.m.
• McMillen Pool 1:30 – 7 p.m.

Friday Hours:
• Northside Pool 12:30 – 5 p.m.; 7 – 9 p.m.
• Memorial Pool 12:30 – 5 p.m.
• McMillen Pool 1:30 – 7 p.m.

Saturday Hours:
• Northside Pool 12:30 – 5 p.m.
• Memorial Pool 12:30 – 5 p.m.
• McMillen Pool 1:30 – 7 p.m.

Residents will only be allowed into the pools until they reach capacity, whether or not they plan to swim. Approximately 400 people will be allowed into Northside and McMillen pools at one time; Memorial Pool will only hold 200.


Splash Pads

Additionally, the City’s free splash pads have extended hours to accommodate residents during the heat wave. Splash pads at Buckner, Memorial, Shoaff and Kreager parks are open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. The Waynedale and McCormick splash pads remain closed due to power outage issues.

Cooling Centers

• Jerry Fox Lifetime Sports Academy at the McMillen Park Golf Clubhouse, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• The Community Center, 233 West Main Street, Noon to 6 p.m.
• Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch St., Noon to 5 p.m.
• Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cooling Centers hours and locations Friday July 6, 2012

• Jerry Fox Lifetime Sports Academy at the McMillen Park Golf Clubhouse, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• The Community Center, 233 West Main Street, Noon to 4:30 p.m.
• Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch St., Noon to 7 p.m.
• Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cooling Centers hours and locations Saturday July 7, 2012

• Jerry Fox Lifetime Sports Academy at the McMillen Park Golf Clubhouse, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Botanical Conservatory (Lobby), 1100 S. Calhoun St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch St., 3 to 7 p.m.
37 residents visited cooling centers on July 4. [/flash]
Report Damage

Residents are reminded to report storm damage to the State of Indiana's Department of Homeland Security at http://www.in.gov/dhs/. Click on the link "Report Damage from Severe Weather June 29, 2012", in the middle of the page.

Debris Drop-off/Pick-up

For immediate disposal, residents are encouraged to take debris to one of four drop off sites:
• Parking Lot at Swinney Park Pool
• Parking Lot at the Conklin Pavilion at Shoaff Park
• Tillman Dump, which is west of the park entrance on Tillman Road
• City Biosolids Facility on Lake Avenue near Maplecrest Road (July 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Curbside pickup will take place for several weeks. Curbside debris pick-up is not part of regular residential garbage pick-up. Crews from the Street and Parks departments along with contracted tree companies will pick up curbside debris. The debris should be left at the curb, but not in the street for collection. Residents should not place the debris in the ally.

A color-coded map is posted on the City’s website, showing residents the status of debris collection in their area. Residents should consult this map to know when to place debris at the curb.

Traffic Signals

All traffic signals are functioning today.

Important Numbers

To report sparking power lines, trees or light poles that have fallen and are blocking streets this weekend, residents should call 911.

To report trees from the park strip that have fallen and are partially blocking a sidewalk or street, residents should call 311 and leave a message.

To report a power outage, residents should call Indiana Michigan Power at 1-800-311-4634


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