MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls is seeking an aquatics coordinator, but it might turn to the YMCA if officials don’t get the right person.
It’s a part-time position that has significant impact on the summer activities at the city pool, Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss told the commissioners during a regular meeting Feb. 2.
In addition to managing the city pool and its staff during the summer, the coordinator also is the head coach of the city’s Tsunami swim team, oversees swim lessons and makes sure private parties are staffed according to the Parks and Recreation department’s policy.
Former aquatics coordinator Martha Montoya resigned to take a full-time job elsewhere.
“It’s full-time seasonal job,” Moss said regarding the city’s position.
Moss spoke to members of the YMCA as an alternative if an aquatics coordinator is not hired, he said. The YMCA would send members of its own staff to run pool. The city would pay the YMCA directly, while the YMCA would pay its staff members.
The nearest “Y” facility is the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond in Burnet.
“(The YMCA) would do it tomorrow,” Moss said. “If we find (an aquatics coordinator) to do the position, it’s less costly to do it ourselves.”
Moss said the YMCA would like to know by March 1 if the city is going to use them.
Signing with the YMCA could mean scaling back on some of the pool activities, including the Tsunami, swim lessons and private parties “so I don’t go over budget,” Moss said.
“I would support it,” Commissioner Mark McCary said regarding contracting with the YMCA. The decision, however, would rest with the city council
If the city signs with the YMCA, it would be for 2015 only, Moss said.