MARIEMONT, Ohio — One of Mariemont’s most beloved summer traditions has been saved.
After village officials worried budget limits would keep the pool closed for 2020, community donors raced to the rescue.
"Thanks to Mariemont residents who have stepped up to support the pool during this challenging year, registrations and donations poured in, and not only did we meet our goal, we surpassed it," read a letter from Mayor Bill Brown on Friday.
Safety at the pool is the "first priority" amid the coronavirus pandemic, Brown said. Mariemont's pool manager is currently drafting plans to keep lifeguards and swimmers safe as the pool opens.
“Several Mariemont residents have made arrangements to donate hand sanitizer and PPE for pool employees," Brown's letter read.
The Mariemont Preservation Foundation also donated $5,000 to the cause. Brown estimated the government spends $50,000-$70,000 each year to keep the pool open.
Mariemont officials hope to open the pool by mid-June.