|Madison Community Pool|
The Madison Community Pool is a non-profit corporation that works in close cooperation with the Borough of Madison, but no tax dollars are used to support the operation of the pool. The pool is overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees and managed by staff members that are not municipal employees.
The pool was founded in 1967 by a group of Madison residents with a dream of giving local families a safe and affordable place to spend summer days. Since those early days, membership of the pool has grown from a few hundred to almost one thousand families. The pool was initially funded by a private bond issue to the initial members of the pool. The bonds have long been repaid and membership dues were held constant for as many years as possible. However, as the cost of maintenance grew, it became imperative that the cost of membership dues (the pool's only source of income), grow as well. In addition, a captial assessment fee was added for new members. Out of town membership were offered at a premium.
Over the years, the Board of Trustees has worked hard to modernize the features of the pool. Many of the necessary improvements are unseen, occuring in the back room facilities of the pool. Those unseen changes serve to help keep the pool safe and clean.
The Board of Trustees works hard to see that the pool remains a popular place to be. You can expect on any given hot summer day there will be upwards of one thousand people passing through the gate.