Ives Pool, Sebastopol, Calif. 707 823-8693

Friends of Ives Pool/WSCS

Board Meeting, 1 June 2010

Sebastopol City Hall


In attendance: Virginia Porter, Alan Siegle, Eric Fritsch, Liza Prunuske, and Ricardo Freitas, Pool Manager. Lynn Deedler arrived about 7:15.

Members of the public: Barbara Deedler, Lyn Lemaire, Gail Snyder, George Trieste

Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm.

Minutes of April 19 and May 3 Board meetings were approved as amended by Eric Fritsch and Virginia Porter.


  • No public comment.



  • Virginia interviewed attorneys with Liza and communicated with Barbara Deedler to keep her informed of Board activities regarding the Nancy Deedler gitt.

Pool Manager

  • May was a full month at the pool. 200 kids participated In Rotary Club’s Learn to Swim program. Supervisor Efren Carillo visited one day in the pouring rain to watch.
  • Ricardo attended a meeting of the Sebastopol City Council where May was proclaimed “Drowning Prevention Month.”
  • Ricardo also attended a Planning Commission meeting regarding long-term planning for Ives Park.
  • He also attended a Certified Pool Operator course to renew his certification.
  • Ricardo asked that the Board discuss a comment in the Suggestion box at the next meeting. The comment was a request to allow children from age 12-16 to participate in lap swim if they are supervised by an adult, regardless of how many people are in the pool. The Board agreed to discuss at the next meeting


  • Alan reported that the income is about the same as last year at this time, although expenses are slightly higher, primarily due to the locker room painting and repairs.
  • Alan is working with the bookkeeper to research the amount of interest accrued by the Nancy Deedler gift. He will have a report for the next meeting.  


Assistant Pool Manager job description

  • The Board unanimously approved the draft description prepared by Virginia as amended to clarify that the Pool Manager hires the Assistant Pool Manager.

Summer schedule update

  • Lesson sign-ups are good. They were a little slow the last (and very rainy) week of May.


  • Eric clarified that parents, spouses, or children helping an employee with their regular job duties, such as putting on the pool cover, is not covered by our liability insurance policy.


  • Mike Rowan is handling the fireworks booth for Sea Serpents. Virginia will contact Mike to find out about when we can sign up.

STS Response

  • Pool will be closed for a week after Labor Day to fix the bottom of the pool. STS will be doing the repairs under a contract with the City and could potentially repair the floor at that time.
  • Board discussed merits and risks of accepting STS offer to repair the floors in the locker rooms after repeated poor performance.
  • Lynn Deedler made a motion that a letter be written to STS stating that the Board does not accept their offer to repair the floor, and instead requesting payment of $5,000. The motion passed 4-1, with Lynn voting against the motion.


Election Schedule

  • Alan and Liza are the Election Committee this year. They need to recommend a slate of candidates by the annual meeting in September.
  • Liza will add a reminder in the meeting highlights that membership must be current in order to vote.

Next meeting

  • Next meeting will be June 21.
  • A combined July/August meeting will be held August 9. The September meeting is scheduled for September 20.

Items of interest from Board Members

  • Eric Fried requested that the Board consider amending the by-laws to allow the Board to take action during executive session.