City expected to vote on pay increases for lifeguards

Vote expected on lifeguard pay (VIDEO)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - In just a few weeks pools will open across the Tri-State and some lifeguards could get a raise.

State law dictates that a certain number of lifeguards have to be present at public pools and some city council members believe that if they raise the minimum wage for a lifeguard, they will attract more people for the available positions.

Also, fewer lifeguards means a shorter swim season for many of the families that take advantage of the public pools.

The issue of whether or not to raise the minimum wage for lifeguard is expected to be voted on Thursday by city Council.

As of now, lifeguards for public pools are typically paid between $9 and $11 per hour.

City Manager Harry Black hopes to increase wages for lifeguards by two dollars per hour.

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