Pool Committee

The Pool Committee has been established by the Mayor in order to review & make recommendations related to the Somerset Town Pool, & pool-related activities.

Town of Somerset
Pool Committee Charter

The Pool Committee (the “Committee”) has been established by the Mayor, according to Sections 13-1 and 149-5 of the Town of Somerset Code, in order to review and make recommendations related to the Somerset Town Pool, and pool-related activities. The Committee shall remain in existence, until terminated by the Mayor.

Composition and Appointment Terms
The Committee shall consist of an odd number of members. There shall be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 9 members.  Members, and the committee chairperson, shall be nominated by the Mayor and approved by the Town Council, according to Sections 13-2 and 13-4 of the Town Code.  Committee members shall serve a term of 3 years.  All members shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.  

The Committee shall have one Councilmember liaison and one Councilmember alternative, according to Section 13-5 of the Town Code.  Liaisons are not voting members of the Committee.

Officers. From among the Pool Committee members, the Mayor shall appoint a Committee Chair, or such other officers deemed necessary by the Mayor.

The Committee shall perform the following duties:

  1. Submit new Somerset Pool Rules to the Town Council annually for approval prior to the season to which the rules apply;
  2. Provide pool-related budget requests to the Mayor and Council prior to the creation of the Town’s annual budget, and recommendations for expenditures to improve pool operations and activities throughout the year;
  3. Make recommendations to the Town Council from time-to-time regarding ways to improve Town Pool operations and activities; and
  4. Such other duties consistent with the Town Code and this Charter as may be assigned by the Mayor from time to time.
Meetings of the Committee shall be conducted in compliance with the Maryland Open Meetings Act. With the assistance of the Town Manager, public notice and an agenda shall be issued prior to the holding of a meeting. Minutes of the meeting shall be promptly prepared, as required by the Act. Once approved by the Committee, the meeting minutes shall be given to the Town Manager.  

As required by the Act, at least one member of the Committee shall complete the online training offered by the Open Meetings Compliance Board. The trainee shall inform the Town Manager once the training has been completed. All members are encouraged to complete the training. The training is available here:


Records of the Committee shall be retained in accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act.  Committee members shall review the Town’s Document Retention Schedule and make certain records are retained in accordance therewith.

A pdf version of the Charter can be found here.