Pool Fill Donations
The OSA occasionally sees proceeds deposited into a relief association’s general fund that are payments for the filling of swimming pools.
Cities and towns have authority to provide fire services. However, the filling of swimming pools for individuals in the community goes beyond fire services. While this activity may provide good will, it essentially benefits individuals and not the community as a whole. The OSA knows of no authority for a city or town fire department to fill swimming pools for individuals in the community.
A relief association should refrain from receiving any proceeds related to the fire department’s filling of swimming pools. Payments for fire services provided by a city or town fire department should be made directly to the city or town.
Published last in the April 2018 Pension Newsletter