By NEIL SCHULMAN
The village of Loch Arbour is looking for a few more lifeguards this summer.
Last week, the Board of Commissioners held a special meeting to discuss the shortage this year. Village Clerk Marilyn Simons said that the village beaches are somewhat understaffed this year.
“They (the commissioners) just talked basically talked about how we could hire more,” Simons said. “We’re just trying to get the appropriate amount of staff.”
There is no budgetary issue paying salaries, Simons said. It’s just that fewer lifeguards have been able to work than the village originally anticipated. She also said the beaches are in no danger of being closed due to a shortage of lifeguards, with sufficient staff to operate. Loch Arbour’s beaches were open this weekend.
“But we are still looking for lifeguards,” she said.
A daily beach badge costs $12 on weekends and holidays ($10 on Mondays through Thursdays when it opens full time for the season.) Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.