Pools are closed unfilled, and empty of the sounds of kids screaming and splashing this summer. According to the Capital, Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis Executive Director Melissa Maddox-Evans said Wednesday that the problem is simple: “Our biggest delay has been finding lifeguards,” she said, even after raising the advertised pay to $20 an hour. One set of lifeguards was hired to staff the pool, which is located near the intersection of Madison and President streets and serves two HACA communities, Harbour House and Eastport Terrace. Those lifeguards “backed out,” Maddox-Evans said.
Workers reportedly say they are scheduled to fill the empty pools with water on Monday. But, Monday is a city holiday, in commemoration of Juneteenth.