Membership Rules

Membership Rules are set by the Madison Community Pool By-laws as follows:

  1. Any person over the age of eighteen (18) years shall be eligible for membership in the Corporation. The Board of Trustees shall be the final arbiters of the bona fides of residence.
  2. There shall be four (4) membership classes - - family, individual, senior and non-Madison resident.
    Employees of the family, sixteen (16) years of age or older, whose primary duties are the care and supervision of the dependent children of a member family (i.e. nanny, au pair, babysitter, etc.) and whose presence at the pool would be required in order to allow them to carry out their duties shall be permitted to use the pool in accordance with the Rules & Regulations promulgated by the Board of Trustees.
  3. All applications for membership shall be in writing, addressed to the Corporation, and shall be accompanied by payment of the annual dues, and capital assessment fee, if applicable, for the year in which application is made. Madison residents shall have preference over non-Madison residents should it become necessary to limit membership for the purposes of pool safety. Further, previous year's resident members shall have preference over new applicants, if limitation of membership becomes necessary for the purposes of pool safety.
  4. All Madison resident members joining under a single or a senior citizen membership shall be eligible to vote and to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Corporation. Either the husband or the wife and/or domestic partner of a family joining under a Madison resident family membership shall be eligible to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Corporation. However, both the husband and wife or domestic partner shall be eligible to vote as members of the Corporation. Voting privileges shall be denied in the event that the annual dues have not been paid. In addition, one non-Madison resident shall be eligible to serve as a non-voting advisory, adult representative of the Board of Trustees of the Corporation.
  5. Members shall be privileged to bring guests to the pool facility in accordance with the Rules and Regulations pertaining thereto and in force as promulgated by the Board of Trustees.
  6. The membership privileges of any member of a family or the membership privileges of any individual member may be suspended or revoked in accordance with the provisions of Section VII below.
  7. Suspension and Revocation
    • A. Any individual membership privileges or the privileges of a family or any member thereof may be suspended or revoked for a good cause shown for a period of no more than one year, after notice and hearing as provided in sub-paragraph C below. However, the Pool Manager shall have the authority to suspend the membership privileges of any individual, family or member of any family for a period not to exceed two (2) weeks without prior notice or hearing for conduct of that individual, family or member of any family contrary to the Rules and Regulations promulgated by the Board of Trustees and in force for the government of the Corporation and its members.
    • B. Cause for suspension or revocation of membership privileges may be any one or more of the following:
      1. Non-payment of dues.
      2. Conduct prejudicial to the interest of the Corporation.
      3. Conduct constituting violation of these By-Laws or the Rules and Regulations promulgated by the Board of Trustees and in force for the government of the Corporation and its members.
    • C. When a complaint or series of complaints has or have been made against a person exercising membership privileges, and either the Board of Trustees or the Pool Manager is of the opinion that the alleged offense or alleged offenses is or are of such a nature as to require action by the Board of Trustees, then the matter shall be referred to the Board of Trustees and written notice embodying the complaint or complaints shall be served upon such person. A date shall be set for a hearing not less than three (3) days following the service of such notice. At the hearing the person charged shall be given full opportunity to be heard and to present such matters as shall go to the defense or mitigation of the charges. Following the presentation of all such evidence, the Board of Trustees shall vote on the question of suspension or revocation of membership privileges. Suspension of membership privileges for a period not to exceed one (1) month shall be imposed by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees. Suspension of membership privileges for a period in excess of one (1) month or full revocation of membership privileges shall be authorized by an affirmative two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directions.
  8. Memberships shall not be transferable.
  9. Any member removing his residence from the Borough of Madison or failing to pay dues for two (2) consecutive years shall cease to be a resident member of the Corporation.