CANTON - It's been said that there is no such thing as a free lunch.

But at the War Memorial Pool in Canton, there are free swims this year on certain days, thanks to the generosity of some local organizations.

During this week's borough council meeting, the free swims were mentioned during the recreation report.

When asked for comment, pool manager Eric Anderson provided the following news release:

The following have sponsored a community Saturday. Weather permitting on these Saturdays, they will hold a free swim from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. for the whole community.

- On July 20, the Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Community Saturday. There will be a free swim at the Canton War Memorial swimming pool from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

- On July 27, the Light House of Faith from Canton is sponsoring a Community Saturday. There will be a free swim and many activities planned.

- On Aug. 10, the Church of Christ from Canton is sponsoring a Community Saturday. There will be a free swim at the Canton War Memorial swimming pool from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

"Every one is encouraged to come out and have fun," the news release noted.

The meeting agenda noted that the "Fast & Furious Car Show" sponsored by the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce is July 19.

In other business, council approved a memorandum of understanding with the Canton Area School District. This action was taken under the police department report.

According to Canton Area School District Superintendent Matt Gordon, it's "an agreement with local law enforcement to ensure accurate incident reporting and collaborative investigating to insure school safety."

He said it is required to be reviewed by both parties, the school district and the borough, every two years.

"All the incidents throughout the year are then chronicled in a report, certified for accuracy by both parties, then submitted to the state before July 31 each year," he added. "It's to make sure serious violent crimes are not being swept under the table by the schools and not reported to the state."

Borough administrator Amy Seeley reported on the success of the spring cleanup and e-recycle day.

She said the borough was able to assist Chemung Canal in getting rid of a lot of old machines.

Seeley said it was "a successful event."

Also, Seeley reported on the floodplain ordinance, providing information about the advertising that has taken place and the subsequent appeal period.

Seeley spoke about electric rates, stating "our rates are still competitive." She said that she is still keeping on top of it.

Seeley said she is still gathering information about rental inspections. She had nothing new to report on this item.

Council didn't take any action on an appropriation for the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, when the matter was brought up during the meeting.

Seeley spoke about the tennis courts resurfacing, and later in the meeting, Anderson said the tennis courts are used a lot when the pool is open.

An executive session was held for personnel and legal issues.

Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: reviewtroy@thedailyreview.com.