Residents eager for a dip in the pool will wait no longer come April 2, when the Dye Natatorium swimming pool opens for the season.

That information from Michelle Vance, manager of the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District, was among the community updates delivered during the Feb. 7 Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council meeting held at the Tehachapi Police Department.

The pool's lap swim hours are: 5 to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Recreational swim will be available starting June 11.

In other business:

• Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood gave a short speech on his career path and spoke about how important it is for officers to live in and know people within the community they serve.

“These officers moved here and took this job because they want to be here, they want to be a part of the community and that’s what community policing is about," Youngblood said.

He added, “I’ve been in this department for 40 years and it’s humbling to be the chief law enforcement officer of the county and it's an extreme honor.”

• City Manager Greg Garrett shared the 2017 Annual Report, which is a review of news that focuses on awards, city projects, crime reduction and public works.

• Tehachapi Unified School District Superintendent Susan Andreas-Bervel said the Great Kindness Challenge proved a success and that awards for Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year for all six school sites have been announced.