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Thompson Park pool causing friction among Watertown City Council members
Posted by news on 4/21/2017 4:28:00 AM.
The future of the pool at Thompson Park is apparently causing major issues for lawmakers in Watertown.

According to the Watertown Daily Times, councilmembers Cody Horbacz and Mark Walczyk are upset that the pool was left off the annual list of goals while fellow councilman Stephen Jennings added in a controversial rental inspection measure.

The pool has been closed off for a few years, and reviving it could cost the city millions.

Upset with Jennings' actions regarding the goals for council, Walczyk fired off an angry tweet earlier in the week. Walczyk called his fellow lawmaker's actions a "scheme" and "desicable."

Jennings reportedly said he didn't act "sneaky" in submitting the list to the city manager with his proposal included, adding that fellow members had multiple chances to tweak the overall goals.

In emails obtained by the Times, Walczyk wrote he would like to get work started on the pool next spring, but Jennings countered, instead pushing to "pursue" rental inspections and to hold back on the pool. Budget delibrations for the council begin next week.

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