Hard choices to make

Three members of the Watertown City Council want to replace the William J. Flynn Municipal Swimming Pool on the city’s north side, a project estimated to cost $4.13 million. Kara Dry/Watertown Daily Times

Members of the Watertown City Council are again discussing the possibility of spending several million dollars on a project to replace one of the community’s three swimming pools at a time when drinking water is not in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency standards.

In 2019, the city replaced the pool and bathhouse at Thompson Park for $3.1 million. Now, three members of the council have said they want to replace the William J. Flynn pool and bathhouse on the city’s north side for $4.13 million.

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This editorial says it all. Please every tax payer forward this article and tell the 3 amigos on council who like to spend, spend, spend to please spend the taxpayer money properly


Hmmm, I guess the NS doesn’t pay any taxes? Why should they have to take public transportation to a pool on the other side of town? This editorial has too many hypotheticals for its justification not to build a pool on the NS. The city is flush with Biden’s ARPA money, spend ir

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