Thompson Park pool impasse on agenda for Watertown city council work session

Thompson Park pool impasse on agenda for Watertown city council work session
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Watertown lawmakers will continue their discussion of the Thompson Park pool project bids when they meet Monday night.

At last week’s meeting, council members voted three to two to not reject the bids, which keeps them alive.

Because the pool’s price tag has changed and the original resolution to borrow money for the project required four votes, four votes are needed to change how the city pays for it.

Based on the bids that came in -- all higher than expected -- the total cost of the pool sits at $3.1 million, $900,000 more than city officials had budgeted.

The bids expire September 8.

Council members are expected to discuss how to move forward. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in city hall chambers.

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