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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

UPDATE: Council to meet and discuss pool this week

UPDATE: Meeting Cancelled

The Parks and Recreation meeting scheduled for July 30 has been cancelled. Read the full story here.


As Record intern Jake Lustick reported earlier this week, members of the City Council will meet Thursday for a Park and Recreation Committee meeting to discuss wehther proper protocols and procedures are being followed at city facilities, including a Lansingburgh pool where an 11-year-old girl nearly drowned on July 13.

“The people of Troy want to know that when they go to city facilities that they are in compliance with state and federal guidelines and that their children are going to be safe,” said Councilman Peter Ryan, D-District 3. “We just want to make sure everyone is doing their job and doing it to the best of their ability.”

The Democratic majority recognized that there is an ongoing police investigation into the matter but said that they simply want to answer the questions that concerned residents have raised.

“This is not a political issue,” said District 6 Councilman Gary Galuski. “Everyone in the city cares about the safety of our children. We need to give taxpayer reassurance that city parks are clean, safe and properly staffed.”

Councilman Mark McGrath, R-District 2, said that it was despicable for the council to try and place blame in an incident like this.

“This is just reactive. They’re going to grab on to this news while the girl is in the hospital and make political hay out of it. It’s despicable and I’m sickened that they’re even doing this,” said McGrath.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on July 30 in the City Council chambers at City Hall.

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