Connecticut town weighs limiting new pool to residents only

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Posted: Feb 18, 2016 11:56 AM

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Officials in the town of Greenwich are reviewing whether access to the municipal pool they are planning to build should be limited to only residents.

The New York City suburb's residents-only beach policy was struck down by the Connecticut Supreme Court in 2001.

But the Greenwich Time (bit.ly/1KqPyfJ) reports some town leaders say the pool can safely be restricted because it is being built with tax dollars and is not a natural resource.

Town attorney Wayne Fox said it would be legally defensible if Greenwich decided to impose a residents-only policy.

The town's old pool, at Byram Park, had been open to residents or anyone with a guest pass before it was closed last year. Design plans for the new pool are still to be completed.

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Information from: Greenwich Time, http://www.greenwichtime.com