N. Hempstead residents petition against taxpayer-funded pool

North Hempstead residents are petitioning against having their tax dollars spent on the purchase of a private pool.The town has approved a $7.5 million bond

ROSLYN - North Hempstead residents are petitioning against having their tax dollars spent on the purchase of a private pool.

The town has approved a $7.5 million bond to purchase and renovate the privately owned Roslyn Country Club pool.

Civic leaders say they oppose the purchase because of a $1,000 membership fee that would be imposed on top of the tax funding. Residents are also worried as to what will happen to their taxes if membership isn't full enough.

So far, 4,000 residents have signed the petition urging the town to put the matter to a vote in November.

Royalton Catering is not affected by the potential sale of the Roslyn Country Club pool.

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