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Should Hatboro Council Receive Free Pool Membership?

Workers employed by Hatboro receive free memberships for the Hatboro Memorial Pool - should elected officials be extended that same courtesy?

People employed by Hatboro's government receive free seasonal memberships to the Hatboro Memorial Pool, so why shouldn't the governing body also be entitled to the same benefit?

Councilman Mark Sheedy posed the question during Monday night's borough council meeting. Many of the seven council members shook their heads no that the council should not be entitled to free pool memberships.

One of the exceptions, however, was Council President John Zygmont. 

"The last time I checked I get a W-2 from the borough," Zygmont said. "That makes me an employee."

While Zygmont said he would not use the membership himself, he said "it would be appropriate" for council members to have complimentary pool memberships and that he would "encourage our council people to go there."

"I really think if we got a policy, it’s alredy covered by the policy," Zygmont added. "I don’t think we’re voting to give ourselves something."

Hatboro resident and pool member Harry Honer disagreed. 

"Talk the talk. Walk the walk," Honer said. "Pay for the membership."

Do you think Hatboro elected officials are entitled to a free membership at the Hatboro Memorial Pool? Tell us in the comments. 

Proud to be an American February 17, 2013 at 02:45 PM
Horsham residents should not pay a higher rate, when we share a middle and high school?
Tara February 17, 2013 at 07:08 PM
I agree. Let them have their pool and get their own middle school and high school!
horsham_dad February 17, 2013 at 10:15 PM
I agree Tara. And while their at it let them get their own little league too. That’s in Horsham also.
Liberty 1 February 18, 2013 at 01:32 AM
I didn't think that Horsham residents paid for Hatboro's pool. And I thought the Little League fields were in the Upper Moreland section of Hatboro. All this confusion over a pool fee!
Lorraine Crenshaw May 30, 2013 at 04:39 PM
No WAY... they are residents of the townships (Hatboro & Horsham) & as such should be treated as residents. The school district is both HATBORO & HORSHAM... same pricing schedule should pertain to both areas.

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