(CBS-CONNECTICUT) – The latest plan to build the first public pool in the wealthy Connecticut town of Darien is making waves.
The turbulence developed over the past several months after a consultant recommended an outdoor, seasonal pool at the town-owned Weed Beach Park, which sits on Long Island Sound next to multimillion-dollar houses.
Nearby property owners are voicing concerns over security, traffic, noise, cost, and building in a wetlands area vulnerable to damage from storm surges.
But a survey of 2,100 residents shows 66 percent support building a pool at the park.
The town’s Parks and Recreation Commission has decided to go back to the drawing board and evaluate several possible locations, including Weed Beach, as part of Darien’s master park plan.
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