Falls council members balk at Splash agreement
A tentative agreement that would allow continued operation of the Niagara Splash water park is in danger of being rejected by the Niagara Falls City Council.
Four of seven council members said July 23 that they would vote against a deal reached between city negotiators and The Niagara Venture, the partnership that runs the 4-year-old water park. As of July 24, no date had been set for the council vote.
Jacek Wysocki, special counsel for the city, said the agreement would keep the water park operating, while requiring the developers to make regular payments to the city. Niagara Falls officials contend The Niagara Venture owes the city more than $2 million in back sewer, in-lieu-of-tax and loan payments.
Opponents of the agreement said their patience …