It was almost like a spring ritual.
For the past two decades, Slatington borough employee Steve Martinez always turned on the water to fill the community swimming pool.
He did it again this year. The pool was scheduled to open this past weekend, he turned the water on, and the pool started filling.
Along came Borough Council member Kris Burek, who complained that there was a "theft" of services, referring to the water going into the pool. She had the police stop the pool-filling process.
This meant the pool didn't open as schedule this past weekend.