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UPDATE: Letter Was Discussed! When In Doubt, Post It: An Item That May – Or May Not – Be Addressed At Tonight’s Selectmen’s Meeting

UPDATE: First Selectman Dan Jerram did discuss the letter from Conservation Chairperson Alison Murdock and noted that no trees have been cut at Brodie Park South and that any changes made at Brodie Park South are “miniscule and don’t have any impact.” […]


At the same time that the Conservation Commission members sent a letter to the Planning and Zoning Commission members regarding their concerns about this past season’s use by a regional football program of Brodie Park South (see our November 21 article¬†which included that letter), they had also submitted a letter to the Board of Selectmen.

With the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting set for this evening at 7 p.m. and no agenda for that meeting having been mailed to us through this morning, our reporter made two trips down to the First Selectman’s office, one at 8:10 a.m. and one at 1:15 p.m., to request a copy of the agenda, a copy of the Conservation Commission letter and also to ask whether that letter would be discussed at this evening’s meeting. Both times our reporter was told that only the First Selectman knew what he would be addressing under Correspondence at this evening’s meeting. Our reporter said that there were residents who would want to come to the meeting if the Conservation letter was to be discussed and the response was: “Let them come to the meeting and they’ll know if it’s going to be discussed!”

That is the message for the 20 or so concerned residents who showed up for the Planning and Zoning meeting yesterday evening and who would plan to attend this evening’s Selectmen’s meeting if they knew for sure that their issue, as represented by the Conservation Commission members, would be discussed.

So, when in doubt, we’ll post it: Below is the letter from the Conservation Commission members to the First Selectman which he may or may not include for discussion by the Board at this evening’s meeting:

Reporter’s Note: “Unbelievable” someone exclaimed at Town Hall as our reporter left the building. And she couldn’t agree more: Absolutely unbelievable to think that residents have nothing better to do than to go to meetings on the off-chance that their issue would be discussed. That’s why there are agendas for meetings.

A member of the town's Highway Department cutting the meadow area on September 28. Photo: Maria Moore

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