• Not the right reasons
    October 14,2013
     

    Not the right reasons

    Waterbury’s Municipal Building Committee needs to remember that proceeds from the selloff of any part of the Stanley/Wasson site must go back to the state coffers. Also, the location in a flood plain, cost of purchase, and co-location of all four services were major reasons the prior bond vote failed. Third, we were told the buildings “were not usable and must be taken down”; now the private partners want to help us achieve it all. Lastly, the idea that the town might waste the $1 million grant on leasing space from private landlords is just pain dumb.

    We would do better to use what the town has and build what we need for town offices; let the library use what they have and can raise to do the same. Though I don’t have a say in village operations, I suggest they think about placement of their police department and their insurance money.

    Another thought: The effect of the flooding if there had been no cellars for the water to go into and if foundations six feet high had displaced the waters even more.

    Gloria Commo

    Waterbury Center

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