Letter to the Editor: “Old Town Hall – Why I’m Voting YES!”
Old Town Hall – Why I’m Voting YES!
Editor’s Note: The following Letter to the Editor was sent in from Dan Gaita, Bethel, CT. The opinions expressed in the Letters to the Editor column are the viewpoint of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of Bethel Buzz or its editor.
A little known bit of information that our First Selectman continues to ignore, or intentionally misrepresent, is the fact that the status of the Old Town Hall has no effect on the completion of the library renovation. It only impacts the completed library obtaining a certificate of occupancy following completion of construction. But he won’t tell you that.
Mr. Knickerbocker has said “no one wants to buy it,” yet it has never been announced as being for sale nor has a request for proposal for the space been published. Why?
Mr. Knickerbocker says “zoning regulations would make it useless,” yet he has never designated what section or chapter of our zoning regulations specify that claim. Why?
I’d like to see the future of our Old Town Hall go through all the steps promised by Mr. Knickerbocker and allow the people of Bethel a fair opportunity to refurbish, sell, buy, renovate, or re-create that little historic slice of Bethel history.
I’d also like Mr. Knickerbocker to stop attaching the completion of the library to the status of the Old Town Hall. It’s exactly what he did in 2003 when he attached the Schools Accreditation status to our students chances of getting into college. This type of intentional misrepresentation has got to stop.
I am looking forward to the completed library and also looking forward to more parking. But misleading the tax payers and residents of Bethel is no way of going about it.
Mr. Knickerbocker, finish the library – stop playing politics.