Town vision for public purposes
July 21, 2021
The future use of the Maple Ball field and the statutory warranty deed, restrictive covenant and the 4,000 square feet missing from the park are really important community matters.
But, back up a bit to decisions on use of this valuable publicly acquired property.
If the ballfield had to go, I do not believe that market rate housing proposed by the developer and the Town result in a valued public purpose – which of course is the fundamental reason for Town action.
And this failure in purpose applies not just to the Hedlin ballfield, but also to the hasty approval of channel-side...