Friday, July 19, 2013

7/23 Town Council Meeting Cancelled

The Town Council cancelled the meeting on July 23, 2013 where it was anticipated that they would vote on the recommendation from the Pool Committee. 


The Town Council has manipulated how the pool expenditure will be voted on by the Council. 


The new schedule is for the Pool evaluation committee to make a recommendation to the Town Capital Budget Committee on August 15th - there will NOT be public participation at this meeting. Even though there is not public participation people should still try to attend this meeting.  We understand that many people are on vacation in August but if you are in Town please plan to attend this meeting.


 Then on August 20th the Town Council will vote on the capital budget that will presumably include the recommendation from the Pool Evaluation Committee.  There WILL be public participation at this meeting.  The public will be invited to speak, however, the pool will not be the only capital project being discussed.  Again understanding that this is a vacation time of year, if you are in town you should plan to go to this meeting and speak.


The Pool Evaluation Committee continues to work toward a recommendation to the Town Council and will have a decision in the very near future leading up to the meeting on August 15th.


This is obviously a disappointing turn of events BUT we will not be deterred.   “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.”
~H. Jackson Brown~
Now more than ever we need to make our voices heard.  We need to write to the local papers, the Cheshire Herald, Record Journal, Cheshire Citizen, Cheshire Patch and let them know that we demand that the Town Council vote on the recommendation to be put forth by the Pool Committee.  The Pool must be on the ballot for referendum in November. 
We must also continue to e-mail and call Town Councilors - especially Tim Slocum - and let him and the Town Council know that they should let the voters decide in November on the future enclosure for the Pool. (all contact information for Town Council members is on the website)
We will continue to move forward and will not stop until the pool is a permanent year round facility for this Town.

“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.”
- Orison Swett Marden
The Town Council can keep throwing up roadblocks but we will go through them.
Make your voices heard!!

Thank you,
Friends of Cheshire Pool