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Are You Happy with the Plan for Chalk Hill? [POLL]

The first selectman is allowing the former school to remain open for another year, giving more time for a public/private partnership for a community center to be forged.

First Selectman Steve Vavrek recently told the Board of Finance of his plan to keep Chalk Hill open for 12 months, so requests for proposals may be sent out and a public/private agreement can be made on turning the building into a community center.

Any approved bidder will have to present a formal proposal for uses in the building to the Planning & Zoning Commission as part of an approval process.

What do you think of the latest development? Participate in our poll.

Steve Kirsch June 29, 2012 at 03:52 AM
This is not a plan. At best it is idea to seek proposals. A plan would have details, timelines, requirements, costs, issues, etc. We have to stop using the word "plan" when we mean ideas, wants, goals, objectives, policies, needs, suggestions, etc.
Patricia Corcoran June 29, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I have to say I am envious of Shelton because they have a rec center. I like the YMCA here in town BUT it has become expensive... I was thinking of joining Shelton's rec center, and so, once again, my money will not be spent in my town.
Jethro June 29, 2012 at 05:46 PM
There is no plan!
Joel Leneker June 30, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Chalk hill should be torn down and the land turned into soccer fields. If the town in the future needs an additional school by that time the building will be inadequate and in too poor of a condition to be cost effective to renovate. Unlike Shelton, we are a much smaller community with a much lower commercial tax base to afford a community center. The location of the building is not centally located. Let the rec department share space with the Senior Center at wolf park. Or build a small administrative building in the park.
Barney July 01, 2012 at 01:05 AM
I talked to my connection on the plan and zoning. He be telling me to knock that building down. We don't need no education lovers trying to seize that building for educatining. My connection be telling me we need to close down more schools to get these educationing lovers out of town. I trust my source. He tells me to vote no on every budget. He and the first selectman support the normal folks. They know it not be normal to support education lovers.
Barney July 01, 2012 at 03:07 AM
I reckon it be time again to be showing my support for mr. vavrek. He be telling me that another school needs to close and that these school hugging mommies not represent the normal folk here in monroe. He be talking the talk i like. Mr. vavrek be saying this stem nonsense needs to go away. I be agreeing. Mr, vavrek told me roads be more important than an education and i be agreeing. Mr. Vavrek told me education not be mattering and yep i be agreeing. We be needing to restore monroe the way it used to be and i be agreeing. Send mr. vavrek a message and tell you be supporting normal thinking. Tell him this town need no education loving tell him to keep fancy business out too. I be agreeing.

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