To the Editor
We need a new garage to provide necessary services for the town but this garage, if rebuilt in its current location, will fail the needs of our community now and in the decades to come.
We must not build this garage on our river.
Thirty years of development plans have recommended moving the town garage away from its site on the banks of the Farmington River. The town Plan of Conservation and Development recommended to use that space for recreation and for ‘open space.’ The Upper Mill Pond Management Plan recommends using that space for recreation. Rebuilding at its current site ignores the Permanent Municipal Building Committee and we as a town have already voted to move the garage from its site at 50 (Old) River Road.