Letter: Selectman calls for special meeting
To the editor,
It is Tuesday morning and I am still surprised at something that occurred at last night’s Beacon Falls Board of Selectmen meeting. On the agenda was a discussion of a drainage issue at a property on South Main Street owned by Mario Trepca, LLC. The issue involves a town-owned drainage pipe and the desire of the property owner to reroute the drainage to a better location. Since the pipe is owned by the town, he was asking if the town would share the cost of the project.
There were no representatives from either the property owner or from the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission present to answer questions, and I had several to ask in order to make an informed decision. When I asked the First Selectman for that information, if he had it, or for a slight delay in order to obtain it, he responded that my not wanting to take a vote that night constituted a “No” vote on my part, and that he was now done with the matter entirely.
To say I was shocked by his position is an understatement. There is absolutely no reason why a special Board of Selectmen meeting cannot be scheduled in the very near future to get enough information to make a decision on a project that could bring new business into this community, rather than simply rejecting it out of hand because the First Selectman is “done” with it.
I regret needing to use this forum, but time is short for the rest of the building season, so I call upon the First Selectman to schedule a special Board of Selectmen meeting within the next 10 days in order to fully, and fairly, answer the question on behalf of all parties in this matter.
Christopher J. Bielik