Letter: Statute doesn’t mandate commission’s authority

To the editor,

In state statute Sec. 7-131a, it is not a mandated requirement that authority for supervising passive open space must be transferred to a conservation commission, as stated in the letter to the editor “Conservation Commission should oversee open space,” which was published July 21. The word the statute uses is “may.”

Linda Ramos

Naugatuck

The writer is the chair of the Naugatuck Park Commission.