I wanted to prepare an update for the community on the potential sale of town owned property in Trumbull. There has been a great deal of information circulating, some of which is accurate, some of which is not. Given that I am the person at Town Hall most closely involved with the potential sale of municipal property, I felt it was important to lay out for the community where we are in the process of considering any sale and related facts.
In order to provide some context, approximately 24% of Trumbull's grand list is tax-exempt (not including roads, highways or State owned property)-high for a community with no hospitals or universities. Given that Trumbull is developed largely as a residential community, this reality places an additional tax burden on residential homeowners. At the same time, I know that Trumbull residents value their open space and parkland. Trumbull has more parkland per capita than almost any other community in Connecticut. Just this week, we are finalizing the acquisition of 8.2 acres of deed restricted open space to Trumbull. This acreage was most recently owned by the State of Connecticut, and at one time was considered for road and highway expansion.