The administration’s plan to sell multiple town properties exposes a fundamental misunderstanding of their value. Managing our community property is not about what we can get for it, but about what it is worth to us.
These properties give us open space and office space for recreation and town business. The Town Hall Annex is an historic building that adds small-town charm to our municipal center. The Veteran’s Hall is dedicated to those who serve our country. The Board of Education has an auditorium for school events and town meetings, and several acres of sports fields. The Senior Center also has an auditorium and meeting rooms, and social service offices used by our neighbors. Trumbull received the Nature Center at a discount by agreeing that it would remain open space, and it has been a destination for class trips for years.