Ushering in a new era usually involves some change. And that\u2019s what happened at Monday night\u2019s Trumbull Town Council meeting when the town\u2019s Senior\/Community Center and Library Study Building Committee successfully rebranded itself as the Trumbull Community Center Study and Building Committee in a discussion that referenced and considered calls to slow down the committee\u2019s process. A few dozen residents, made up of mostly senior citizens, came out to hear the committee\u2019s quarterly report Monday and witnessed the vote on a name change, as well as the appointment of new committee member \u2014 Planning and Zoning Commissioner David Preusch. However, those advocating for more research to assess what the town population wants for a new facility, walked away unable to change the committee\u2019s decision to go ahead with plans to hear two site proposals from four local architecture firms. \u201cMy suggestion is to follow the successful model used by the library, which I have talked about throughout this process,\u201d said Vicki Tesoro, who ran for first selectman in last year\u2019s municipal election. \u201cI continue to urge you to direct the Building Committee to hire an independent consultant to both design and implement a professional anonymous survey and to facilitate any other meetings such as focus groups and public hearings. \u00a0 \u201cThis will guarantee the integrity of the data collected and ensure that residents can freely express their opinions,\u201d she added. Tesoro was one of a dozen people who spoke on the subject during the public comment segment of the council\u2019s meeting, with many senior citizen speakers passionately asking for a new center to replace the current one located at 23 Priscilla Place. \u00a0 First Selectman Tim Herbst was the final speaker before the formal meeting began and he spoke extensively on the history of the research into a new community center that goes back over 17 years. He told the room that the 2014 Plan for Conservation Development was conducted by an independent, non-partisan consulting group that determined a new community center and senior center ranked as the top two priorities on Trumbull\u2019s infrastructure needs over the next 10 years. Herbst also highlighted how he believed the inclusion of a new survey and request for feedback in the annual tax mailing will generate a substantial increase in information to guide the process going forward. Four architects, two sites Committee co-chairmen Dan Marconi and Joe Pifko provided a quarterly update on the project to the room. Despite Tesoro and others calls to slow down the process, the committee has decided to go ahead with the plans it approved at a May 24 meeting, which are to allow four, local architectural firms to make presentations later this month for two potential sites \u2014 the Long Hill Administration building and the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center. Mr. Pifko said that the committee will be assessing each firm\u2019s ideas against the same 10 questions for both renovating an existing building and beginning from open space. \u00a0 He made it very clear that neither of these locations have been officially selected as potential sites and that \u201cwe are still at the beginning of the process.\u201d If in the future the committee decides to recommend a site for consideration, several other town departments would need to become involved, such as Planning and Zoning and the Police Department in accordance with town rules for new public buildings. Studious building A substantial amount of debate \u2014 about 30 minutes of the meeting \u2014 concerned the resolution to change the official name of the committee from the Senior\/Community Center and Library Study and Building Committee to the Trumbull Community Center Building Committee. \u00a0 Since the library portion of the committee\u2019s work had ended months ago, as the library pursues its own study, the essence of the debate concerned whether both \u201cSenior\u201d and \u201cStudy\u201d should be removed. \u00a0 It was quickly obvious that although much of the impetus for a new facility concerns the seniors, the Town Council wants to move ahead with the assumption that a new building will need to serve all age groups in the community. \u00a0 However, the original resolution on the agenda called for \u201cStudy\u201d to be removed. \u00a0 Members from both sides of the political aisle overruled a minority of Republicans to have \u201cStudy\u201d remain in the committee\u2019s name, noting that they felt it was important to convey to the public that no final decision to build or renovate had yet been reached, and that a lot work must be done before the process to actually begin building or renovating will commence. One open position Also on the agenda were two resolutions to elect a new person for the eight-member committee, with only one opening available. The first candidate was Cindy Katske, an attorney who was praised by several members of the Town Council for her work on the charter revision. She narrowly lost her bid for election to the committee in an 8-9-1 vote. The second candidate, David Preusch, an architect who worked on the Trumbull High School renovation committee and member of the town\u2019s Planning and Zoning Commission, was subsequently elected to the open position. \u00a0 Councilman Bill Mecca asked if it would be possible to expand the committee to allow both candidates to join the committee. Chairman Carl Massaro said that it may be possible in the future, as the project expands, but that it was not possible as part of Monday\u2019s night agenda. Pifko and Massaro told The Times after the meeting that they didn\u2019t know if the new survey would be anonymous.