I call on the Republican administration to immediately stop the planning and design of the Senior/Community Center. Not one more penny of taxpayer money should be spent on this project. This is not the right time, the right building or the right location for this Center that now has a projected cost of over $20 million. Given the uncertainty of the state budget and other priorities in our town, now is not the time to saddle the community with a project that we don’t even know the people of Trumbull want.
The better alternative is to sell the properties on Old Church Hill Road for residential use as called for in the Plan of Conservation and Development. Obtain a cost estimate of what it would take to completely renovate the existing senior center. Those costs will be offset by the grant already procured by then Senator Musto to refurbish the kitchen and any remaining proceeds from the sales of the Old Church Hill properties, if any.