At the last Town Council meeting I voted in favor of Resolution TC26-135: To consider and act upon a resolution which would approve the Old Church Hill Road site, (77 Church Hill Road, 85 Church Hill Road, 93 Church Hill Road, 2 South Edgewood Avenue), and conceptual plans for the proposed Trumbull Community Center. I believe in process, and I believe the process of the Community Center Building Committee has led to a beautiful site and attractive concept building, along with land use. As a councilman, to make a clearer decision I need to have more firm costs associated with the project presented before the Town Council takes a final vote on what can be a vital community asset.
Community centers are not just for seniors, not just for kids, not just for families. They offer an enormous variety of educational, social and recreational activities, tailored to what the members of the community are interested in: Community programs and activities, after school and evening recreation, classes, health, wellness and exercise offerings, crafts, lectures, dances, performance art…to name just a few. I have no doubt that when we reach out to our neighbors and make new friends (or renew old ones), our quality of life is increased.