Letter: The People Have Spoken

Tuesday night’s Town referendum had a tremendous turn out. Congratulations to all of us for voting “YES” to all 5 items.

Item 5 on the ballot.

“As an advisory question, should the Town of Easton appropriate $249,400 for the local match requirement (20% of the total project cost of $1,247,000) for the costs associated with constructing a multi-use/pedestrian path along Sport Hill Road from the entrance of Helen Keller Middle School to the crosswalk at Silverman’s Farm pursuant to the Town “transportation alternatives set-aside” application submitted to the Connecticut Department of Transportation on August 29, 2019?”

Was decisively approved, 708 yes votes to 604 no votes.

It is now up to the Board of Finance to vote again on funding this Town wide supported project. All the information was made available to the people in various formats over the last week. I am optimistic that the BOF will adopt a vision of nobility & worth for the residents of Easton. The BOF should shoulder the responsibility that they were elected to do, personal views should be cast aside. To all BOF members, please vote with the will of people. Vote to fund the Town’s share of this much needed project. All too often some BOF members have a presupposition to Town issues. This is a time to support the people so we can obtain the common goals of safety and connectivity for all.

Raymond Martin, Vice Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission