Petition Forces May 31 Special Town Meeting on Remaining South Park Parcel

Enough residents signed a petition to force a special town meeting scheduled for May 31 and a possible referendum vote to place a permanent conservation easement on 10 acres of town-owned land on South Park Avenue.

The 10 acres are part of a 29-acre town-owned parcel. Earlier this Continue reading “Petition Forces May 31 Special Town Meeting on Remaining South Park Parcel”

Board of Selectmen Meeting of May 19, 2022

The Board of Selectmen held its second regular monthly May meeting on May 19, 2022 with all members present in person. The board approved the minutes from its May 5 regular meeting and approved two tax refunds as recommended by the tax collector. Both of these actions are routine Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting of May 19, 2022”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Editors’s note: The following update to First Selectman Bindelglass’s 5/13/22 Message was posted to the town website on 5/17/22.

UPDATED-5/17/22 A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Good afternoon,

As a follow up to my last post, I want to present some updated information Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Letter: Vote NO on May 3

To the Editor:

A Response To Selectman Bob Lessler’s Letter On South Park

1) The “bugaboo” with regard to South Park is that the property is somehow endangered by ownership by the Town of Easton. It is not. Simply stating something over and over again does not make it so. Not Continue reading “Letter: Vote NO on May 3”

Letter: Turn Out and Vote ‘Yes’

To the Editor:

I have just read the booklet sent by mail from the Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG), which I received on Friday. I have read their prior booklets as well. I do not find their argumentation very clear or convincing.

Citizens for Easton (CFE) strongly endorses Continue reading “Letter: Turn Out and Vote ‘Yes’”

Op-Ed: Vote ‘Yes’ on May 3–and Let’s Set the Record Straight About Affordable Housing

I want to add my voice to the chorus singing the praises of the sale of approximately 19 acres of the South Park Avenue property to the Aspetuck Land Trust. This plan is the very best way to permanently protect and preserve this environmentally sensitive parcel along the Mill River.

Continue reading “Op-Ed: Vote ‘Yes’ on May 3–and Let’s Set the Record Straight About Affordable Housing”

Letter: Vote YES for South Park Sale–Remember 2008?

To the Editor:

I think we should all be clear on the history of the South Park Avenue property going back to 2008. In 2008, the Town was confronted with a developer who wanted to put essentially 72 double-wide trailers on slabs on the property using the affordable housing statues Continue reading “Letter: Vote YES for South Park Sale–Remember 2008?”

Letter: Vote NO on South Park Sale–The Town Owns It, It Is Not In Need Of Rescue

To the Editor:

1) This is not Trout Brook Valley. The Town of Easton already owns the property. It is not in development danger unless one considers the Affordable Housing Committee’s report suggesting the remaining 10 acres might be suitable for a cluster housing project. Ironic, Continue reading “Letter: Vote NO on South Park Sale–The Town Owns It, It Is Not In Need Of Rescue”

Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ to Approve Sale to Aspectuck Land Trust

To the Editor:

The purpose of this letter is to explain why the majority of the South Park Advisory Committee supported Aspectuck Land Trust’s acquisition of 19 acres of the Town’s South Park property.

Throughout its tenure, the Committee was informed by multiple organizations Continue reading “Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ to Approve Sale to Aspectuck Land Trust”

Letter: Easton Selectmen Have Option to Put Affordable Housing on South Park Ave. Property

To the Editor:

At the April 25 Easton Town Meeting it became clear why the upper portion of our precious town-owned South Park Ave. property does not have a Conservation Easement that prevents development on the property: P&Z and the selectmen want the option to use it for an affordable Continue reading “Letter: Easton Selectmen Have Option to Put Affordable Housing on South Park Ave. Property”

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