Monday, May 19, 2008

Bubble Study 5/20

The NHRs Luther Turmelle reports on tomorrow's meeting of the Bubble Study group:

An ad-hoc committee created by the Town Council to review options for reducing subsidies needed to operate the Community Pool will hold its second of three meetings Tuesday.

Committee members — Republican Councilman James Sima and Democratic Councilors Laura DeCaprio and Matt Altieri — will meet with representatitives from the Cheshire-Southington YMCA, the town’s Board of Education and Cheshire High School Athletic Director Steve Trifone. A third meeting will be held May 29 to get input from the public, Altieri said.

The article continued with some spot-on comments from Jimmy Sima:

"I think the public is completely frustrated with the way things are now," said Sima. "Some people want to spend whatever it takes to keep it running and some people want to shut it down or operate it as a seasonal facility. Hopefully, we can find a middle ground."

I'm planning on attending tomorrow's meeting. And I really should attend the meeting of the 29th. I probably should speak a bit, considering I obviously haven't been as clear in my opposition to the pool bubble (as compared to the pool) as I need to be:

(That's a flyer that's been floating around town.)

Tim White


Anonymous said...

I am amazed that the Swimmers feel you are the only one against spending any more money for the pool.
I'll put this in terms they may understand--We are drowning in expenditures for the pool!
This town cannot afford to keep paying more and more each year. It is a complete waste of energy and we need to do something about it.
If these swimmers, their parents and supporters want to keep the pool open through the year, let them pick up the difference.
Do they forget that when we voted to build the pool, we were told that it would be self sufficient?
I haven't forgotten.
Lets see how many actually come here to voice their opinions.

Anonymous said...

If we send in communications or call the TC like this note suggests and we are swimmers, will the TA get mad? Check out the Norton mess video.