Brookfield finance board approves $800,000 open space purchase

Full story: NewsTimes.com 17
The Board of Finance Wednesday approved the town's $800,000 purchase of a 21.327-acre property off Nabby Road for open space preservation. Full Story
bewilderedinbroo kfield

New Milford, CT

#1 Aug 13, 2009
Thats just what the residents of Brookfield need ! More space that can only be used for passive recreation. Yes, lets all take a walk on another piece of overpriced and unnecesaary piece of property to serve the whim of only a few ! If Ms Eriksen is so inclined on envisioning the property remain as open space, then donate it to the Town with no strings attached !
Brooklyn Bridge for Sale

United States

#2 Aug 13, 2009
There goes the entyire town Conservation Fund balance! Guess they couldn't see the bottom of the real estate market? Hope springs eternal...
Clown Town

United States

#3 Aug 14, 2009
"Half the purchase price will come from the town's open space fund, with the remainder to be acquired through a long-term bond."

If the property owner/seller is so benevolent, then perhaps they should hold the note for the $400,000 balance at 0 percent interest as their special Thank You to the taxpayers for purchasing their overpriced swampland.
UConn Sallly

Southington, CT

#4 Aug 14, 2009
Insane!
Brookfield does not need to PURCHASE any more useless "open space."
A donation of this property sounds in order. Where are the nimby's who wanted the owners of the "cornfield" to donate their commercial property to the town?
Keep the property on the tax rolls!
Wasted Dollars

Deep River, CT

#5 Aug 14, 2009
UConn Sallly wrote:
Insane!
Brookfield does not need to PURCHASE any more useless "open space."
A donation of this property sounds in order. Where are the nimby's who wanted the owners of the "cornfield" to donate their commercial property to the town?
Keep the property on the tax rolls!
That parcel on Nabby Rd is good for nothing - totally useless. At least the "cornfield" would've been usable for the town.
Land Sakes Alive

Meriden, CT

#6 Aug 17, 2009
What a bunch of clueless maroons! Why don't they use "Conservation Committee" dollars to fix potholes - after all, it came from the taxpayers pockets?
Clown Town

Englewood, CO

#7 Aug 17, 2009
Be sure to thank the dynamic duo of Park-Murphy for hatching this hair-brained scheme to waste another $800,000 of our tax dollars...direct from your wallet to their special interest friend's bank account! Wealth distribution is alive and well in Brookfield.

The Team for a New Direction?......... Destructive Change - Incompetent Leadership

Nearing completion of their mission to wreak as much damage as possible on the Silvaggi administration and to "punish the voters", Minority Selectman Joni Park (D) is commended on her "Mission Accomplished" by Democrat Board of Selectman Candidate Howard Lasser:

"I first want to thank Joni Park for her service and long dedication to the town. Though she is leaving the Board of Selectman, I am sure she is not retiring from the scene and I expect we will have cause to call upon her again."..."The fact is, the people we entrusted with the management of our town have failed us."

http://www.brookfieldunited.blogspot.com/

Davidson-Lasser 2009:
More-of-the-Same for More-of-YOUR-Money.
Important

Middlefield, CT

#9 Aug 19, 2009
It is so important for small towns to buy open space. There is so little of it left now. If someone had bought the "cornfield" years ago as passive recreation we wouldn't be going through this issue now. So -once again we are doing the right thing. We will be happy it will remain open. That isn't much money when you think 20 years from now it will be used by people in Brookfield.
Lyme Disease Task

United States

#10 Aug 19, 2009
Important wrote:
It is so important for small towns to buy open space. There is so little of it left now. If someone had bought the "cornfield" years ago as passive recreation we wouldn't be going through this issue now. So -once again we are doing the right thing. We will be happy it will remain open. That isn't much money when you think 20 years from now it will be used by people in Brookfield.
You forgot one thing: NOBODY is going to "use" this land for ANYTHING! Only five people in town have the time to use the "Happy Landings" open space - so who do you suppose is going to use the tick and mosquito-infested plot on Nabby Road, except the neighbors, after a hefty dose of Deep Woods Off?
Parked

United States

#11 Aug 19, 2009
Clown Town wrote:
Minority Selectman Joni Park (D) is commended on her "Mission Accomplished" by Democrat Board of Selectman Candidate Howard Lasser:

"I first want to thank Joni Park for her service and long dedication to the town. Though she is leaving the Board of Selectman, I am sure she is not retiring from the scene and I expect we will have cause to call upon her again."..."The fact is, the people we entrusted with the management of our town have failed us."
Yep - that tells the sordid tale!
Proof

Tarentum, PA

#12 Aug 21, 2009
Tinsley and Lasser walked the property and decided to spend money they don't have. They'll work well together spending your money. We don't need either of them.
outspoken

New Rochelle, NY

#13 Aug 22, 2009
Give me one good reson why it is usable to the town. Lets hear it!!
Wasted Dollars wrote:
<quoted text>
That parcel on Nabby Rd is good for nothing - totally useless. At least the "cornfield" would've been usable for the town.
outspoken

New Rochelle, NY

#14 Aug 22, 2009
Yeah, sounds great in theory. When is the last time you did anything on open space. This money is a being wasted and anybody who approves it is an assho**. Especially that moron Silvaggi, go play golf you useless piece of sh**. people can barely afford taxes right now, and the town is going to spend nearly a million on some crap land. This is rediculus!!!
Important wrote:
It is so important for small towns to buy open space. There is so little of it left now. If someone had bought the "cornfield" years ago as passive recreation we wouldn't be going through this issue now. So -once again we are doing the right thing. We will be happy it will remain open. That isn't much money when you think 20 years from now it will be used by people in Brookfield.
Brookfield Center

Old Saybrook, CT

#15 Aug 22, 2009
outspoken wrote:
Give me one good reson why it is usable to the town. Lets hear it!!
<quoted text>
Well, for starters, Brookfield is "talking" about the need for a new Library, not that I agree about that, but they are "talking" about it. They are also "talking" about a future Teen Center - don't ask me why - but they ARE "talking"... The famous cornfield parcel is right there near Town Hall, the Police Station (which will surely have to grow someday) and of course the Senior Center (currently mothballed). It just might make sense to locate the center of town in the actual "Center of Town" by trying to acquire the field for future Town needs. A Town development would be less impact than any Costco or "Major Shopping Center". Of course, that would depend on how the owners feel... whether they are good stewards, and willing to work with "their" town rather than working against it... everyone has their level... And I don't think I've heard this idea proposed by anyone. I just don't think that the Town can use that Nabby Road land for much more than tick incubation, and they could be putting that effort and cash into this aforementioned other parcel of land. Maybe they really want to buy Nabby so they can cull more deer as part of their BLAST program - keeping the program alive for our boys wearing camouflage? Stupid as THAT idea is! Hey - it IS Brookfield we're talking about here!

Since: Oct 07

Southbury, CT

#16 Aug 23, 2009
It takes discipline and reason to say no to something that is "too good to pass up". The present leaders who are also candidates for the next election acted like kids with some money in their pocket that lacked the discipline to save it instead of spending it on something that is not needed. I hope the voters remember this immaturity and impulsiveness with THEIR money that these people have shown.
F Y I

Southbury, CT

#17 Aug 23, 2009
The Board of Finance approved to send this to a town meeting to give the entire town the opportunity to vote on this project. Projects like this is not decided solely by the Board of Finance. It is up to the electors of the town to buy this property as open space and to have the option to sell the house and barn on the property so the town is not burdened with its maitenance.
Wassup wrote:
It takes discipline and reason to say no to something that is "too good to pass up". The present leaders who are also candidates for the next election acted like kids with some money in their pocket that lacked the discipline to save it instead of spending it on something that is not needed. I hope the voters remember this immaturity and impulsiveness with THEIR money that these people have shown.
Brookfield Pizza

Guilford, CT

#19 Aug 29, 2009
They can add another $150,000 to that town meeting for the additional costs on the Silvermine waterline and another $120,000 for the costs of bringing water to the municipal complex. Spend and bond, spend and bond. That's the answer to controling taxes?

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