Wednesday night the Branford Board of Selectmen had a brief meeting, which included the delivery of a petition opposing the placement the Branford Public Works facility on the 10-acre piece of the 77-acre town-owner property on Tabor Drive. The BOS previously voted to advance an expenditure of a $325,000 design budget for the placement of the PWD at the Town’s Tabor site.
Leading the charge is Ray Ingraham, 5th District Representative, who serves the people living near the location of the proposed facility. Ingraham is also the chair of the Republican Town Committee.
According to Ingraham’s breakdown, 66 percent of the 172 residents who signed the petition live in his district. Thirty percent are registered republican, 23 percent are registered democrat, 37 percent are registered unaffilliated and 10 percent are "other." See full breakdowns attached in PDF.
The petition, see a full breakdown attached in PDF, read:
“We the undersigned do not agree with the Board of Selectman’s decision to go ahead with placement of a Public Works facility on the property known as Tabor.
We respectfully ask that this board reconsider this action.
We also ask the Board of Finance and Representative Town Meeting not approve any funding of a Public Works Facility at the Tabor site."
Ingraham stated to the BOS, “This report is as of 12/5/2012 at 2PM , BoS, RTM and BoF members will receive updates on a regular basis.”
The RTM meets next Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. at the Branford Fire Department in the community room.
You can learn more about the petition in our latest story and also read the background on the decision to advance plans to place the PWD on the Tabor property by clicking here.