Tonight Branford's will hear from concerned parents regarding a request to have better at . Nichole Cipriano, the parent behind the 100-signature petition being presented to the RTM tonight, said via phone today that she's concerned for the students at the middle school and the learning environment there.
While Cipriano hopes for less open space, another Branford resident is also presenting his neighborhood-signed letter of support for the RTM to accpet more than 7 acres of open space off of Ivy Street.
One Man’s Quest for Open Space
Tonight before Branford full RTM, an Ivy Street resident, will be imploring the town’s governing body to accept about downtown.
The property which is accessed via Hillside Avenue and boarders Cedar Street, North Main Street and Ivy Street, was gifted to the town by Branford developer Alex Vigliotti of Vigliotti Construction. Vigliotti has plans to develop three senior housing complexes called Founder’s Village on the property behind Rose Hill Apartments but below the open space. The Branford Land Trust will manage the property with Parks & Open Space overseeing maintenance of it.
There are some notions that this property could have possible contamination and the RTM may not accept the parcels tonight.
Parents Rally Against Too Much Open Space
PTA president Nichole Cipriano will be presenting a petition signed by 100 Francis Walsh Intermediate School parents imploring the RTM to look into the overall student welfare at the middle school given the lack of sound proofing and walls.