There's a this Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30pm at that asks for the public's vote on two items and one is a proposed ice rink in town.
If you haven't heard, two Clinton residents, Joseph Defilippo and Greg Gallo, wish to on Old Nod Road.
The proposal is that they would pay the town $1 a year to lease the property while they go through all the legal motions and approvals such as design review and planning and zoning, to receive the OK on the project. If the rink is built, the two would pay a yearly lease on the property. Financing the project would be the responsibility of Defilippo and Gallo.
If built, the development would bring in tax revenue, add jobs, and hopefully increase economic development activity in town.
Naturally, some folks are for it - others against it - others need to know more.
When the ice rink idea was first posted on the Clinton Patch's Facebook page, the comments were in favor of it such as "I believe most any long term business is a great idea. An ice rink would be great for every family of all ages" and "It's year round fun and use...I hope it goes through!"
One reader sent an opinion piece, a Letter to the Editor stating his reasons for wanting to vote "no" at tomorrow's town meeting.
Will you attend the special town meeting? How will you vote?
Notice for the June 27 Special Town Meeting:
The electors of the Town of Clinton and all other citizens qualified to vote in town meetings of the said Town of Clinton are hereby notified and warned that a Special Town Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, Connecticut to hear and consider the following:
RESOLVED: to approve the line item transfer from General Government by increasing Legal- Other by $47,528 and decreasing Union Negotiator by $25,261 and Insurance by $22,267
RESOLVED: to approve the land lease agreement and future conveyance between the Town of Clinton and Shoreline Ice for approximately nine (9) acres of land on a parcel of property located at Old Nod Road.