Thursday, July 24, 2008
Draft Common Council resolution opposing Army Reserve Training Center on Boardman Lane
It appears that the Middletown Common Council is preparing to propose, debate and vote on a resolution to oppose building an Army Reserve Training Center on Boardman Lane, in the Westfield section of Middletown.
In a draft of the resolution obtained by the Middletown Eye, the town is calling the Boardman Lane site "completely unsuitable," and supports the use of city resources to assist in preventing the use of Boardman Lane.
Citing concerns about wetlands, water pressure, site grading of the property, traffic, destruction of protected species, loss of historic farm property, the Army's rejection of alternative "suitable sites," and National Environmental regulations, the resolution will be offered for debate at the next meeting of the Common Council on Monday August 4.
The mayor, council members, and concerned residents will be meeting on Monday July 28 with Representative Rosa Delauro to discuss opposition to the plans of the Army Reserve and the Army Corps of Engineers.