After , residents will have another chance tonight to voice their opinion regarding the best future use of the old East Haven High School at 200 Tyler Street.
The Town Council is to discuss the issue prior to the board's regularly scheduled meeting at the Senior Center. The public hearing, one of three tonight, will begin at 7 p.m.
The agenda for the public hearings and the regular meeting are attached to this article.
A during last November's municipal election to allow voters to choose their preferred option of the three final future use ideas: educational purpose, community purpose and condominiums.
The three choices on the ballot came from the work from put together by former Mayor April Capone.
East Haven residents .
In April, however, Town Attorney Joseph Zullo reported that, in his legal opinion, to call the referendum in the first place — thereby voiding its results.
Although at the same meeting former Town Attorney told the council and maintained the vote was a binding one, the Maturo Administration has continued to move forward with its plans to .
Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr had attempted to move forward a similar plan in his previous administration, which involved selling the property to a private developer for $500,000, but ran into public opposition that derailed the project.
Public Hearing Set
Earlier this summer, some East Haven Democrats criticised the for scheduling a series of closed, informal meetings regarding the old high school.
In response, Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr then and said an upcoming public hearing would be held to present his administration's plans for the 200 Tyler Street site.
Last month, the Town Council set a .
No Discussion on Condominiums?
According to the agenda for tonight's meeting, only two of the three options — community and educational use — are up for discussion during the public hearing.
The third option, condominiums, is not listed on the agenda as a discussion item.
It is unclear at this time of talk of selling the property for the private development of condominiums and/or senior housing will be allowed at tonight's hearing, since it is not listed on the meeting's agenda.