To the Editor:
Please vote NO to Stop the Shuffle on Dec. 13.
The Shuffle’s primary goal is to provide an appropriate and safe facility for seniors. I am not persuaded that Darien needs to relocate the Board of Education to expensively renovated space, nor a full-service Community Center, to meet that goal.
Unfortunately, our elected officials did not consider other options before voting to increase our indebtedness by $6.979 million. Worse, they did not seek solid information about operating expenses for a full-service Community Center. These failings affect every taxpayer, especially (and ironically) seniors living on fixed or declining incomes.
We finally have the will to solve our Senior Center problem. Let’s consider building a right-size Senior Center on Edgerton, or renovating vacant space in Town Hall, before implementing a costly plan just because it’s the plan at hand. On Dec. 13, vote NO to Stop the Shuffle.