What on earth is the First Selectman of Middlefield thinking? Now there is this huge rush to take a parcel out of the Powder Ridge property, but there is no site plan. The land can have at least one house built on it, maybe more in this AG2 Zone. Who is he doing this for?
The First Selectman may say that he is acting in a “business-friendly” manner, but wasn’t it strange then, for him to drag his feet on the Alpine Ridge deal resulting in the loss of the deal through neglect and delay? That inaction literally chased away those investors.
All of the electors of the Town of Middlefield own Powder Ridge. Are we willing to let one person make any and all decisions on its disposition behind closed doors and just let it happen? We voted at referendum to bond the land for “a ski area and open space.” Are we willing to allow houses to be built up there and just go along with whatever Brayshaw has cooked up?
I say that the First Selectman cannot possibly have this town’s best interests at heart. He is acting in an irresponsible and short-sighted way. He can tell us that I am wrong, but how can he prove that? Everything has been done secretly, behind closed doors in 40 or more private Executive Sessions.
Ellen C. Waff