Plans are in the air to sell Powder Ridge to Sean Hayes. I am asking why are we overlooking the fact that a large percentage of Middlefield’s residents do not ski. What’s in this deal for them? If we get a fair price we could either enlarge the existing Community Center or build a new one up at Powder Ridge. How does a community owned health club with an indoor pool sound? How do a larger Senior Center, larger DMY&FS space, larger Historical Society space, offices for Emergency Management and Park and Rec sound? Currently the property is owned by all the people of Middlefield. We all deserve some benefit from it! A lease agreement or a higher sale price would allow us to do these very needed improvements. Why settle?
This is the largest deal ever in the history of the town, why let it slip it through our fingers? I am in favor of skiing but I also feel there should be something for the rest of the people as well who are paying for this with their taxes! If Mr. Hayes buys it for this small amount he is getting the “deal of the century” he doesn’t have to pay to clear trees off the slopes or do any of the basic work, the valuable infrastructure is already there - the roads, parking lots, etc.! Let’s get a better deal.
Susan K. Heuberger R.N.