Letter: And the band played on

Posted 5/18/22

To the editor:The most recent planning board meeting regarding the Robin Rug development project proved to be a lesson in frustration and futility. The only thing missing was a band to compliment the …

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Letter: And the band played on

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To the editor:

The most recent planning board meeting regarding the Robin Rug development project proved to be a lesson in frustration and futility. The only thing missing was a band to compliment the tap dance.

After all these meetings, and at this date, they still could not agree on an accurate number of square footage for the project which ultimately determines the number of units. The prevailing attitude seemed to be that it really does not matter as the Town Council will decide the fate of this project, the Planning Board is simply providing background, accurate or not.

Perhaps the best decision the Town Council could make would be a bond to purchase Robin Rug. Let the tax payers and voters of Bristol decide what’s the best use of this property. All of Bristol should benefit from this, not just a developer out to make a buck.

On another note, Bristol town meetings need to be more objective and less subjective. Being born a Bristolian should not give any board member or public official carte blanche in decisions that affect all town residents.

Paul J. Salesi
249 Hope Street

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