FIRST SELECTMAN HERBST TO ASK TRUMBULL TOWN COUNCIL TO CONSIDER RESOLUTION CALLING FOR TOWN WIDE REFERENDUM ON PROPOSED COMMUNITY CENTER
Herbst: “Now that the Town Council has approved a site location and a conceptual design, I will be asking the Town Council to set a date to allow for a referendum on this project.”
May 4, 2017 - Shortly after announcing that he would not seek a fifth term as First Selectman, First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst on Thursday announced that in the coming weeks he will be submitting a resolution to the Trumbull Town Council for their consideration calling for a referendum on the proposal to construct a multigenerational community center in the center of Town, in close proximity to the municipal campus and the Trumbull Public Library. “Our senior citizens offer so much to our town and ask for so little in return; our young residents must thrive and grow so they see Trumbull as a pride point to live, work and play; our taxpayers deserve modern, efficient destinations that serve an entire community. This is why I fully support our residents to vote for the approval of a community center that will serve as the heart and soul of town.” Herbst noted that a public vote on the matter will culminate with twenty years of debate and discussion regarding a proposed community center, which first started in the administration of First Selectman Kenneth S. Halaby in 1999.
“I will be submitting a resolution asking the Town Council to examine and set an appropriate date for a town wide referendum decided by a vote of the people for this extraordinary community enhancement,” stated Herbst. “In 2009 when I sought this office, I championed, and in 2011, the voters of Trumbull approved a series of Charter revisions and reforms that allow for even greater public participation in referendums on issues of public concern, especially when taxpayer money is being expended on such a monumental capital investment. This referendum will be the first one since the Charter Revisions of 2011.”
Timothy M. Herbst