The proposed Sunderland Town hall building blueprints are finalized and approved. The Selectboard now will work to sell the proposed blueprints to the residents of Sunderland. Public comment on the blueprints has been received.
If you didn't know anything about this, you are not alone!
The Town of Sunderland lacks an effective means of alerting and connecting with its residents when issues that directly affect them are in process of being determined by town officials. I've asked a number of people are they aware the building blueprints were finalized and in all cases none knew, much less that the time period for public comment on the blue prints existed.
Why is it so hard for town officials to inform the residents when major issues are on the table?
I would wager to this day that property owners on Borough Road have no idea their land use rights were changed a few months back. A loud outcry came from property owners affected by the new flood plain regulations because of missed vital time lines. Will they be alerted when the new changed regulations are being voted on? And now we have the town hall building blueprints that seemed to fly through the selectboard.
Residents at Town Meeting will have to approve the building design but the opportunity to change it before then has gone by. Coming up soon is the determination of the proposed repairs to the Kelley Stand Road.