Thanks to those who completed our survey regarding the potential installation of synthetic turf and lighting at our middle school fields. The results were presented last week at the First Selectman's Capital Improvement Projects public hearing held at Town Hall on 1/11. At that time, 79 people had responded with 61 saying "no" to synthetic fields, 15 saying "yes," and 3 answering "not sure." Fifty-two (52) people provided comments.
As of today (1/17/18), 90 residents have completed the survey. Seventy-two (72) people said "no" to synthetic fields, 15 people said "yes," and 3 answered "not sure." Sixty people provided comments about their position on the topic. You can read those detailed comments in the attached pdf file below.
The line item of $5 Million for turf at a middle school field has been replaced with a planned spend of $300,000 to investigate the possibility of putting synthetic turf at a middle school field. Please read the story at Greenwich Time for more information about the discussion last Thursday evening.