In the spirit of the season it is so cheerful to see the sad, antique Mead Park Brick Barn sporting that lovely wreath. Thanks to the person who so thoughtfully placed it there.
Several thoughts with regard to the barn dilemma:
In order to meet the very expensive “needs” of our community our town is faced with having to raise the mill rate to compensate for lower values of our homes and property. Happy Holidays to all!
Our elected officials can change their minds and better allocate the $65,000 allotted for the proposed demolition to a more necessary purpose.
With this prudent, conservative move they can then graciously allow the New Canaan Preservation Alliance to prove their position or not. What they propose will work or it won’t.
Is the push to destroy a piece of the history of our town so imperative that this well-intentioned body should not be given the opportunity to prove itself? In fact a restored Brick Barn is also a piece of our country’s history since they were once common to many communities while today they are rather rare.
I understand we are looking for points of interest as well as commercial businesses to bring visitors and potential home buyers to New Canaan. Our parks are beautiful, God’s Acre with its history and the Historical Society complex offer hours of interesting topics. Driving our country-like roads with the beautiful stone walls of our older homes and landscaping can be magical. I support the restoration of this besieged antique and the acceptance of its historical part in the story of New Canaan.