“Taxes are going up,” Councilman Paul Shapiro declared at last night’s Special Town Council Meeting.
And with that bone chilling long over due pronouncement, the Democratic Grand Poobas of the Brotherhood of the Noodle made absolutely certain with their vote in favor of two new schools (over renovating existing schools) that taxes will indeed go up and up for years and years to come.
In last evening’s Special Town Council Meeting the ‘gang that couldn’t shoot straight’ declared—one of Mansfield’s neighborhood schools must go!”
It was clear that these wizards of fuzzy magical thinking sealed the deal (outside Council chambers) long before last night’s meeting when dozing Councilman Carl Schaefer woke up from hyper-sleep long enough to make the motion to present new construction as the Dems choice, and then, promptly returned to sleep.
New construction it shall be, if the Dems have their way!
I say, “Let the fun begin!”
Once reality sets in that one of Mansfield’s charming neighborhood schools must go, and someone’s young Mary Jane or Johnny Bob will ride the bus forever (up to an hour by CT Statute), the passions will run high to “save our neighborhood schools.”
At a public hearing scheduled for March 5 (at a place yet to be determined) hordes of screaming young parents will have the opportunity to tell their (child-free) mostly retired, comatose, elected public officials why their neighborhood school should be preserved.
Either through incompetence, neglect, or cunning strategy much of the work needed to renovate the three existing schools falls under the category of deferred maintenance—new boilers, new roof, and new gymnasium floors? Nothing in Option A Baseline argues in favor of replacing the three schools.
What Baseline A does argue in favor of is replacing the current Town leadership for its failure to perform.
Gosh! Imagine if every homeowner could cast away their existing old homes, raze them to the ground and start over? Wouldn’t you like that option?
And, if you paid close attention to Democratic Town Committee Chairman (and Chairman of the Board of Education), Marc LaPlaca, the Mansfield Democrats are running on a solid platform of property tax increases for all, and as twisted, and cozy an unethical Town Code of Ethics, as you can sneak by the naïve unsuspecting public. What in god’s name happened to the common sense Mansfield Democrat of old?
What a lovely bunch of coconuts, indeed!