The litany of woes Horton describes are undeniable: a failing, run down Binney Park, with the pond silted up and reverting to the swamp it once was, benches gone and even our tennis courts still closed five days after the winds knocked down the fencing. Sewer maintenance, new fire house downtown, desired new fire house, NW Greenwich, soil remediation at the high school, deferred maintenance of our schools, etc. etc.
Higher taxes? Pile up more debt? The latter is tempting, given the low interest rates available but it’s also reasonable to fear that dept, if unleashed, will swallow tax revenues.
I’m inclined to think we stop building new until we’ve fixed what we already have but that’s not going to build a new firehouse or even rebuild the existing one and it certainly won’t address the toxic dump at the high school. So ….?