Pomfret senior residents - who were shut out of discussions on program reductions by the town - will get a chance to voice their thoughts on a new site.
This afternoon at 3:30 in town hall, board members are asking for residents' comments regarding the move to the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in the village. If the town does formally approve the lease, it will be for only Monday, Wednesday, and Friday's from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"If we do go there, which I think we will - there is no reason why we wouldn't - we will have a lease agreement from April through Dec. 31. And if - and this is a big if - if seniors are willing to step up and volunteer to take responsibility for organizing the events," said Town Board member Pat Christina.
Pomfret reduced its senior funding in 2012 to $15,000, a decrease of more than $33,000 from last year. In the meantime in 2011, the board bought a new $26,000 truck, paid $465 for a Christmas dinner for town officials and found it necessary to purchase a new plow blade for $5,000.
The way it looks from here is spending money is important to Pomfret when it serves the interests of the town government, not the residents.