Letter: Looking for Leadership in New Milford
The proposed development of the United Water property builds support in neighboring towns.
To The Editor:
New Milford's mayor stated "the only way to stop overdevelopment is to stop people from coming here.
"This is not a statement I want to hear from a leader of the town I live in. It sounds like she has given up. It sounds like a cop out to me. It sounds weak and not inspiring. It sounds like she has no fight left. (Oradell beat Walgreens. I want Mayor Murray as our leader!)
I want a leader who is willing to take the responsibility for land management. A leader who knows what is right and wants to protect the well being of all citizens. I want a leader who holds the vision of all the citizens not just the few or her own. I want a leader who is forward thinking in protecting the size of our town and the development of its land.
We see what happens to companies without such leadership, Kodak, Lehman Brothers, US post office and several banks. They no longer exist or are struggling to stay a viable entity.
We are taught at a young age to be smart about what we are responsible for.
Remember the story of the three little pigs? The ones who did not act responsibly lost everything. The one who was smart and responsible kept everything and the rest looked to her for support.
Is this where New Milford is headed? Losing everything and looking to our strong, smart and responsible neighbors in surrounding towns for support?
It is foolish to build by a river, whether it floods right now or not. This is basic common sense. I spoke with an eleven year old girl at the swim club and she stated the same. It does not make sense to build where it floods.
The developer wants to make money. Our current mayor is giving into the developers.
What is the real reason for our leadership's weakness?