The hot topic in New Milford this year was the potential development of the United Water Company property.
It comes as no surprise that the potential development of the United Water property was the hot topic in town this year. With the exception of police matters, this property received the most press in 2012. Here are the top 10 stories regarding the potential development that readers clicked on and shared in 2012: Follow New Milford Patch on Facebook and Twitter; sign-up for New Milford Patch's daily newsletter and have stories like this delivered right to your in-box.
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A professional planner told New Milford zoning officials Tuesday night that affordable housing on the 13-acre United Water parcel is an inherently beneficial use. Under the definition of "inherently beneficial use" a developer can receive variance approval. At Monday's work session, Councilman Austin Ashley pushed to have an additional $143,000 in surplus allocated to pay for the entire cost of the borough's tax reassessment despite Mayor Ann Subrizi's concern that it would diminish the surplus and potentially affect the borough's credit rating. A proposed new multi-use athletic field would cost an estimated $1.9 million, although grants and possible corporate sponsorship could reduce the amount the average New Milford taxpayer would pay, …