On Tuesday, July 17, the long awaited referendum to decide the fate of Old Town Hall will finally take place. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
First Selectman Matthew Knickerbocker said that due to the legal language that must appear on the ballot, residents are sure to face confusion when they show up to vote.
"There is a huge danger of confusion over this ballot," Knickerbocker said. "The question to be decided is not whether or not to raze old town hall; it is whether or not to overturn the decision of the Board of Selectmen to raze old town hall."
What this means to voters is:
Vote NO if you want to maintain the Selectman's decision to demolish the building.
Vote YES if you wish to overturn the Selectmen's decision, and to keep the building.
"We have already had many confused residents ask about this here in my office as they were attempting to fill out their absentee ballots," Knickerbocker said.