Last Tuesday night, after the results of the election were announced at the polls, Dave Bowers was shaking his head and saying that he couldn’t understand the voters rejecting the asset management plan. Yesterday, that same issue was brought up again in the Grunter editorial. What’s puzzling to them is that they see this as the way to resolve many of the infrastructure issue.
I’m not puzzled at all. Let’s look at the planning process in place already, the Capital Improvement Plan, or CIP. For the past five years, this group has been putting millions into the CIP for Brewster Hall renovation, with no public input and arguably without adequate public support. Then when it comes time to justify the big warrant articles, the CIP is cited as one of the reasons to do it. Behind the curtain, it’s all the same people.
So why would the citizens of Wolfeboro want to commission and fund yet another feeder committee that will be used to justify poorly conceived and unsupported plans? I get it.