The Shelton Board of Aldermen approved that an . In addition to the $5 million for roads, a second question on the ballot pertains to $1 million for Canal Street reconstruction. In November 2008 the electorate had already defeated a $3 million question for the planning, design, acquisition and construction of Canal Street, formerly known as Shelton Enterprise and Commerce Park.
Before voting takes place the Shelton Aldermen need to explain why the defeated 2008 $3 million Canal Street question was placed on the ballot in the first place. Based on newspaper articles, Canal Street appears to be proceeding quite nicely without the $3 million. On the other hand if the $3 million was indeed needed in 2008, what source of funding filled the $3 million shortfall?
What is the total dollar amount funded, committed and spent with taxpayer dollars for Canal Street? Why, specifically, is an additional $1 million of taxpayer funds needed? What Board, Commission or Corporation is responsible for overseeing the project?
It’s time for the aldermen to step up to the plate and share with taxpayers the entire cost of the Canal Street project. All federal, state and local tax dollars spent and earmarked for Canal Street need to be shared with the public.
Where are the millions of dollars going? Enough is enough!!
Shelton, Connecticut 06484