Sherman to vote on seniors' affordable housing
Published 5:53 pm, Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Sherman residents will vote Friday to approve a one-time allotment of as much as $20,000 to be used for preliminary work for the construction of affordable senior housing.
The vote will take place at 7 p.m. during the town meeting at Sherman School.
The appropriation would be used to conduct an A2 survey,
title search and soil testing on a 47-acre
parcel of town-owned land behind the American Pie Co.
The work is necessary to determine the feasibility of using the site, known locally as the Murphy property.
"These are people who are 65-plus and aging," Mr. Roffwarg said. "They're finding they can't do the steps in their home, can't manage the driveway anymore, can't manage a large house, but have connections to the town and don't want to leave."
First Selectman Clay Cope is an advocate for senior housing. It was a cornerstone in his campaign for first selectman.