DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor, up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the editor:
Last November, I suggested the Board of Selectmen take a leadership roll in regard to (installing permanent) Darien High School lights.
The suggestion was welcomed by a group of neighbors who have opposed the lights. They invited me to discuss the issue with them back in January.
For the past several months, the neighbors and I have been working on a solution.
My plan was to present a solution with the neighbors' blessing before the Board of Selectmen. However, I did not anticipate Superintendent Brenner’s proclamation on the need for lights happening so soon.
Therefore, in an attempt to expedite things and pave the way for a conversation between the neighbors, the Board of Education and Planning and Zoning, I am making the following announcement:
On behalf of the neighbors, we are releasing a letter to the community stating the neighbors are willing to say “yes” to permanent lights at Darien High School but subject to reasonable guidelines for use.
I still urge the Board of Selectmen to take a leadership role by reviewing and endorsing the guidelines so that we may move forward as a community cooperatively and with positive momentum.
With that said, I willingly present these guidelines to the community as reasonable and fair and I hope we can move forward with mutual neighborly respect for each other.
Selectman, Town of Darien
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