Gilead Garage Sale
I want to thank the town of Gilead for their courage and unbiased support on the purchase of property issue. In regard to Mr. Brearley's questions and concerns I hope to clear up a few things for not only him but anyone else who read the article as well.
It is not my intention to debate or argue the five points addressed by Mr. Brearley last week, only because all of these questions were answered at the very first meeting regarding the purchase.
Anyone who attended the meeting would know that the building is not available for short sale or auction, as he implied. The town has been discussing this property for many months now, and an open house was also hosted by the realtor for the townspeople in October. This meeting and the open house gave the taxpayers of Gilead two major opportunities to ask questions and voice their opinions to myself and others.
There has already been one voting process on whether or not to proceed to the negotiation of the peoperty, which ended in a 29-19 favor. There will be one more meeting for price negotiations directly followed by a vote from the taxpayers of Gilead.
It has also come to my attention that a group of concerned citizens have circulated a petition that includes at least 40 signatures in order to hasten the process, and it shows that the interest is growing in numbers.
Finally, the concern that my realtor is also a selectman and resident of the town is irrelevant to the issue since she cannot vote. The town has expressed the need for garage space for many years and now the opportunity is in reach, and since all of the details have been worked out with a fine-tooth comb, its fate lies in the hands of the citizens of Gilead and will be determined at the next meeting.