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Letter to the Editor: 'The Brookfield Chamber believes that voting in a positive way on Kids Kingdom...'

The Chamber of Commerce weighs in on the Kids Kingdom debate.

The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, at its monthly Board Meeting, discussed the current referendum that would appropriate funds for the Kids Kingdom Playground located on the site of the Brookfield Town Hall. The Board was in agreement that the project was very well thought out and should go forward .

Part of the purpose of the Brookfield Chamber, as stated in the bylaws, “is to develop, encourage, promote and protect the commercial, industrial, professional and general business interests of the community and to promote the civic interests and general welfare of the Town of Brookfield and its trade area.”

Under this guise, the Brookfield Chamber believes that voting in a positive way on the Kids Kingdom project is in keeping with this purpose. Improvement of the recreational facilities will not only improve the quality of life of the residents of the town of Brookfield, but will make the town more attractive to potential residents, who will provide support for the town businesses. If the town is vital, it will then in turn, attract new businesses to Brookfield and directly contribute to the economic viability of the town as a whole.

It is also the understanding of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce that this project, over a 20-year financing period, will cost each family $2.50/yr. There will be no additional tax burden placed on the residents or businesses of the town of Brookfield, as the funding fits into the debt structure of the town. Taking a positive stand on the Kids Kingdom Playground Referendum on Tuesday, March 8, is a good economic decision.

For more information about the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce please visit our website or call Susan Murphy, executive director, at 203 775-8282. 

Ray DiStephan March 06, 2011 at 01:37 PM
"....Brookfield's real estate market is so poor now-a-days." http://www.housatonictimes.com/articles/2011/03/04/news/brookfield/doc4d7042039d359614896973.txt
Rob Gianazza March 06, 2011 at 03:07 PM
Mr. DeVaux, you are spreading an unfair misnomer. I asked a member of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce the question about Three Oaks, a business located in Bethel. Three Oaks was a member of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce at that time. Please verify your facts before you share them with the community.
Stanley Parker March 06, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Here is an idea. This should satisfy Davidson, Lasser and company. Rather than build a Cadillac playground for a half million dollars, lets build a Rolls Royce playground for a million dollars. $350,000 sounds pretty good to me. Folks , lets do the right thing and vote no on Tuesday
Steven DeVaux March 07, 2011 at 01:36 AM
Who said anything about Three Oaks. There you go again, jumping to conclusions just like with Doc.
Steven DeVaux March 07, 2011 at 01:49 AM
Brookfield is so awash in money these days... http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Gas-heating-oil-prices-skyrocket-in-Greater-1042978.php

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