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Thursday, April 19 News

Letter: Quits RTM, vows to remain active

I have resigned as a District 1 Representative Town Meeting member. If anyone would like to read the letter of resignation I sent to RTM Moderator, Eileen Lavigne Flug, I would be pleased to provide it. Just send me an email: donlbergmann@sbcglobal.net.

Suffice it say for this communication, I have concluded that I can be more effective in addressing town, District 1 and constituent issues as a private citizen. The major factor underlying my conclusion involves a neighborhood matter which, by reason of the reaction and advice given to me with respect to my conduct, I concluded that I would be uncomfortable in addressing that and similar matters as a member of the RTM.

I will continue to be engaged in town and citizen issues but as a private citizen. That engagement will include District 1 concerns when asked or on my own initiative. Some examples are the Compo Beach Improvement Committee efforts, a petition for a speed hump on Harbor Road and planning and zoning activities, including actions of the Zoning Board of Appeals that trouble me. I also hope to contriubute to the Downtown Steering Committee efforts, to promote and improve our park lands and, most dramatically at the moment, to prevent the siting of a 120-foot-tall cell tower at 92 Greens Farms Road.

I expect also to continue to express my concerns with our Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education.

Thanks to all.

Don Bergmann

Former RTM member

District 1