Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Special Council Meeting for Dedication Recent Purchase of Open Space Thursday



PRESS RELEASE from Office of Planning Zoning and Conservation: 
"As most of you know, the City Council appropriated funding earlier in July to buy a beautiful, 50-acre parcel in Maromas as open space.
The City Council will be MEETING in Special Session  Thursday July 11 at 7pm. formally dedicate that parcel to honor Katchen Coley, naming it the Katchen Coley Mountain Laurel Preserve.
I encourage all of you to come and celebrate this with Katchen, who will be there. The Council agenda does allow for people to speak on that agenda, so I assume you will have the opportunity to say a few words, also.
PLEASE feel free to forward this, and to let others know about this special occasion."

Read more about this purchase and open space dedication from our article about the last council meeting:
http://www.middletowninsider.com/2013/07/council-honors-enviromental-activist.html

Coley was honored for her years of services to the city in a proclamation from the then mayor and common council dedicated to her in 2004. Coley is the longest sitting member of the board of The Connection Inc. , an advocate for the restoration of Wadsworth Mansion, and a proponent of preserving open space in the Maromas and Westfield sections of town.

Read the write up with more details about Coley's life as an activist as published by the Hartford Courant : http://articles.courant.com/2004-11-02/news/0411020293_1_council-meeting-open-space-bond-nature-trails

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