Many seniors attended the recent Town Council meeting and gave officials a standing ovation once the decision was made to do the senior center work.
Councilors also asked seniors to give them a “wish list” of other things that may need to be done.
“It’s an old building,” Town Councilor Joe Green said. “I’m very happy and this is long overdue.”
Hart said seniors in town also gave a unanimous vote of confidence that they loved the senior center and wanted to remain there.
“We will look honestly and candidly at the problems we have there,” Hart said. “We will get together a plan for next budget season.”
Town Council Chairman John Farrell apologized to the town’s seniors for letting some major repairs fall by the wayside at the center and encouraged them to speak up when there was trouble.
“It’s a disgrace to this community and to you as individuals,” he said. “Please, squeaky wheel it.”