At the November 4, 2020, City Charter Revision Commission meeting, Chairman Robert Blanchard suggested the City of Middletown could introduce legislation in Hartford to have the Westfield Fire Department’s charter with the State revised or revoked, thereby allowing the City of Middletown to proceed with consolidating the three separate fire districts into one district under control of the city. The State would have to revoke South Fire District’s charter as well.
This Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 7pm, members of the public will be able to address the City Charter Revision Commission. It is critically important that residents weigh in on the proposal to consolidate the three fire districts. The meeting can be attended electronically here: https://www.middletownct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=244 You will be able to electronically raise your hand and speak at the meeting.
Written comments can be submitted ahead of the meeting to the City Charter Revision Commission at CharterRevision@MiddletownCT.gov. Be sure to ask specifically that your comments are read into the record during the meeting.
The prior meeting (November 4, 2020) can be streamed from here:
Minutes from that meeting, which include the discussion on fire district consolidation, are here: