To the Editor:

March 19

The Borough of Bantam’s warden and the chairpersons of Bantam Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals have all served many decades. They would like to step down. The warden is willing to stay on another year, if a person volunteers to be mentored in that role. The boards also need new members, both full and alternate.

If you are a borough resident with a deep knowledge of Bantam, please volunteer to help lead the borough.

Why do we want to keep the Borough of Bantam?

·        Bantam has always been the entrepreneurial and artistic part of Litchfield.

·        The members of planning and zoning and the ZBA respect the integrity of the borough’s residential and entrepreneurial communities.

What is at stake? The borough could become extinct.

Visit meetings at Bantam Borough Hall and see how to bring your talents to the table.

Planning and Zoning Commission: First Tuesday of the month, 7:30 pm.

Zoning Board of Appeals: Second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.

Board of Warden and Burgesses: Second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

An election is to be held this spring for the Board of Warden and Burgesses. We need new names on the ballot. You can become a member of P&Z and ZBA at any time.

Carol Powers and Anne Haas