Public hearing to be held on former school use proposal

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By John Barnhart

    Town Council authorized, last week after closed door meetings,  a public hearing on a proposal made by David McCormack to repurpose the empty school buildings of Bedford Middle School and Old Yellow. The hearing will be held in Council chambers on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.
    According to Town Manager Bart Warner, Council felt they needed to gauge public feeling on the project. At present, there is no tentative agreement between McCormack and the town.
    “Neither party has agreed to anything,” Warner said.
    “This is kind of unusual,” Warner said of holding a hearing without a tentative agreement, “but this is an unusual project.”
    Warner said councilmen cannot answer questions at the hearing. He said questions asked will be written down and the questioner will be given answers later.
    “We are there exclusively to listen,” Warner said.