An online survey has been closed out by the Newtown Community Center Commission, which is moving forward on deciding about what should be included in such a center. Newtown residents had through this weekend to complete a survey about how best to use the $15 million dollar gift from General Electric to create a Community Center to meet the needs of the town. $10 million of the donation is meant to build the facility with the balance to be used to run it for five years.
There are two more public forums being held about the plans. They are Tuesday night at the Senior Center at 7pm and on Saturday at 10am at CH Booth Library.
The Commission was formed by the Board of Selectmen after a committee recommended a 35,000 square foot facility on the Fairfield Hills Campus this spring which many said was essentially a senior center and an aquatics center.