Attorney argues Planning Board decision invalid due to improper meeting notice

The Independent
April 30, 2015
by Adam C. Uzialko

MIDDLETOWN — A Superior Court judge is expected to render a decision soon after hearing final arguments in a legal dispute over a proposal to construct a private girls high school in Middletown.

Ron Gasiorowski, attorney for opponents of a plan to build a permanent campus for Trinity Hall on 64 acres along Chapel Hill Road, argued before Judge Paul Kapalko on April 23 that the approval granted by the Planning Board for the girls high school should be invalidated.

He argued that the public was not properly notified of the Planning Board meeting, and the resolution approving Trinity Hall’s plan was drawn up via email, in violation of the Open Public Meetings Act.

The right of the public to participate was denied,” Gasiorowski said, asking the court to vacate the Nov. 5 approval and remand the application back to the Planning Board for a full hearing.

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