To the Editor:
I am extremely frustrated and concerned by the article printed in last week’s Darien Times titled: Pear Tree proposed renovation plans. The final paragraph is a quote from Jayme Stevenson, “So, if the Police Commission requests that office space is included in any Pear Tree Beach facility FEMA-compliant renovation plan, it cannot be planned for the ground level.” Anyone reading this article would think that if the Police Commission requests office space at PTPB then it would have to be built in a two-story building. The truth is if the town chooses to just renovate the existing structures at PTPB, ALL of the existing spaces (bathrooms, concession stand, lifeguard and first aid stations and the police office/storage space) can all remain on the first level and will all be useable space. It is only if the town chooses to tear down the existing structures to build a "FEMA-compliant facility” that everything (all spaces listed above) would need to be moved to the second level.