Everett Coffey is president of the Waterbury Village Trustees.He
supports new fire stations but raised concerns Thursday over the land swap.
Converting the acreage around the ice rink into a recreational facility, he
said, may contain "hidden costs."
"I'm not opposed to a land exchange, but I don't think we know what the requirements are which can be additional costs … to meet the (Bureau of Recreation) requirements," Coffey
said."It's a complex issue and I, as one trustee, certainly firmly believe we need two new stations … As to the mechanism of just how we get there, I think there a number of unanswered questions."Coffey
stopped short of advising constituents not to support the proposal.