Council Consolidation - CT
Michael A. Golrick (mgolrick@SCLC.ORG)
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 10:34:17 -0500
Happy Holidays Scouters -
Seeing the post about the council consolidation in Alabama made me realize
that I should say a word or two about what is happening here.
On December 11, 1997 the Executive Boards (with the Charter Organization
Reps) of the Fairfield County Council (HQ in Norwalk CT) and the Quinnipiac
Council (HQ in Hamden) each voted to consolidate into a new council.
Part of what we were told as scouters is that the currently existing
districts in each Council will not change (at least immediately) there was
also an implication that no property would be sold.
The new coucil will, unfortunately, be named the Connecticut Yankee Council.
There are still some scouts and scouters with concerns about how quickly
this all took place (we felt rushed and pushed). Overall, there are a
number of benefits.
There are a lot of us who are extremely upset about the name. While CT
Yankee is not bad in itself, and MarkTwain lived in the area of the
Council, there are more current negative connotations to the name.
Northeast Utilities (the electric utility serving most of Connecticut) was
recently fined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission over safety violations
at the Connecticut Yankee Power Plant which has now been closed and is
being decommissioned. The most recent fines were the largest that the NRC
has ever issued. This has been front page news in Connecticut off and on
for most of the last year. Perhaps you can understand that we do not want
our council to share a name with a failed, closed, unsafe nuclear power
plant. (This is especially true for those of us served by United
Illuminating which is different power company althogether.)
The council consolidation is effective January 1, 1998.
Michael A. Golrick email@example.com
Southern Connecticut Library Council
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