The preliminary vision for the Bennett property by the Tribute Garden Foundation when they purchased the property in 2014 included creating a park and recreational trails and facilities for the general public. The placement of the Bennett Condo’s current recreational facilities would impede [...]
For decades, the common complaint of mayors and trustees is lack of funds to properly care for and upgrade the Thorne Building. This has become the main reason to accelerate a transfer of ownership of this Village asset: it is a financial burden to the Village.
On September 20th, Oakleigh Thorne spoke to more than 30 Millbrook Rotarians and guests explaining the very public process by which the newly formed 501 C3 is gathering ideas, hopes and wishes for the future of the Thorne building.
Mayor Rod Brown and a group of concerned local citizens announced the formation of a Thorne Building Planning Committee tasked with developing a proposal that would transfer the Thorne Memorial Building, a dominant architectural feature of the Village, to a new non-profit corporation for use as [...]
Chairman Pierce believes the process is well launched and the “approximate six months” timeline realistic. Much was achieved in the three or four preliminary workshops last winter and spring, as well as with smaller brainstorming meetings. He mentioned that he and Oakleigh Thorne had been [...]