Six voters abandon Skytop Road

The undeveloped section of Skytop Road was officially abandoned by a sparsely attended town meeting of six people on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The area shown on some maps as an extension of the road was never paved or made into a useable road, although a section of it follows the track of a much older roadway. It will revert to the jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission, which holds the large Hemlock Hills open space property that the old roadway enters.

At the town meeting moderated by Jane Berendsen-Hill, the town tax collector, Conservation Commission member Dave Cronin moved the roadway be abandoned, and Conservation Commission chairman James Coyle seconded the motion.

The vote was unanimous.

“This will help maintain the property in its current state — which is virgin territory, really,” said First Selectman Rudy Marconi.