The Town of Rocky Hill is pulling out all the stops, though it may be too late, to block a proposed nursing home at 60 West Street. The state hopes to house mentally incapacitated and end of life prisoners in the nursing home.
Wednesday night, Mayor Anthony LaRosa, State Rep. Antonio Guerrera (D-Rocky Hill) and Senator Paul Doyle (D-Rocky Hill) met with dozens of residents to brainstorm ideas to block the home.
The Hartford Courant reported Assistant Zoning Officer Kim Ricci issued a cease and desist order to SecureCare Realty, LLC, owner of 60 West Street, site of the proposed nursing home. The letter echoes the language of the the lawsuit the town has filed and is pending. The letter and lawsuit say the nursing home will, in fact, be a prison and that according to Rocky Hill zoning regulations a prison is not allowed in a residential neighborhood.
A phone call to Ricci by the Rocky Hill Patch on Wednesday was not returned.
According to Fox-61, Mike Landi, Executive Director of the nursing home said, "We remain fully committed to working with the state of Connecticut and operating a quality nursing home at 60 West. We are confident that we will be a good neighbor, a good employer and a good taxpayer in Rocky Hill."
Guerrera said he is hoping for a judgement on the town's lawsuit sometime this week and hopes the judgement will favor the town.