Windsor Town Manager Peter Souza announced Monday evening that residents' push to force a special town meeting and town vote on a tax abatement for Dollar Tree, Inc. has fallen short.
Residents submitted a petition with 1,075 signatures to the Town Clerk last week, 110 more than the 965 required to force a special meeting and vote with the opportunity to overturn the Town Council's decision to approve a 40-percent tax abatement for Dollar Tree; however, the Town Clerk's office was only able to verify 956 of the signatures obtained.
The petition came up just nine signatures shy.
Accordingly, the April 7 special meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. at Sage Park Middle School has been cancelled, and a special town meeting will not be held.
Town Clerk Agnes Pier said signatures can fail to be verified for a number of reasons, including illegibility and failure to be registered as an elector.