Finn said he has encouraged anyone with views on the project to put their comments in writing and send them to the city clerk. Finn said he receives such letters daily.
Larry Malone, Common Council member from the Second Ward, said he welcome comments generally at meetings to glean reactions and ideas that will help in decision-making.
The state defines “lead agency’’ as an involved agency principally responsible for undertaking, funding or approving an action, and therefore responsible for determining whether an environmental impact statement is required.
Finn said a separate proposal to build apartments on River Street wasn’t ready for further discussion and isn’t on tonight’s agenda as previously indicated.