In essence, those gathered were told that in order to get the School Development Authority to provide cost estimates for preserving at least part of the existing Trenton Central High School, the school board would have to vote to build a new building.
If it seemed rather bizarre and counter-intuitive to you at the time, you weren't alone. The whole event had a kind of surreal quality that only seems to occur in Trenton at public meetings.
Someone has managed to post a video of the proceedings of that FAB meeting on You Tube. Here, for you viewing displeasure and intellectual discomfort are the links to the meeting:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAOk6WJNDD4
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1hIt0xDUS8
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcmO3G_l-vw
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A54ZuE3HVm0
The videos were apparently posted by "Son of a Trenton Man."
Just more evidence of the poor leadership qualities of individuals "selected" by the Palmer administration to serve on public bodies.