Sig Sauer, a firearms manufacturer with world headquarters in Newington, is moving its Dover operation to Rochester.

ROCHESTER — A former city councilor urged Rochester leaders for the duration of a community listening to Tuesday night not to obtain land to enable Sig Sauer make intersection advancements around the web page of the firearms manufacturer’s new campus.

Ray Barnett, a former Ward 1 metropolis councilor, alleged “there’s just so a lot of issues wrong with the proposed offer,” referencing points like the millions of pounds Sig is receiving from condition and federal governments as effectively as the explanations city officials have supplied for the land invest in.

“What in God’s identify is Rochester performing buying home for Sig Sauer?” reported Barnett. “What the heck is going on? What are you fellas pondering?”

Tuesday was the formal community listening to for the proposed land purchase. Barnett was the only member of the public who spoke. No inhabitants presented remarks in crafting ahead of the meeting, according to town workers.