The owners of 15 Hawleyville properties have informed the town that they want their properties to connect to the planned expansion of the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system, thus triggering the planning process for installation of the sewers, which are intended to spur local economic development.
Fred Hurley, town director of public works, said June 17 that the 15 properties include existing residential and commercial uses, as well as currently undeveloped commercial properties.
An accidental fire caused by spontaneous combustion damaged a stall in an elaborate vacant stable under construction at a horse farm known as RCG Farm At Taunton Hill located at 38 Taunton Hill Road early on the morning of June 17.
There were no injuries. Damage is estimated at approximately $15,000.
Employees of Ferris Acres Creamery celebrated in October 2011 when the ice cream stand was one of the first locations in town to reopen following Winter Storm Alfred. Today, employees and customers are all celebrating at the Ferris farm, which is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the very successful business.
In two swift motions with minimal discussion, a new nine-member Charter Revision Commission was unanimously seated and charged by the Legislative Council June 18.
The new charter panel consists of two former council members, Jeff Capeci and Dan Wiedemann, who both worked with previous charter initiatives in their elected capacities. George Guidera, Kevin Burns, Thomas Long, Eric Paradis, Deborra Zukowski, James Ritchie, and Robert Hall round out the list of appointees.
The Economic Development Commission (EDC) has endorsed a zoning rule proposal that would allow the creation of rental apartments located above commercial uses at future development projects at the town-owned Fairfield Hills core campus.
Following discussion at a June 10 session, EDC members endorsed a proposed zoning rule that would allow residential uses at Fairfield Hills under certain conditions, and provided that the applicants met the terms of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s (P&Z) special permit review process.
The town Public Building & Site Commission (PBSC) has submitted a combined construction application for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School to the municipal land use agency, including an application to the Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) and an application to the Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z).
The project proposed for 12 Dickinson Drive would be constructed at the site of the former Sandy Hook School, which the town demolished in 2013 after the December 2012 massacre at the school.
Two businesses in the 31 Pecks Lane commercial complex are teaming up to help raise funds to sustain a permanent interactive children’s museum in the community. The EverWonder Children’s Museum, temporarily housed in the complex, will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the Pecks Lane Festival & Community Tag Sale.
The event is set for Saturday, July 19, from 9 am to 4 pm.
Market Master Mary Fellows has announced that opening day for the 2014 Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills is Tuesday, June 24, from 2 to 6 pm.
Shoppers will find approximately ten vendors selling organic and Connecticut grown spring produce, plants, flowers, and baked goods on the first day of the Market, with many more expected to join the Tuesday afternoon event “as the season grows,” quipped Ms Fellows.
This is the twelfth year for the local Farmers Market.