Zoning commission to host third ‘listening session’ for Ridgefield town plan

Infrastructure — from roads and bike paths to sidewalks, sewers, schools, wireless communication — will be the focus of the last “listening session” the Planning and Zoning Commission and its staff and consultants have organized as they work on a revision of the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development.

The listening session is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Annex off Prospect Street by Yanity gym. It’ll be in one of the first-floor conference rooms of the annex.

The commission lists “topics related to infrastructure” as:

Community facilities and services — education, recreation, police, fire, emergency medical, public works;

Transportation — roadway circulation, pedestrian, bicycle, transit, multimodal;

Utility services — water, sewer, drainage, wired, wireless.

While the public is welcome, the commission also has a list of people specifically invited to discuss relevant subjects at the listening sessions. These include: the first selectman and Board of Selectmen, Board of Education, school superintendent, fire and police department representatives, Board of Finance, Water Pollution Control Authority, Parks and Recreation Commission, the town information technology department, Commission on Accessibility, Commission on Aging, emergency preparedness and safety director, the Ridgefield Library, representatives of the senior center and community center, Ridgefield’s state legislators, and the local Sustainable CT organization.

There is also a “public input” session planned for June 18.

Written comments may be submitted to the Planning and Zoning Department at the Town Hall Annex prior to the meeting or via email at planning@ridgefieldct.org.

The two previous listening sessions were in early April on town development and in March on the town’s natural resources and sustainability.

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