Petitions and protest buttons don\u2019t change zoning regulations. Residents in the area of Peaceable Street and Old South Salem Road proved they know that Wednesday, June 28, when they filed an application to amend Section 3.2.C.3 of the Ridgefield Zoning Regulations to delete \u201cprivate clubs\u201d as permitted uses by special permit in residentially-zoned land. The goal of the amendment application, which was signed by 125 neighbors who make up the newly-formed Peaceable Neighbors Alliance (PNA), is to stop plans for a private winter club on the former Peaceable Farms property located at 340 Peaceable Street. Jeffrey Hansen, who filed the application with his wife Jennifer, told The Press that the PNA intends \u201cto convince our town Planning and Zoning Board to support our town\u2019s \u2018Plan of Conservation and Development\u2019 and amend regulations to preserve Ridgefield\u2019s residential neighborhoods. \u201cRidgefield\u2019s current criteria for what can be considered a \u2018private club\u2019 under the special permit regulations is entirely undefined, increasing the risk of large commercial enterprises masquerading as \u2018private clubs,\u2019\u201d Hansen said. Attorney Bob Jewell, who represents applicant Bud Brown, doesn\u2019t think the application will stick. \u201cI haven\u2019t read the application, but I\u2019d be surprised if the [zoning] commission were short sighted enough to approve such an application,\u201d he said. \u201cPrivate clubs have been permitted in Ridgefield since the beginning of zoning," Jewell told The Press Wednesday. "And, since there are many of them in town, it seems to be an ill considered application.\u201d The proposed winter club, which has no formal application on file at the town's planning\u00a0office, proposes to offer 275 memberships, parking for 102 cars, an outdoor ice rink, and a clubhouse with a restaurant and bar on the former Pinchbeck property\u00a0(most recently known as Peaceable Farms). To learn more about the alliance, visit peaceableneighbors.com Editor's note: This story was completed after print time yesterday and will not appear in the paper until next Thursday, July 6. To read more about this story, pick up a copy of next Thursday\u2019s Ridgefield Press.