Letter: Is the zoning commission rushing applicants?

To the Editor:
I would like to thank exclusively the parishioners of St. Stephen’s Church who welcomed me to their Sunday, June 23, meeting regarding South Hall. It was quite informative.
Most notably was when a parishioner asked Chris Fallon of the Vestry if anyone from the current Planning and Zoning Board advised him to rush the South Hall application to the current PZC [Planning and Zoning Commission] before July when the new IWB [Inland Wetlands Board] is in effect.
“It was the recommendation of P&Z that we move ahead immediately with our application,” Mr. Fallon explained to his parishioners.
In a May 1 meeting that included himself, Mr. Baldelli, his assistant Dan, Beth Peyser and their counsel Robert Jewell, Fallon stated that Mr. Baldelli did in fact advise them to file the application before the July deadline.
Lori Mazzola
Ridgefield Voters United spokesperson