On Monday December 5, 2022 there will be a Town Meeting to approve the language of the Conservation Restriction placed on the South Park Property by the Town legislature at the Town Meeting on May 31, 2022. The verbiage already approved by the legislature reads as follows:
Subsequent to this meeting, there will be a referendum vote by the town on December 13, 2022 , to approve the language of the Conservation Restriction.
Link here to the Town Website to read the Conservation Restriction document upon which we will be voting or Click below:
Municipal Affordable Housing Plans: PA 21-29 establishes an initial deadline of June 1, 2022 for municipalities to have adopted their first Affordable Housing Plans (and every five years thereafter) as required by CGS Section 8-30j.. It also explicitly allows Affordable Housing Plans to be updated concurrently with the Plan of Conservation & Development.
As per Section 8-30j, Such plan shall specify how the municipality intends to increase the number of affordable housing developments in the municipality.
If you wish to have input on this most important issue, please attend or send an email.
As you know, one of our primary objectives is to protect the public drinking water supply.
Easton’s three acre zoning areas were designed to do just that. Less density is the safest way to protect the water.
Section 8-30g of the Connecticut General Statutes, overides zoning by allowing high density development in the watershed as long as the Developer sets aside 30% of the units as deed restricted Affordable Housing. CFE is not against Affordable Housing, but we are against any high-density development on the watershed that impacts the public’s health and safety.
We have the opportunity to amend this Statue to exempt watershed lands, and we are imploring our Leadership to do that by proposing a bill to amend the Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Act – Connecticut General Statutes, Section 8-30g by inserting the language “or is located in the watershed of a public drinking water supply reservoir;” into Subsection (g) (2) (A).
This simple language addition will protect the State’s precious public water supply watersheds -our most precious natural resource
Citizens for Easton meets the third Wednesday of every month at 8 PM in the library conference room. You may also attend the meetings via zoom. If you would like to attend a meeting virtually, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will provide you with the meeting information.