Author Archives: Citizens for Easton

SOUTH PARK- FOREVER OURS – LANDSLIDE VICTORY

Thanks so much to everybody who helped to make this a reality!

OFFICIAL RESULTS:

Results 12-13-2022 Referendum Vote

“Shall the Town of Easton restrict the use of a town-owned, 10.9-acre parcel of property located at 18-22 South Park Ave., as set forth in the proposed Conservation Restriction?”

YES 804

NO 87

VOTE YES ONE MORE TIME TO PRESERVE SOUTH PARK FOREVER!

Polls are open tomorrow Tuesday December 13 at Samuel Staples School from 6am-8-pm.

Let’s finally get this done-Citizens for Easton was actually formed in 1972 to oppose a high density deveopment on this same property 50 years ago!

It is important to come out and actually vote in this referendum to demonstrate just how strongly Easton residents feel about  land preservation for now, and for the future!

Link here to the Town Website to read the Conservation Restriction document upon which we will be voting or Click below:

CITIZENS FOR EASTON IS STRONGLY IN FAVOR OF THIS DOCUMENT. It will finally preserve the entire Town-owned South park property into perpetuity.

PLEASE ATTEND TOWN MEETING ON DECEMBER 5, 2022 TO PRESERVE SOUTH PARK- AGAIN

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:

https://citizensforeaston.files.wordpress.com/2022/11/conservation_restriction-bos_approved_9.15.22.pdf

CITIZENS FOR EASTON IS STRONGLY IN FAVOR OF THIS DOCUMENT. It will finally preserve the entire Town-owned South park property into perpetuity.

Mark your calendars….Our ever-popular Farm Tour coming soon…..

SOUTH PARK PROPERTY PRESERVED IN PERPETUITY!

Approximately 19 acres were purchased by the Aspetuck Land Trust. The remaining approx. 11 acres will be deeded with a permanent conservation easement approved by Town Meeting May 31, 2022. (Below)

Congratulations to all the Eastonites who worked together to make this happen!

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EASTON AFFORDABLE HOUSING HEARING, MAY 26, 7 PM

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Municipal Affordable Housing Plan-Public Meeting -Monday March 28, 2022 6:00 to 7:30

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.

LETTER TO TONY HWANG REGARDING CGS 8-30g

Dear CFE member:

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

This is the letter we are sending to Tony Hwang-our state senator- Tony.Hwang@cga.ct.govsenatorhwang@gmail.com

Please see the letters we sent to Senator Hwang accompanying our email.

If you feel as we do, the time to communicate with our leadership is now.

Best,

Citizens for Easton

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