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8/4/2023 - 8.4 TOWN UPDATE
Dear Fairfielders,

The Board of Education, (BOE), has been reviewing redistricting over the last few months. The Board is under an order from the State to come into compliance with a racial imbalance law that was originally written in the 1960s. I am very familiar with this law, having dealt with it when I served on the BOE from 2003 to 2009. I wrote two opinion pieces when I was running for State Representative in 2010, that you can read hereand here.  To read more about the history of this issue, click here. 
 
My understanding is the BOE is also trying to make the best use of school space after completing many expansions and renovations in schools throughout Town. Through the use of the BOE’s adopted 
redistricting guiding principles and using analysis and recommendations provided by an outside consultant, "SLAM", the BOE has held many public meetings and discussed several scenarios for redistricting. 

According to the BOE, they will not be closing a school, re-purposing a school, or establishing a magnet school.  They have instead determined they will be seeking a district-wide redistricting model utilizing all 11 existing elementary schools. That discussion will continue over the next few months.  Their plan is to approve and act upon a redistricting plan by the end of October 2023 for implementation in the 2024-25 school year.  You can read more about the Board's proposals and discussions by visiting the Fairfield Public Schools redistricting webpage 
here.

Some residents have reached out to ask that I intervene in the redistricting process. However, there are very clear statutory boundaries between the Town and School system’s responsibilities. I only have authority over the Town’s 18 departments and their operations. By statute, I do not have authority over the school district operations or elected Board of Education policies or procedures. The only voting body that can take up and act upon school redistricting is the Board of Education.  
 
Having previously served on the Board of Education, I understand the complexity of redistricting and the emotional toll it takes on all stakeholders. I do think this is an evolving process and the BOE and community will have the opportunity to participate in full discussions regarding the proposed plans and any revised plans that will undoubtedly come from those discussions.  I encourage parents to attend BOE meetings so that your voices can be heard and included in the decision-making.
 
It’s always important for residents who have concerns, opinions and questions to e-mail all nine members of the BOE using their group e-mail address:  boemembers@fairfieldschools.org. 
 
While I have no role with the BOE decisions, I’m always happy to share my experience and listen to any resident who wishes to call or e-mail me. 
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS 
TOWN GOVERNMENT NEWS
FIRE CONTRACT UPDATE - ARBITRATION AWARD
The Fairfield Firefighter's union contract with the Town of Fairfield has been a subject of interest among residents. The collective bargaining agreement between the Town and the Fire union expired on June 30, 2021, and negotiations commenced.

While contracts with other unions were settled during this time, discussions with the Fire union faced challenges due to differing proposals between the Town and the Union. Despite multiple offers for mediation by the Town, the union leaders opted to file for interest arbitration under state law.

In arbitration, a panel of three arbitrators listened to both sides and chose which proposal on each issue would be included in the new contract. The most significant area of dispute was staffing, with the original union proposal including 32 new positions at an estimated cost of $6.9 million in year one, along with significant yearly wage increases.

The Connecticut Board of Mediation and Arbitration recently issued its final binding interest arbitration ruling after a long process. Regarding the most significant area of dispute, staffing and yearly wage increases, the arbitration panel adopted the Town's position which included four new positions and general wage increases consistent with the police union contract settlement. The panel also supported the Town’s proposal for an insurance premium cost share increase in the last year of the contract.  You can read the full interest arbitration award here. You can also read the summary memo here.

To address concerns raised by the Fire Union during this process, I recommended, and the Fire Chief agreed, to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the Fairfield Fire Department's structure. This evaluation, which is currently in the Request for Funding Proposal (RFP) stage will involve all relevant parties, consider budgetary concerns, and assess the number and location of Fire Stations for an effective deployment model. Personnel additions to the suppression division and the Fire Marshal's Office are under consideration for the operating budget for Fiscal Year 2024/2025. These new staffing considerations are in addition to a new Fire Inspector position and full-time Fire Training Administrator at the Fire Training School that were approved in recent operating budgets.

The Fire Commission has also directed Fire Administration to analyze all department services and propose improvements.

I look forward to working with the Fire Department for the residents we both serve. 
COMPLETE STREETS - SIDEWALKS, ACCESSIBILITY, BIKES & PEDESTRIANS
Speeding, traffic, safety and walkability in Town are topics I hear about often from residents.  I continue to collaborate with the Police and Engineering departments to improve our roads and sidewalks, many of which were designed when the Town's population had significantly fewer residents. 

As a reminder, I wanted to share that at the March Board of Selectmen meeting the Engineering Department and the Police Chief discussed updates made to the Town's Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan, which includes a Complete Streets policy. You can watch the portion of the meeting with the presentation by Engineering & Police 
here.
 
The Complete Streets Policy, a component of the Master Plan, encourages the Town of Fairfield to provide–in all types of transportation and development projects–for the needs of all users including bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and drivers, and with special attention given to vulnerable populations such as children, older adults and persons with disabilities.
 
That being said, the Town often gets requests for sidewalks, stop signs, bike-only lanes and much more. However, I do understand that some of our residents do not fully understand some of the constraints the Town has to operate within to complete projects. The Town's Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan, which includes a Complete Streets policy, does a great job of informing our citizens about the parameters and the process by which many of these changes must go through to be made. You can view the updated document here.
ELECTRIC SCOOTERS - RULES AND REGULATIONS
In recent years, electric scooters have gained immense popularity among both companies like Bird, which operates under a pilot program in Fairfield, and many privately owned scooters. To operate a Bird Scooter, riders much be 18 years old.  Privately owned scooters do not have this same age requirement. I have received an increased volume of phone calls from residents concerned about the safety of very young riders on privately owned scooters. 

The Bird Pilot Program was introduced with the aim of offering convenient and cost-effective transportation options for the residents of Fairfield. In April, the Board of Selectmen made the decision to extend the Pilot Program for another year, seeking to continue providing accessible and efficient transportation solutions for Fairfielders.  That BOS meeting can be viewed here. 

As a reminder, here are the rules and regulations of electric scooters from the Fairfield Police Department's Traffic and Safety Bureau: 
  • Electric scooters are to be ridden on the right side of city streets that have a speed limit under 35 mph.
  • Connecticut’s electric foot scooter laws prohibit riders from riding on the sidewalk, only if a local city ordinance exists. Electric scooters are also not to be ridden on highways, expressways, and streets that have a speed limit over 35 mph.
  • Connecticut’s electric scooter laws state that you must have a driver’s license in order to ride an electric scooter. The scooter share apps require proof of a valid driver’s license before use.  However, you do not need a particular ‘scooter’ license (M endorsement) to ride an electric scooter, as long as it does not exceed 20 mph.
  • Connecticut’s helmet laws state that anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet when operating a motor scooter. If you are over the age of 18, you legally do not have to wear a helmet, but it is still encouraged.
  • Electric scooters are to be ridden with traffic, that means riding on the right side of the road at all times. Stay as close to the right side of the road as possible while maintaining safety to avoid car/scooter collisions. Obey all traffic signals and signs just like a car would. Always yield to pedestrians by staying aware of where they might be at all times. Use hand signals when making a turn to inform other drivers and pedestrians that you are turning. Electric scooters are meant for one ride at a time. Only allow ONE person on a scooter at a time.
RULES FOR USING BIRD SCOOTERS
Bird has recently updated their verification process for use by implementing a facial recognition system prior to riding. The Bird App directs riders to take a photo of their driver’s license, state identification, or passport during sign-up, followed by a selfie. The system uses facial biometric technology to confirm the rider is 18 years of age or older and their ID document is authentic and an unaltered match to the person pictured in the selfie. All new accounts will be required to use ID verification and facial recognition prior to riding. For more information on this process, please 
click here. 


The quickest way to report any issues regarding Bird Scooters is through the Bird app, using the "Community Mode" function. You do not have to be a rider to use this feature. You can download the Bird app here: https://go.bird.co/. Community Mode is accessible by clicking the "??" in the bottom left corner of the Bird mobile app. Click this button, and you’ll find three separate options: report a “Badly Parked Bird’’, “Damaged Bird”, and “Contact Bird”. This is by far the most efficient way to report issues to the Bird Team. Or you may contact their customer service email: Fairfield311@Bird.com or their 24/7 hotline: (866) 205-2442.

CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT - LAKE MOHEGAN CASCADES 
In an effort to mitigate vandalism to Town property, inappropriate behavior, and other violations of Open Space Regulations, the Conservation Department has teamed up with the Fairfield Police Department to patrol the Lake Mohegan open space, especially the Cascades area.  The Police Department will be enforcing the Open Space Regulations listed
 here and issuing tickets or towing vehicles, as appropriate.

Be sure to note that the automatic gate opens at sunrise and closes at sunset (approx. 8:30pm).  In accordance with Section 20(b) of the Regulations, you must exit all open spaces no later than one hour after sunset.  If the gate has already closed, please approach the gate and obey the signage for the gate to open and let your vehicle pass through.

If you witness a dangerous situation while using the open space, please contact 911 or the Fairfield Police Department directly for assistance.

Please have fun outdoors and respect our natural resources for all to enjoy.

HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT - FAIRFIELD COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES 
Dan Van Horne, Chair of the Fairfield Commission on disAbilities and Director of Human and Social Services, Julie DeMarco, are pleased to honor the 33rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Grounded in four core outcomes of full participation, equal opportunity, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency, the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in contexts such as public accommodation, employment, transportation, and community living and provides recourse for people with disabilities who face discrimination. 

The Commission on disAbilities has extended the deadline for its 2023 Survey. To complete the survey, go to 2023 Fairfield disAbility Commission Survey. The results will help the Commission set priorities for future work by highlighting gaps in resources and services.  

For more information about the Fairfield Commission on disAbilities, click here. Information about town services and programs available for people with disabilities is available by calling the Fairfield Department of Human and Social Services at 203-256-3170; and on its website or by email at socialservices@fairfieldct.org.

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT - END OF BEACH SEASON SCHEDULE 
Jennings and Penfield Beaches will be staffed with lifeguards daily through Sunday, August 27th. Then again on Labor Day weekend (Saturday, September 2nd – Monday, September 4th).
 
Sasco, Southport and South Pine Creek Beaches will be staffed with lifeguards through Sunday, August 13th. There will be no lifeguards on duty as of Monday, August 14th.

 
Lake Mohegan will be staffed with lifeguards daily through Monday, September 4th. 
TOWN CLERKS OFFICE - FRAUD ALERT 
As you may have read recently in the news about an alleged fraud situation in our Town. The Town of Fairfield Fraud Alert database helps notify property owners of new transactions regarding their property.  With Fraud Alert you can sign up to receive alerts whenever a document such as a mortgage is recorded under your name. You can enroll in the program here. 

I highly recommend our residents sign up for this fraud alert protection. 

Since its inception in 2021, over 1100 names have been registered in the system. To verify your enrollment, log in to system using the email address you used when you initially enrolled.   For more information, please contact the Town Clerk's Office, townclerk@fairfieldct.org.
TOWN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE REQUESTS
Q-Alert is a web-based platform that allows the Town to track, manage, and respond to citizen service requests. Departments within the Town work together to ensure that the needs of our citizens are met.  If you see issues that need to be addressed by the Town, such as an overflowing garbage receptacle at the beach, trees or brush blocking the sightline in a public right of way, or a sidewalk in need of repair, etc, please use the towns Q-Alert system which is the most effective way to bring awareness to the issue. 


To file a request, click here
TOWN SOCIAL SERVICES - BACK TO SCHOOL GIFT CARD COLLECTION
It’s not too early to be thinking about getting ready to go Back to School. Fairfield Social Services is already collecting gift cards and donations to help Fairfield’s students get ready for a strong start to the new school year.

Last year, our Fairfield neighbors, individuals, businesses, faith-based and community organizations, helped more than 130 Fairfield students with gift cards to purchase supplies needed to start the school year prepared and ready to learn. Each year, the number of students needing assistance increases.

If you would like to help a Fairfield student, please consider mailing or dropping off a gift card from Amazon, Walmart or Target - or anywhere families may shop for their loved ones. Cash donations to purchase gift cards are also helpful. Fairfield Social Services is located in the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace.

For more information about how to donate, please call 203-256-3170 or email 
socialservices@fairfieldct.org. The Social Services department is collecting donations through September 1, 2023. Information about receiving assistance will be available in August.
PENFIELD PAVILION REPAIR
While actual construction won't begin until after Labor Day, updates on the project at Penfield Pavilion are provided monthly at the BOS meeting. As we move forward on remediation and repair at this site, the Town will also share information we receive through the bi-weekly newsletter, as well as the Penfield Construction Project webpage.
Penfield Pavilion Updates
FAIRFIELD'S FIRST RESPONDERS
DEPUTY CHIEF KEITH BRODERICK FINAL SIGN OFF 
Last Friday, I joined 
Fairfield Police Department employees and members of our community for Deputy Chief Keith Broderick's final sign off with the Department. I hope you’ll join me in thanking Keith for his over 30 years of service and dedication protecting our community. We wish Keith much happiness, good health and success in his next chapter.
CAPTAIN EDWARD WEIHE PROMOTED TO DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE
Captain Edward Weihe has been promoted to the position of Deputy Chief of Police within the Fairfield Police Department. Deputy Chief Weihe began his career in July of 2002 when he joined the Fairfield Police Department as a patrolman. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2010. He built and supervised the Fairfield Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Program, which focuses on helping our community members struggling with mental health and addiction issues.

In 2013, following the Sandy Hook Tragedy, Deputy Chief Weihe built and supervised the School Safety Division, where he diligently served our school community, impacting new security policies, plans, and infrastructure, and breaking down cultural barriers to build important relationships with students, staff, and the parent community. He was promoted to Lieutenant during this time in 2016 and continued to serve as the School Safety Division Commander for four more years. Deputy Chief Weihe was promoted to Captain in 2022, where he continued his mission to engage in 21st Century policing.


Congratulations to the Deputy Chief Weihe.
ASSISTANT CHIEF PATRICK BARRY SWORN IN AS DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL
Congratulations to Assistant Chief Patrick Barry on being sworn in as a Deputy Fire Marshal. Assistant Chief Barry has successfully completed the Fire Marshal and Fire Investigation Certifications, please join me in wishing him much success in his new role.
FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NETWORK (FPBHN)
The Fairfield Police Department conducted their quarterly Behavioral Health Network (FPBHN) collaborative meeting this week. They were honored to have CABLE founder Louise Pyers as their special guest speaker. Louise Pyers is credited with bringing the Crisis Intervention model to countless police agencies throughout the state of Connecticut, and continues to coordinate CIT trainings, pioneering innovative connections between law enforcement and mental health service agencies. 
 
This quarter’s FPBHN was geared toward strategizing interventions and continued care for persons unable to break persistent behavioral and addiction cycles. Key connections were made with new FPBHN members from Bridgeport Hospital’s Community Care Team (CCT). The Fairfield Police Department expresses their utmost gratitude to their ever-growing network of partners! 
CADET POLICE ACADEMY 
On July 16th, 16 police cadets and 5 advisors embarked on a journey to the Cadet Police Academy to participate in the annual summer camp. The Fairfield Police Cadets have not only completed their exams but have also graduated from the Cadet Police Academy with flying colors on July 22nd.
 
The achievements of the cadets have been nothing short of outstanding, and we are thrilled to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of some of our most exceptional members.
  • Cadet Captain Alvarez-Whalen, whose exemplary leadership as the Captain of the Cadet Police Department earned her the prestigious Captains Award.
  • Cadet Lieutenant Alex von Ehr, who demonstrated strong leadership potential and was appointed as a Lieutenant in the Cadet Police Department.
  • Cadet Sergeant Vincent Travali, whose dedication and hard work were recognized with the Most Improved Physical Fitness Award.
  • Cadet Caylin McInerny, who showcased exceptional tactical skills and secured 1st Place in Felony Stops.
  • Cadet Chris Samatar, whose remarkable competence in the field earned him 2nd Place in Building Searches.
  • Bravo Squad members Cadet Karen Moskowitz and Nathan Teed, whose team spirit and discipline shone through as they emerged victorious in the marching competition.
For a full list of our graduates click here. 
COMMUNITY NEWS
ROCCO THE ROCK SNAKE
Rocco the Rock Snake is still growing. Add a painted rock to see how long he can get! Rocco lives at Riverside Park on Brookside Drive!
CT TREASURER'S OFFICE - UNCLAIMED PROPERTY PROGRAM 
Many Connecticut residents are unaware that the CT Treasurer's office runs a "Lost and Found" database that goes by the name "Unclaimed Property Program." You may have unclaimed money owed to you that you aren't aware of which is in the State Treasury account.  To find money that may belong to you, click hereFor more details click here.
PUBLIC UTILITIES - EVERSOURCE ENERGY
Eversource Energy will be replacing transmission structures in various streets throughout Town. The following locations include White Birch Road, Tall Pines Drive, Hunt Lane, Gilbert Highway, North Street, and Redding Road.

For more information, please 
click here. 
COMMUNITY EVENTS
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY 
Thank you to Danielle Ramos from National Health Care Associates LLC for stopping by my office yesterday and delivering a package of cookies in honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Thank you to all the Health Care providers who do all that they do to help those in the community who need it most. 
BUSINESSES
SHUMI REVOLVING SUSHI 
Last week, I welcomed Shumi Revolving Sushi to the Town of Fairfield with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Located at 1838 Black Rock Turnpike, Shumi Revolving Sushi offers all you can eat fresh sushi on a rotating conveyer belt, providing food in a new and creative way.
 
TASTE OF EVEREST
I am excited to welcomed Taste of Everest to the Town of Fairfield. Located at 2445 Black Rock Turnpike, Taste of Everest serves authentic Indian and Nepalese cuisine. 
Click here for more information.
JAY'S MOBIL MART
It was really special to cut the ribbon yesterday for a new and improved Mobil Mart in the Stratfield Village district that has been a long-time staple providing convenience to our residents. 
Please join me in welcoming and supporting a renewed business to our community. I hope when you stop in, you’ll thank Jay, his family and team for investing in Fairfield.
FAIRFIELD SPORTS
FAIRFIELD NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE 10U TEAM
So much fun joining Fairfield National Little League 10U District baseball team who won the Connecticut State Championship for a sendoff celebration last night. The team is heading to Rhode Island tomorrow to compete against 12 states in the biggest little league regional tournament in the world, representing the state of Connecticut!

The team and their families are so excited to represent our state, particularly our wonderful town of Fairfield.

On Sunday, Fairfield National is playing at 2:30pm against Massachusetts, Monday at 5:00pm against Rhode Island, Wednesday at 11:00am against Vermont, and Thursday at 5:00pm against Maine. 

Follow @fnll_official on Instagram and Fairfield National Little League on Facebook for updates! 
UPCOMING EVENTS
FARMERS MARKET | SEASONAL

GREENFIELD HILL FARMERS MARKET 

Located at 65 Hillside Road, the Greenfield Hill Farmers Market will be open Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm now through October.  Be sure to stop by to check out their many local vendors.

DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET 
Fairfield Farmers Market and the Town of Fairfield are happy to announce that popular summer Farmers Market is back. The Market will be held every Sunday 10AM-2PM, rain or shine, on Sherman Green. Over 30 local farms and small batch food producers will participate. 
For more information, including a list of venders, please visit the Fairfield Farmers Market webpage.
Price tag PNGOPERATION HOPE TAG SALE | AUGUST 12 
Operation Hope of Fairfield is excited to host its Town-Wide Tag Sale on Saturday, August 12, 9am-3pm, rain or shine. The Town-Wide Tag Sale features homes in Fairfield and Southport. Thank you to those that are hosting Tag Sales, and for opening their homes and hearts to help our neighbors in need. For details and a list of tag sale site addresses (available end of day, August 11), click hereHappy treasure hunting and shopping!
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT - OPERATION HOPE FUNDRIASER | AUGUST 12TH 
The FFLD Boys High School Hockey Team has teamed up with title sponsor Country Cow – and sponsors, Pet Pantry, Ashley Curran Fitness and BRYAC to host an open invitation cornhole tournament with all proceeds benefiting Operation Hope on Saturday, August 12th at 10am at Jennings Beach.
 
The team transformed its annual summer fundraiser to fund team activities to a fundraiser to help the community. Two person teams are $50, and winners will receive Country Cow gift baskets and a championship trophy. To apply please click here or contact Ryan Flynn at 203-879-1934 for more information.
BACK TO SCHOOL FOOD DRIVE | AUGUST 26 
On Saturday August 26th, Senator Tony Hwang is hosting a Back-to-School Food Drive for food insecurity with Operation Hope at the Sherman Town Green from 11:00am-2:00pm. For more information, please click here.
CENTER FOR FAMILY JUSTICE EVENT| SEPTEMBER 6 
The Center for Family Justice will hold its 26th Annual Speaking of Women event on Wednesday, September 6, at The Waterview, 218 Roosevelt Drive, Monroe, CT. Registration begins at 11am, followed by a 12pm Program start.  This year's featured survivor is Chanel Miller, artist and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, "Know My Name." For more information click hereTo purchase event tickets click here.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DOGWOOD GOLF CLASSIC | SEPTEMBER 25
The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 3rd Annual Dogwood Golf Classic on September 25th, 2023. Register online at FairfieldCTChamber.com or call the office at 203-255-1011. For more information, please click here. 
LIBRARIES/FAIRFIELD MUSEUM
FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARIES 
Main Library/1080 Old Post Rd
Branch Library/1147 Fairfield Woods Rd

Please note that both branches of Fairfield Public Library are now CLOSED ON SUNDAYS through Labor Day.

To learn more about upcoming Fairfield Public Library programing, click here. 
 
TOWN LIBRARY MASCOT 
Help the Fairfield Public Library choose a mascot!  Fairfield Public Library needs your help choosing an official mascot.  The choices include a river otter, red fox, or a cottontail rabbit (see pictures posted at Circulation desks).  Cast your vote with a member of our Circulation Departments at Main Library or Woods Branch and receive a code worth 25 points toward the Summer Reading Challenge!  
Voting is open through August 12, 2023.  One vote per person.
PEQUOT LIBRARY 
720 Pequot Avenue/Southport

Pequot Library offers an exciting lineup of programs for all ages, all of which are free and open to the public. Please click here for more information.  
FAIRFIELD MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER 
370 Beach Road
The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history, art, and humanities to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought, and transform society.  To view upcoming events, click here. 
STATE NEWS
To learn more about the activities of the State Legislature visit: cga.ct.gov.

For questions on state legislation, reach out to your State Senator and State Representative. You can find their contact information here.

I hope you take some time to get outdoors and enjoy all that Fairfield has to offer.


Brenda L. Kupchick
Fairfield First Selectwoman

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For more Crime Prevention Tips, click here.
ASSESSOR'S OFFICE - RENTERS REBATE PROGRAM 
The Assessor's Office is now accepting applications for the Renters Rebate Program. Applications are accepted between 9am and 4pm. The deadline to apply is 
September 29, 2023. Generally, applicants need to be 65 years of age as of December 31, 2022, or be disabled, have income not exceeding $40,300 if single or $49,100 if married and have resided in Connecticut for one year prior to applying.  Details can be found on the Assessors website here, or on the State of Connecticut’s site
BIGELOW CENTER & SOCIAL SERVICES
Please click here to open the July 2023 Bigelow Center for Senior Activities newsletter. 
CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT - REVISIONS TO THE INLAND WETLAND AND WATERCOURSES REGULATIONS
New Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations (IWWR) took effect July 1 
To learn more, click here.
To read the regulations click here.
To learn more about the new permit fees click here.
To see a compare and contrast between the old and new fees click here. 
ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT - DUCK FARM ROAD BRIDGE UPDATE
The Duck Farm Bridge project is proceeding on schedule and on track for completion by the end of September. The contractor is currently in the final stages of finishing the abutment foundations, which are critical components that support the bridge’s structure.

Once the abutment foundations are finished, the next step will be the installation of the structural steel for the bridge deck. The installation of the structural steel is an important milestone in the project and marks a significant step towards the completion of the bridge.

The Engineering Department is closely monitoring the progress to ensure the project stays on schedule. 

For more information or questions, please contact Eli Ghazal, 
eghazal@fairfieldct.org, Project Manager for the Duck Farm Road Bridge.
FAIRFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT/POWER OUTAGE NOTIFICATIONS
You can receive real time updates on power outages specific to your home or business by registering to receive text messages regarding OutagesRestoration Times and Power Restored Confirmation.   It is easy to register online or by text. Click here for more information from the Fire Department. 
PUBLIC WORKS - ROAD PAVING UPDATE
Road paving will resume at of end of the summer. For residents who live on streets scheduled for paving, you will be notified when your street will be impacted by roadwork if you are enrolled in the Town's Emergency Alert System. To enroll in the Town's notification system, please click here.  
OPERATION HOPE | FOOD PANTRY 
Operation Hope’s Food Pantry is open to all Fairfield residents on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and Thursday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
 
Items can be dropped off at 636 Old Post Road between 9:15 AM 
 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. 
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