On New Canaan’s Agenda: Farmer’s Market, Traffic Calming

Officials plan to meet Tuesday to discuss some troublesome roads and intersections in New Canaan, among other items.


Reappointing volunteers who preserve and protect the town’s historic places, green-lighting the New Canaan Farmers’ Market for this year and reviewing troublesome local roads are all on the agendas for officials meeting Tuesday to discuss several community-related matters.

One noteworthy item on the Board of Selectmen meeting in the morning is the reappointment of four residents to the Historic District Commission for terms expiring Nov. 15 of this year. Those volunteers—part of a larger core group of generous residents praised recently by Selectman Nick Williams—are Janet Lindstrom, Richard Rose, Martin Skrelunas and Terry Spring.

The selectmen also intend to review a request from “Market Master” Alexis Gazy to approve the Saturday Farmers’ Market in the former Center School (sigh) parking lot. The market would run May 11 to Nov. 23.

In the afternoon, town officials who belong to a “Traffic Calming Workgroup” will meet to discuss several town roads and intersections that need attention. They include the intersection of Park Street and Old Stamford Road (where plans have been introduced to install a traffic island), Route 106 at Carter Street and Millport Avenue between Lakeview and Main (the one-way stretch of that road).

Do you have specific questions you’d like to address from items on either agenda (combined and attached in one PDF)? Let me know here in the comments thread and I’ll see if I can run down some answers for you.

Michael Dinan February 12, 2013 at 05:34 PM
From this morning's meeting, the Farmers' Market was approved and the Historic District Commission members were appointed. I also spoke with the delightful Janet Lindstrom, the commission's chair, and I'll have a post up some time soon about homes for sale within the historic district, which is sort of greater God's Acre. -Mike
Glen K Dunbar February 12, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Farmers Market. Umm. Sounds great. Only 1 problem. The weather stinks around here ALL the time
Canaanite February 13, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Does the Farmer's Market have a website somewhere where people can see who the vendors will be who participate? Who coordinates it? Who do you inquire from if you want to be a vendor? Anyone know?
Craig Hunt February 13, 2013 at 06:20 PM


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