ALERT! The bridge on Flat Rocks Road will be closed for 30 days starting September 12, 2017 while the bridge is being replaced.
The West Cornwall Water Septic Study Group has been meeting for about a year and a half with a focus on West Cornwall’s economic vitality and the cleanliness of the Housatonic river. The Group has recently taken delivery of a draft report entitled Waste Water Management Study of West Cornwall crafted by the Wengell, McDonnell and Costello (WMC) Consulting Engineers. The Study Group has reviewed and edited the initial draft and a revised draft will soon be available online at: cornwallct.org under the EVENTS link at What’s New.
The Study Group is seeking input and questions from the entire Cornwall community and urges you to read the draft report and come to their next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 10th at 5pm at Town Hall. It is expected that following this meeting, and likely further revisions to the draft report, the BOS will set a Town Meeting date in November to vote on this issue.
Todd Piker and Libby Mitchell
Study Group Co-chairs
New Action Plan for Conservation & Development Released for Comment
How can we attract and retain young people and families to our town? How can we further improve upon the high quality of life we offer to residents of all ages? How do we balance our need to conserve land, protect water quality, and maintain the rural character of our region while also meeting our needs for housing and jobs? The new draft Regional Plan of Conservation and Development lays out a strategic list of actions that we can take as a town, together with our regional partners, to address these challenges over the next ten years. To see a copy of the Plan visit northwesthillscog.org/regional-plan-conservation-development. A public hearing to solicit input on the draft Plan will be held on September 19th, 2017. Thanks to all our residents who took the resident input survey which informed this Plan.
To Commission, Board, Committee and Agency chairs and/or representatives and other interested parties in the Town of Cornwall.
The Cornwall Planning & Zoning Commission will be conducting a Forum Friday night, October 20th, from 7 to 9:00PM at CCS to start the process that will lead to Cornwall's next Town Plan of Conservation and Development. All are welcome! Childcare and activities for kids will be available!
Details and support information will be available as the date approaches on the Cornwall web site (Civic>Minutes and Agendas>Planning and Zoning) as well as updates in the Cornwall Chronicle
or by request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the Planning & Zoning Commission,
Karen Griswold Nelson, Land Use administrator
Town of Cornwall
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A very short history of Cornwall
Cornwall, in Litchfield County, is located on the Housatonic River in northwestern Connecticut and contains a portion of Mohawk State Forest. The town was incorporated in May of 1740 which means that the town was celebrating the 275th anniversary in 2015. The early economy was based on farming, but iron furnaces, including two blast furnaces, gained importance in the nineteenth century, along with the supporting charcoal making industries. Famous as the site of the Cornwall’s Foreign Mission School and the Cream Hill Agricultural School, Cornwall has also been called the “Home of the Covered Bridge,” in reference to the 1864 West Cornwall Covered Bridge that is still in service today. One of Connecticut’s smallest towns, Cornwall has remained a rural community. (From the ConnecticutHistory.org website )
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