Events

Message from the North Stamford Association President – Winter 2018

1/12/18.  The North Stamford Association (NSA) Board of Directors commences its work in 2018 reminded of our mission to preserve, protect, and enhance the quality of life in North Stamford. We do so this year with a robust schedule of member events and the implementation of a strategic plan focused on increasing member engagement and communication via in-person, email, and social media conduits.

The recent election elevated the dialog about land use, zoning, and development to new heights.  The North Stamford Association actively participated in several planning and zoning meetings to express great concern and on occasion, direct opposition to proposals that were in direct conflict with our mission. Several proposals, whether within or outside of the 06903 zip code would, if implemented, negatively impact traffic, availability of city services, or strain existing infrastructures, with significant overflow or ripple implications for our North Stamford community.  Continue reading “Message from the North Stamford Association President – Winter 2018”

North Stamford Association opposes text change

1/11/18.  Representatives from the North Stamford Association Board of Directors attended the City of Stamford’s Planning Board meeting on 1/9/18 to oppose a text change that would have cleared the way for the construction of a large Assisted Living complex on the grounds of the current Bethany Church on Scofieldtown Road.  The specific reasons why the Association objected to the text change are indicated in a formal submission to the Planning Board. (NSAPlanningBoardPresentation010918)

The video for the 1/9/18 Planning Board meeting can be found on the City’s site at http://cityofstamford.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=20 

 

 

North Stamford Association to host Superintendent Earl Kim, Monday January 29

1/10/18. The North Stamford Association will host Stamford School Superintendent Earl Kim at a member only event on Monday January 29th at 6:30 pm at the Long Ridge Fire House on Old Long Ridge Road.  Mr. Kim will share his vision for the Stamford School System and engage in Q & A with Association members regarding public education in North Stamford.  This event is free to North Stamford Association members and non-member residents of 06903 may join the Association at the door.

Possible Development at Long Ridge Club Property

1/9/18. Martin Waters made a second presentation last night to the North Stamford Association board about his plans to convert the property at the Long Ridge Club into a private soccer club. Questions were raised again about traffic, lighting, noise, proposed and potential land use. The North Stamford Association is compiling additional questions/concerns in advance of Water’s application to the City for this project. The letter of application to the City with supporting documents is attached (5 PDF’s). Please send questions/concerns to info@northstamfordassoc.org

2517 Long Ridge Architecture

2517 Long Ridge Eng Survey Plans

2517 Long Ridge Landscape Plan

2517 Long Ridge Narr Letter

2517 Long Ridge Stormwater Report

 

Potential development at the Long Ridge Club

12/21/17.  The North Stamford Association is monitoring the activity of the new owner of the Long Ridge Club and his plans for a private soccer facility with two artificial turf fields, lighting for night time play and a large field house. The owner aims to have the zoning amended to convert the use from “swim & tennis” to “Athletic”, with a new definition of use. The North Stamford Association welcomes comments about this potential change to zoning and “property use” from members and residents. We will keep you posted on news as it evolves. Call or email us with your thoughts/concerns about the project.

North Stamford Association to host dialog with Stamford Schools Superintendent

12/19/17.  Save the date of Monday, January 29th when the North Stamford Association will host a dialog with the Stamford Superintendent Earl Kim. The event will take place at The Long Ridge Fire House on Old Long Ridge Road from 6:30-7:30 pm. This event is for members only. Non-members are welcome to join at the door. We look forward to seeing you there.

City Completes Annual Leaf Pick Up; Will start additional sweep

12/8/17. As per an announcement from the Office of the Mayor, “The second sweep will begin early next week and continue through the entire city, unless it snows. To ensure leaves are picked up, residents may contact the Citizen’s Service Bureau to alert the Highways Department about the location of leaves by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8. Residents can do this by going to stamfordct.gov/servicecenter or calling 203-977-4140 to put in a request.”

New listing of Stamford Board of Representatives

12/8/17.  We get many inquiries from North Stamford residents wanting to learn who their Representatives are in the City and how to reach them. Following are some helpful links. Click HERE to learn what district your home is in. And click HERE to learn the names and contact details for your Representatives.

Potential assisted living and condominiums for seniors development proposed for North Stamford

11/17/17.  The North Stamford Association is keeping a close eye on the plans for a senior resident development, to include assisted living and senior condominiums, on the Baer Property off High Ridge Road and Interlaken Road. The 70+ acre property is bound by three streets; High Ridge Road/Compo Drive to the west, Interlaken Road to the north, and Newfield Avenue to the east. The proposal calls for using 25-30 acres for construction with the balance of the property returned to the city for park use. Approximately 150 units of dense housing is being proposed. The developer, Coldwell Banker Commercial has made a presentation of their early plans to our board of directors. Many NSA Board Directors have toured the property and we are presently compiling a formal list of questions and concerns. We will keep you posted on news as it evolves. Call or email us with your thoughts/concerns about the project.

Ahuja Application for Text Amendment to Allow Medical Clinics in Residential Neighborhoods Rejected

10/17/17. The Zoning Board met last night regarding the Ahuja Application for a text amendment to zoning rules to allow for medical clinics to be permitted in most residential neighborhoods. North Stamford Association representatives were in attendance. Tom Lombardo, Chair of the North Stamford Association’s Land Use Committee, read a statement from the North Stamford Association voicing our opposition to the text change. The zoning board’s final vote was 5 – 0, rejecting the text amendment. The North Stamford Association was pleased with this result indicating that the text change was inappropriate and would have impacted most of Stamford.

Stamford Mayoral Debate

10/16/17. The Prometheum Foundation will be hosting a Mayoral Debate on October 23rd at 7pm at Rippowan Middle School. Click here for more information.

Mayoral Candidate Forum

10/5/17. Thank you to all who came out last night to hear the three Stamford Mayoral Candidates speak at a forum hosted by the North Stamford Association. We were pleased to offer our membership the opportunity to see and hear from the candidates directly. We welcomed questions in advance via email from our members and as a result the topics discussed covered a wide variety of issues affecting North Stamford and the City at large. Thank you to the three candidates for making time in your schedules to meet with us.

Tonight: Meet the Stamford Mayoral Candidates

10/4/17. MEMBER ONLY MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4th.  

6:30pm at the Harry Bennett branch of the Ferguson Library.

David Martin, Barry Michelson, and John Zito will be participating.

Each candidate will have five minutes to introduce themselves which will be followed by a question and answer period. The event will run from 6:30-8:00.

This is a North Stamford Association member only event. New members residing in North Stamford may join at the door.

Please submit your questions for the Mayoral Candidates!

10/2/17. North Stamford Association members are encouraged to pre submit questions for the Mayoral Candidates to be asked by the Moderator at the October 4th member only Forum. Questions should not exceed 25 words and may be on any topic of concern to North Stamford Residents. Send your questions to info@northstamfordassoc.org

 

 

 

Update: Chestnut Hill Park Norway Maple

9/28/17. An on site meeting was held at the Chestnut Hill Park to review the matter of the removal of the Norway Maple. The meeting was attended by several North Stamford Association Directors as well as representatives of the City Operations Department.

As previously shared, the Tree Warden wanted to remove the tree. A complaint was filed by an area resident to save the tree and shift the location of the playground. The Tree Warden offered to replace the tree with three other trees of a different specie.

Positive discussion took place at the site and City Operations Director offered to double the number of replacement trees to six. He stated that he wanted the NSA to participate in the selection of replacement trees that will be proposed by the Tree Warden. None of the participants wished to cause any delay to the construction of the new playground. The offer by the City was accepted and we can expect plantings in the Spring.

North Stamford Association to host a Mayoral Election forum on Wednesday October 4th

9/26/17. The North Stamford Association will be hosting a Mayoral Election forum on Wednesday October 4th at 6:30pm at the Harry Bennett branch of the Ferguson Library. David Martin, Barry Michelson, and John Zito will be participating. Each candidate will have five minutes to introduce themselves which will be followed by a question and answer period. The event will run from 6:30-8:00. This is a North Stamford Association member only event. New members residing in North Stamford may join at the door.

Public Hearing to save the Norway Maple at Chestnut Hill Park

9/22/17. Members are reminded that the Public Hearing to save the Norway Maple at Chestnut Hill Park will be held on Friday,  September 22 at 6:00 PM at the Government Center. The consultant designing improvements to the Park assured us in May that no trees would be removed. In July word was received that the attractive Crimson tree would be removed.  It is our position that the tree should remain and that the designated play area can be moved four feet to the south.

 The tree provides shade for children and adults using the park. The North Stamford Association has the support of City Representatives Dennis Mahoney, Susan Nable and Gail Okun to save the tree.