Events

Shred & Recycle Day was a big hit with residents

6/12/18. The Shred & Recycle Day, sponsored by the North Stamford Association and the City of Stamford on Sat June 2nd was a big hit with residents. Nearly 100 people came to shred their documents and papers. Thank you to all in the community for your participation.

Get Ready for the Shred & Recycle Day

5/21/18. Shred & Recycle Day, sponsored by the North Stamford Association and the City of Stamford

Sat June 2nd, 9-12, Scofieldtown Park, 1 Rockrimmon Road

-A mobile shredding truck will be on hand for North Stamford Association members who wish to dispose of personal documents.

-The City of Stamford will be providing large dumpsters for Recyclable items including yard waste, household bulky waste and furniture and broken electronics. No hazardous materials.

-The Vietnam Veterans of America will have a truck to collect new/used HH items to benefit veterans. Furniture, TVs, Electronic equipment, etc.

The entire event is Free to North Stamford Association members. Non members can join at the event. Non members can use the shredder for a $15 fee. City dumpsters are free for all and available until 2pm.

Save the date: June 2nd Shred & Recyle

5/17/18. Announcing the 2018 Shred & Recycle Day Sponsored by The North Stamford Association and the City of Stamford, Saturday June 2rd • 9am to 12 noon, Scofieldtown Park, 1 Rockrimmon Road, 06903.

Stamford Recreation Announces Summer 2018 Public Beach and Pool Information

5/8/18. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 8, 2018, Press Contact: Vanessa Odenbach, Marketing Coordinator, Email: vodenbach@stamfordct.gov, Phone: 585-750-5517

Stamford Recreation Announces Summer 2018 Public Beach and Pool Information

STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Recreation Services has released the opening dates and lifeguard hours for the 2018 summer season. Continue reading “Stamford Recreation Announces Summer 2018 Public Beach and Pool Information”

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: Chick-Fil-A Drive-Thru at Bull’s Head

5/4/18. Following up on the Zoning staff’s presentation at this week’s Zoning Board about a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru at Bull’s Head, a public hearing will be held:

Monday, May 7th
7:30 p.m.(for Chick Fil-A application)
Government Center
888 Washington Blvd, 4th floor

Plan to attend to voice your concerns about this proposal and about changing zoning laws to allow drive-thru fast-food restaurants in the City’s neighborhood business districts. Continue reading “PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: Chick-Fil-A Drive-Thru at Bull’s Head”

Real Estate Forum attended by nearly 100

4/19/18. Last night’s real estate forum hosted by the North Stamford Association was a huge hit with members. Nearly 100 people came out to hear 3 area realtors talk about the current state of the market, what attracts or deters people from moving to North Stamford and what prospective buyers are looking for in a home in North Stamford. The discussion was lively with questions and comments about the schools, amenities, staging a home for sale, in-ground oil tanks and much, much more. According to North Stamford Association President Douglas York, “this was the third recent forum we have hosted for our members on topics of relevance to North Stamford. We are thrilled to be creating opportunities to share information on matters of importance to our community and members. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time with suggestions, concerns and points of view on the many topics that we follow on behalf of North Stamford residents.”

Update on Storm Debris Pickup; Leaf Bags Will Be Picked Up

4/4/18. STAMFORD, CT – Mayor David Martin and Director of Operations Ernie Orgera are today providing residents with an update on the city-wide storm debris pickup.

“This process has been slow-going, especially in North Stamford, which received the brunt of the damage from multiple March storms,” said Mayor Martin. “But progress is being made, and I want to assure residents that we will get to your house. But winter is hanging on, and every additional storm delays the pickup.” Continue reading “Update on Storm Debris Pickup; Leaf Bags Will Be Picked Up”

Resurfacing of Long Ridge Road

3/15/18. The North Stamford Association received the following information from Garrett Bolella P.E., Traffic Engineer with the City of Stamford about upcoming resurfacing of Long Ridge Road.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be resurfacing Route 104 (Long Ridge Road) from 0.28 miles north of Route 15 to 0.11 miles south of Riverbank Road during the 2018 construction season.   It was determined that the sections of Route 104 between just south of Northwood Lane to just south of Riverbank Road, a distance of approximately 2.70 miles, is a candidate for the installation of centerline rumble strips.  The Department is requesting the City’s approval for the installation of centerline rumble strips in this area.    The City would like your feedback related to the desirability of centerline rumble strips in your community.  I’ve provided more information below about centerline rumble strips so that you may understand their benefits.  While they are a proven safety countermeasure, they do have drawbacks.  External noise caused by traffic crossing rumble strips may negatively impact communities as they may disturb adjacent homeowners and may affect protected wildlife species. Continue reading “Resurfacing of Long Ridge Road”

Stamford reps put a bite in zoning enforcement

3/14/18. As reported in the Stamford Advocate, “Stamford reps put a bite in zoning enforcement.” By Angela Carella Published 4:37 pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

“STAMFORD — Following a municipal election that had residents calling for the city to crack down on zoning violations, lawmakers have added teeth to an enforcement ordinance.”

Click HERE for the full article from the Advocate.

City-Wide Storm Debris Pick Up to Now Start March 19th STAMFORD, CT

3/19/18: UPDATED — City-Wide Storm Debris Pickup Postponed; Will Now Start March 26th

3/12/18. City-Wide Storm Debris Pick Up to Now Start March 19th STAMFORD, CT –

Mayor David Martin and Director of Operations Ernie Orgera today [yesterday] announced an updated start date for the city-wide storm debris pickup. Due to another nor’easter last week and expected snow tomorrow, the pickup will now begin on Monday, March 19th with a crew starting in North Stamford working south, and a second crew starting in the southern part of the city, working north. Continue reading “City-Wide Storm Debris Pick Up to Now Start March 19th STAMFORD, CT”

Art Gallery Landlord ceased pursuit of wellness clinic and medical marijuana dispensary

2/28/18. The North Stamford Association has been notified that the Landlord owner of the Art Gallery on Long Ridge has ceased the pursuit of leasing space to a wellness clinic and medical marijuana dispensary.  The signs requesting a zoning changed have been removed.  We will continue to watch this property and applications to the city for zoning changes as well as other pending projects of concern to North Stamford residents.  Thank you.

Dump trucks at the Long Ridge Club

2/28/18. We are hearing from members that there are dump trucks going in and out of the Long Ridge Club. We understand that the city has sent out an inspector and to date determined that nothing illegal is going on. The North Stamford Association continues to monitor the activity and potential application for a zoning change for the property and will keep our members posted as news evolves.

Stamford Citizen Services Bureau

2/20/18. Last week we shared an article from The Advocate about potholes on the roads in Stamford and included contact information at Citizens Services for reporting particular streets and potholes needing fixing. We are hearing from some of our members that Citizens Services has been very responsive, sending electronic confirmation of requests for repair, getting the work done and sending another electronic confirmation saying the work was finished. We encourage members to take advantage of this channel from The City to solicit services. Citizens Service Center at 203-977-4140 or filling out a form on the city’s website, https://www.stamfordct.gov/citizens-service-bureau.

Reminding: Monday February 26 Forum with Greg Stackpole, Assessor, City of Stamford

2/20/18. The North Stamford Association will host Greg Stackpole, CCMAII – Assessor, City of Stamford, at a member only event on Monday February 26th at 6:30pm at the Long Ridge Fire House on Old Long Ridge Road. Mr. Stackpole will explain the recent reassessment process, and how the process was applied to residents of North Stamford. A Q & A period will follow Mr. Stackpole’s presentation. The event is free to North Stamford Association members and non-member residents of 06903 may join at the door.

Seeking member input for request for Stamford Neighborhood Grant

2/14/18. The North Stamford Association is seeking member input for a proposed NSA request(s) to the City of Stamford for a Neighborhood grant.  Grants up to $4000 per grant will be awarded to grass roots organizations and neighborhood associations to support projects and activities important to their respective areas. Eligible projects include but are not limited to:

  • Art projects
  • Community gardens
  • Sidewalk planters
  • Community clean-up efforts
  • “Adopt-a-spot” plantings
  • Graffiti or weed control.

As an involved resident of North Stamford we seek your ideas on projects to be submitted under the North Stamford Association umbrella.  Several projects may be submitted, however the NSA must rank its project preferences.  Please respond to this email with your ideas no later than Wednesday February 21st. info@northstamfordassoc.org

February 26th, 2018, Presentation by Greg Stackpole, CCMAII, Assessor, City of Stamford

2/9/18. The North Stamford Association is pleased to announce that it’s next Member Only Forum will be held on Monday February 26th at 6:30 pm at the Long Ridge Fire House on Old Long Ridge. Our speaker will be Greg Stackpole, CCMAII – Assessor, City of Stamford. Come join us to better understand the recent Tax Assessment changes and engage in Q & A on mill rate differences by area and other tax issues of concern to North Stamford residents. Following a presentation by Mr. Stackpole, questions will be fielded from our members. Please limit questions to 20 seconds to permit many of your fellow members to participate in the dialog. We hope to see you on the 26th!