Events

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!

North Stamford Association attended Planning Board meeting about High Ridge Office Park

2/8/18. Board members from the North Stamford Association attended the Planning Board meeting on Tuesday February 6th to speak in opposition to the text change proposing to change permissible uses of High Ridge Office Park and potentially other office parks in  Stamford. North Stamford Association Land Use Chair, Tom Lombardo presented on behalf of the North Stamford Association. Read the full statement of opposition submitted by the North Stamford Association into the permanent record of the Planning Board meeting.  NSA Letter to PB Feb 6 2018

Watch the video of the public meeting at http://cityofstamford.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=20&clip_id=6761

The Board deferred making a decision on the text change and asked for more information on the FAR, more clarity on building characteristics/historic preservation (the issue raised by Ms. Godzeno) and a definition of a “Physical Culture Establishment.” The applicant will attend the Planning Board meeting on Feb. 20 to answer the remaining questions. Chair Dell will determine whether the public will be allowed to speak at that meeting. In the past, she’s been very receptive to allowing the public to speak. The next step would be a referral to the Zoning Board when a public meeting would be required.

 

Link to Superintendent Earl Kim’s presentation to North Stamford Association

2/2/18. Last Monday, Stamford Schools Superintendent Earl Kim spoke to the North Stamford Association about the progress of our schools and the status of the launch of their Strategic Plan. He is looking forward to coming back in 12-18 months for an update.

Following is a link to Mr. Kim’s presentation charts—you will notice a link for their video is included in the presentation. SPS Overview for Community 1-18NorthStamford

You are encouraged to attend the upcoming Budget Public Hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, at 7:00 at Westover Elementary School.

Stamford Schools Superintendent Presented to North Stamford Association Members

1/30/18. Mr. Earl Kim, superintendent of the Stamford Schools, gave a substantive presentation last night to more than 75 North Stamford Association members. Mr. Kim discussed his vision and goals for the Stamford Schools. The presentation was followed by a question and answer period. Thank you Mr. Kim and thanks to all for coming out. The North Stamford Association will invite Mr. Kim back in the future for a follow-up discussion.

REMINDER: Superintendent Earl Kim Presentation to North Stamford Association

1/26/18. REMINDER: Superintendent Earl Kim will be discussing his vision for the Stamford Schools and engaging in a Q & A with North Stamford Association Members on Monday January 29th at 6:30 pm at the Long Ridge Fire House on Old Long Ridge Road. For a preview of Mr. Kim’s ideas for Stamford Schools, click the following video: https://vimeo.com/251979798

This member only event is free to North Stamford Association members and non-member residents of 06903 may join the Association at the door.

Superintendent Earl Kim to make presentation to North Stamford Association Members

1/19/18. 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. This event is free to North Stamford Association members and non-members of 06903 may join the Association at the door.

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.