A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

06/24/2022 Update

In regards to COVID, hospitalization numbers in the state are slowly decreasing. I believe there is a very slow but steady improvement.

This week marked graduations from Samuel Staples, Helen Keller, and Joel Barlow High School. This is a good time to be Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Draft Zoning Amendment Would Require Site Plan Approval for Slaughterhouses

The Easton Planning and Zoning Commission is drafting a zoning amendment to require applicants seeking to build an accessory farm structure to slaughter livestock to have a site plan approved by the commission. Current zoning regulations only require a permit for approval.

The Continue reading “Draft Zoning Amendment Would Require Site Plan Approval for Slaughterhouses”

P&Z Launches Student Contest for New ‘Welcome to Easton’ Signs

What does Easton mean to students in town? The Easton Planning and Zoning Commission is initiating an art project for children in town to design new ‘Welcome to Easton’ signs. Two groups (K-eighth grade and ninth-12th grade) will be drawing a design based on their own idea of what Continue reading “P&Z Launches Student Contest for New ‘Welcome to Easton’ Signs”

Column: Looking Ahead to 2022

Welcome to 2022! Let us hope that as we move into the new year the situation with the pandemic  improves. From Town Hall there are a number of things we hope to move forward. Obviously some things will depend on the state of Covid 19. How we conduct meetings by our boards and commissions Continue reading “Column: Looking Ahead to 2022”

Letter: Guess What Happened While You Were Away for the First Time In Two Years?

To the Editor:

On July 26, the appointed members of the Easton Planning and Zoning Commission held a Special Public Hearing to present the final proposed amendments to Easton’s Plan of Conservation and Development and amendments to Easton’s Zoning Regulations. The meeting was very Continue reading “Letter: Guess What Happened While You Were Away for the First Time In Two Years?”

New P&Z Rules Are A Cause For Concern

To the Editor:

After viewing the August 23 Easton Planning & Zoning zoom meeting with their discussion of and changes to their “Rules of Procedure,” I and others who watched were appalled. It was an amazing display of Orwellian proportions. P&Z’s true intent was revealed in the Continue reading “New P&Z Rules Are A Cause For Concern”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 7/23/2021

Good afternoon, 

Fortunately, it has been a quiet week in town so I will try to be brief. To follow up from my message from last week, at Optimum’s suggestion we have begun to elevate all complaints to our municipal representative. I have expressed that fixing Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 5/28/21

Memorial Day

Good afternoon,

 I am happy to say that Val and Derek Buckley are home and recuperating.  Although they are making progress every day, thoughts and prayers are still in order.

On Monday, the Zoning Board of Appeals upheld a permit for a slaughter house on Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Letter: Home Rule for Planning and Zoning

To the Editor:

Thursday night April 29 at their regular meeting, the Easton Republican Town Committee unanimously endorsed the following resolution. This in response to the actions taking place in Hartford attempting to take Planning and Zoning out of the hands of our local government. Continue reading “Letter: Home Rule for Planning and Zoning”

Letter: Let the People Set the Path

To the Editor:

As the First Selectman of the town of Easton I had planned to explain my position regarding an advisory ballot question on funding Easton’s portion of the development of a multi-use path along Sport Hill Road. I still plan to do that in the future.  However, I feel Continue reading “Letter: Let the People Set the Path”

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