Watch the Greenwich Delegation Pre-Session Legislative Breakfast

posted Jan 23, 2018, 1:49 PM by Elizabeth Peldunas

From Livvy Floren, Mike Bocchino, and Fred Camillo:


On Thursday, January 18th, we hosted a pre-session legislative breakfast at the Cos Cobber where attendees asked us questions ranging from tolls to the state budget, and much more.


​While we had a great turnout, we realize that many of you were unable to attend. Fortunately, our friends at IN Greenwich recorded the meeting for your convenience.

Click on this link to watch the video:

Greenwich DPW to host information session on Perrot rotary: Thursday, January 25th at 7 PM

posted Jan 23, 2018, 6:57 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 7:00 AM ]

Please plan to attend!

A revised preliminary design has been completed for the replacement of the Sound Beach Avenue Bridge over Cider Mill Brook (Bridge No. 03954), roadway improvements on Sound Beach Avenue, intersection improvements at Sound Beach Avenue, Laddins Rock Road, and Harding Road and intersection improvements at Sound Beach Avenue at Forest Avenue, in order to make the area more efficient and safer for the travelling public and pedestrians. The project is being designed by Weston & Sampson of Rocky Hill, CT.

The project is being funded through the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP) administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Under the LOTCIP program, the Town is responsible for the design and the State of Connecticut funds 100% of the construction cost. Based upon a preliminary assessment, the construction cost will be approximately $5 million.

It is the Town’s and the State’s policy to keep persons informed and involved when such projects are undertaken. It is important that the community share its concerns to assist in the project’s development. The Town will conduct a public information meeting on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 7:00 PM, at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd, Old Greenwich, CT 06870.

Anyone interested in obtaining further information or providing input may do so by contacting Gabriella M. Circosta Cohee, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer, at (203) 861-3151.

Results of Synthetic Turf Survey - January 2018

posted Jan 17, 2018, 7:32 PM by Elizabeth Peldunas

Thanks to those who completed our survey regarding the potential installation of synthetic turf and lighting at our middle school fields.  The results were presented last week at the First Selectman's Capital Improvement Projects public hearing held at Town Hall on 1/11.  At that time, 79 people had responded with 61 saying "no" to synthetic fields, 15 saying "yes," and 3 answering "not sure."  Fifty-two (52) people provided comments.

As of today (1/17/18), 90 residents have completed the survey.  Seventy-two (72) people said "no" to synthetic fields, 15 people said "yes," and 3 answered "not sure."  Sixty people provided comments about their position on the topic.  You can read those detailed comments in the attached pdf file below.

The line item of $5 Million for turf at a middle school field has been replaced with a planned spend of $300,000 to investigate the possibility of putting synthetic turf at a middle school field.  Please read the story at Greenwich Time for more information about the discussion last Thursday evening.

January 2018 RA newsletter

posted Jan 9, 2018, 8:15 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas

Look for the association newsletter in your mailbox!

Artificial Turf at EMS? Attend CIP Hearing at Town Hall on 1/11

posted Jan 9, 2018, 8:10 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 1:39 PM ]

The Board of Education has proposed a 2018-19 budget line item in the amount of $5 million for 152,000 sq. ft. of artificial turf and performance game lights for a Greenwich middle school.  The middle school chosen could be Eastern.

On Thursday, January 11th at 6:00 PM in the Town Hall Meeting Room the Capital Improvement Program Projects Committee, which is led by First Selectman Peter Tesei and includes several town officials, is ranking potential projects -- including this budget line item for turf -- for consideration in what will be the First Selectman’s proposed 2018-19 budget.

As background, all three Greenwich middle schools (EMS, CMS and WMS) are part of the Board of Education's new 15-year master plan for the town's school facilities that is being developed by KG&D Architects.  One goal laid out within that plan is to artificially turf and light all three middle schools.  You can learn more about these plans by opening the attached master plan document.

As a Riverside resident, this public hearing is your opportunity to express your opinion about the conversion of the open green space behind EMS into an artificially turfed, lit and fenced athletic facility. The Board of Selectman is looking for residents' input.  “We want to hear what your concerns are and what your comments are so that as we go about looking at these (potential capital projects) and analyzing these over the next several weeks we have a sense of what the public’s feelings are about it,” Tesei quoted in Greenwich Time. December 20, 2017. pg. A3.

Plan to attend the CIP Public Hearing on Thursday, January 11th at 6:00 pm at Town Hall

Let us know what you think about these plans.  Results will be aggregated and presented at Town Hall.

2017 Election Results for RTM Districts 5 and 12

posted Nov 8, 2017, 5:59 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 6:03 AM ]

From the Registrars of Voters, Town of Greenwich  at 11 PM Tuesday, 11/8/2017
All data sent is subject to re-verification. These results are unofficial. Official results are published the day after Election Day in conjunction with the Office of the Town Clerk. These results are sent as a courtesy, and their timeliness and frequency is entirely dependent on the activity of Election Day and the other responsibilities of the Registrars of Voters.

District 5 Vote Tallies:

Karen S. OZTEMEL 704
Christina S. DOWNEY 687
Nancy E. COOPER 671
Danyal OZIZMIR 628
Michael E. BASHAM 622
Joan B. THAKOR 615
Paul A. OLMSTEAD 609
Ashley M.B. SMITH 606
Lucy B. KRASNOR 599
Susan M. JAFFE 593
Patricia H. ROBERTS 591
Jennifer L. BAIRD 590
Ella D. COHEN 581
Peter G. VAN DUYNE 572
Joseph H. BENOIT, JR. 571
Kathryn L. WALKER 551
Stephanie L. D'ALTON BARRETT 538
Anna M. MONTEIRO 528
Thomas G. PETERSEN, JR. 523
Brian P. PELDUNAS 502
Andrew A. ORAM 501
Jeffrey B. SAHRBECK 495
Shawn J. MCDONNELL 463
Robert K. BRADY 454
Jeffrey S. BARDOS 425
Delbert G. EBERHARDT 377
Edwin D. HARDMAN, JR. 360
Martin Robert KRASNOR 335
Jason M. AUERBACH 252

District 12 Vote Tallies:

Barbara Galton HINDMAN 621
Mary A. KELLER 556
Holly E.D. YOUNG 550
Ellen MURDOCK 534
Miriam MENNIN 483
Samuel T. TELERICO 477
Thomas E. BANCROFT 462
Robert T. MAY 448
Francia ALVAREZ 442
Andrew S. WINSTON 428
Craig W. AMUNDSON 378
David A. Abaroa 361
Thomas AGRESTA 358
Glen A. CANNER 358
John M. WISSMANN 353
Aaron J. LEONARD 336
Donald T. WHYKO 311
David L. DEMILHAU 307
Philip T. BROUS, JR. 69
Maryalice SCHULTE 87

2017 Greenwich Ballot

posted Nov 1, 2017, 6:01 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas

Attached below is the complete ballot for all voting districts in Greenwich.  Make sure to look at both sides for your voting district!

Screenshots of the RTM District 5 and District 12 ballots

posted Oct 29, 2017, 5:07 PM by Elizabeth Peldunas

Familiarize yourself with the layout of the Representative Town Meeting portion of the ballot.  Download the attached PDF for your voting district.

Election Day is just over a week away!

Tell me more about the Representative Town Meeting (RTM)!

posted Oct 23, 2017, 7:52 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas   [ updated Oct 24, 2017, 8:54 AM ]

The RTM is the legislative body of Greenwich, with its powers vested by the Town Charter.  The RTM has 230 members allocated across 12 voting districts in Greenwich.  It has the authority to:

  • Initiate and pass ordinances;
  • Approve all expenditures by the town over $5,000;
  • Approve, reduce, and eliminate appropriations;
  • Decide whether the town shall accept federal or state funds for town projects;
  • Act as the final planning authority on municipal improvements;
  • Approve or reject nominations to town bodies as made by the selectmen;
  • Create special committees to deal with particular subjects such as labor contracts, claims, and redistricting; and
  • Pass "sense of the meeting" resolutions urging that other branches of government initiate desired legislation, or expressing disapproval of actions that have been taken.

Regular RTM meetings are held at Central Middle School in:

  • January:    Tuesday after MLK Day
  • March:       Second Monday
  • April:          Second Monday
  • May:           Second Monday
  • June:          Second Monday
  • September: Third Monday
  • October:       Fourth Monday
  • December:   Second Monday

RTM meetings are recorded by Greenwich Community Television and can be viewed live on Channel 79 (Cablevision). Recordings of meetings can be found here:

District Delegations
Delegations meet separately prior to the monthly meetings listed above to discuss information on the call (i.e., agenda).
  • District 5 meets in the media center of Riverside School (18 members as of 11/2017)
  • District 12 meeting in the media center of North Mianus School (21 members as of 11/2017)

Each district has one delegate (and one or more alternates) to the following standing RTM committees:

  •     Appointments
  •     Budget Overview
  •     Claims
  •     Community Development Advisory
  •     Education
  •     Finance
  •     Health and Human Services
  •     Labor Contracts
  •     Land Use
  •     Legislative and Rules
  •     Parks and Recreation
  •     Public Works
  •     Technology Advisory
  •     Town Services
  •     Transportation

To learn more, see the RTM website or open the attached pdf.

Coffee with a Cop on Wed., October 4, 2017 in Riverside

posted Oct 3, 2017, 1:25 PM by Elizabeth Peldunas

Come meet the men and women of the Greenwich Police Department who keep our streets safe.

They will be at Starbucks in Riverside Commons (1253 East Putnam Ave.) from 8 AM to 10:3o.  Stop by and say "Hello."

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