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The Future of Town-Owned Buildings, Part II

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The Future of Town-Owned Buildings, Part II

January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Town of New Canaan, and Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee are co-sponsoring a forum on public buildings, to be held 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

A follow-up to a widely attended forum held in April, “The Future of Town-Owned Buildings: Part II” will start with a 30-minute coffee outside the Town Meeting Room at Town Hall. Running 7 to 9 p.m., the forum is a chance for residents to address, put questions to and hear from decision-makers in local government and community experts on what’s happening with several public buildings whose future use, ownership and in some cases, existence, are now in play.

Those buildings include:

New Canaan Police Station
Vine Cottage
Irwin House-Barn-Gores Pavilion
Former Outback Teen Center
Waveny House
Panelists include:

Amy Murphy Carroll, member, Board of Finance; co-chair, Town Building Evaluation & Use Committee
Penny Young, member, Town Council; co-chair, Town Building Evaluation & Use Committee
Kit Devereaux, selectman
Arnold Karp, president and founder, Karp Associates
Martin Skrelunas, member, Historic District Commission and Historical Review Committee
James Basch, taxpayer
The panel will be co-moderated by John Engel, chairman of the Town Council; Tucker Murphy, executive director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce; and Michael Dinan, editor/publisher of the New Canaanite.

To prepare our readers ahead of the forum and make best use of the time, info-sheets on the buildings listed above, and others, will be published on starting Jan. 2.

Questions for panelists may be submitted in advance using this form:


New Canaan Town Hall Meeting Room
77 Main Street, 1st Floor
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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