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HVCEO towns start process of merging with another regional planning group

A town meeting was held in New Fairfield Tuesday night and the Ridgefield Board of Selectmen met Wednesday night to discuss merging the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials with another regional group.  The South Western Regional Planning Agency is made up of lower Fairfield County towns up to Wilton and Weston. 

 

HVCEO covers 10 towns in the Greater Danbury area up to New Milford and Sherman.  

 

A state initiative passed recently calls for the 13 planning agencies in the state to merge into no more than eight.  If larger councils of governments are not created, the current ones risk losing funding.