The Ridgefield Board of Selectmen has denied a vendor permit for a mobile flower truck in town. The application request led to a larger discussion of mobile vendors in Ridgefield. According to minutes of the meeting, Selectmen called for a template to be worked out so the process can be more formal. Permits are issued for one year, all of the ones granted in Ridgefield so far have been for food trucks such as ice cream, coffee and lunches.
Seasonal permits were brought up that would be for just the summer. Some members of the Board expressed concern with the effect on brick and mortar businesses.
A strip of land owned by Ridgefield has been approved for sale by the Board of Selectmen. A special town meeting was held last week about the 1,316 square feet of land on Sunset Lane to be sold to resident Tom Salvestrini. Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi gave background on the proposal, saying that Sunset Lane was originally further north, closer to the homes there now. When the railroad pulled out, that left 15 feet of frontage.
The issue had been brought up about putting in deed restrictions, but Selectmen Andy Bodner expressed concern that the property being discussed could be sold to enhance the properties already there. It was said that under no condition would the property owners be allowed to subdivide.
The Town had the property surveyed, and the Assessor's evaluation put a price of $4.55 a square foot on the property. The total was $5,987.80. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously for the sale.