With the warmer weather, thoughts are turning to summer. New Fairfield First Selectman Susan Chapman told the Newstimes she wrote to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner this week about capacity at Squantz Pond.
Chapman has been pushing for a ban on walk-ins for several years. She wants the ban to take effect when parking lot capacity is reached, but the state Regulation Review Committee rejected the proposal in January. Chapman is concerned because the parking lot cap was put in place to control crowds, but allowing foot traffic could strain staff resources.
Committee members were concerned because the language on the ban was vague.