The New Fairfield tax collector will soon be able to waive any property tax bills less than $5. That was one of two ordinances approved in a special town meeting Thursday. Officials say collections sometimes cost more than the revenue being collected.
An ordinance allowing the selectmen to set fees for building permits has been updated to clarify and streamline the process.
The other item on the agenda, an ordinance about water discharged onto the road, was not approved. It was aimed at preventing hazardous and icy road conditions, but it was rejected during the special town meeting. Some said it was too vague and broadly written. There were 20 people at the meeting, and by a hand vote, the resolution garnered 11 votes in opposition.