The Ridgefield Inland Wetlands Board, Planning and Zoning will be holding a public hearing tonight on the proposed Ridgefield Winter Club. The applicant will make a presentation, commission members will ask questions and then the public can comment.
The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 in East Ridge Middle School’s auditorium, and must end by 10:30pm. The deadline to make a decision is October 9th.
Nearly a dozen signs opposing the club have been reported stolen or vandalized in recent weeks.
The proposal for an outdoor skating rink and a private club on Peaceable Street is a residential neighborhood and needs a special permit. Residents have expressed concern about noise, traffic and outdoor lights. Others previously failed in efforts to get the term "private club" to be defined in zoning regulations.