There is a special town meeting in New Fairfield tonight for residents to consider funding for a school resource officer for the middle school. It's a request for $120,000 to fund the officer for the current school year. A recent audit of security practices recommended an additional officer for the middle school. New Fairfield's 5 police officers will rotate at the schools, using overtime hours.
Tonight's special town meeting is scheduled for 7pm in the Community Room.
The New Fairfield Zoning Commission is continuning their public hearing tonight about issues with short term rentals like Air B n Bs. At a previous public hearing, some residents spoke out about unsafe parking, noisy temporary neighbors and trash littering yards. Those in favor said renting their homes out online have helped them make improvements, pay property taxes and that renters patronize local businesses. The hearing tonight could be followed by action by the Zoning Commission.
The meeting is at 7:30 in the New Fairfield High School Library.