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A public hearing and meeting is being held Wednesday in New Fairfield about creating a new tax district to settle a neighborhood dispute. 

 

A public hearing is being held tomorrow at 7pm in New Fairfield and will be followed by a vote.  While anyone can attend the hearing, only residents of Squantz View Drive and Carola Lane will be able to vote on creating an independent municipal district.  That district would maintain roads, sidewalks, crosswalks, drainage and sewers and appoint watchmen or police. 

 

The reason for the vote is an ongoing dispute between the homeowners on those two roads and the Candlewood Hills Tax District.  The residents have been unsatisfied with the allocations of the money paid to the District, which is similar to a homeowners association. 

 

A lawsuit about separating is pending.  At one point, a gate was put up and locked blocking access to Oak Street and Squantz View Drive.

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