Bald eagle by the Housatonic river. Photo by Lazlo
Due to snowy conditions, the Cornwall Library is closing at 5pm today.2/22/18
On October 12th the Northwest Hills Council of Governments adopted a new Regional Plan of Conservation and Development. The Plan focuses on strategic actions that the Council of Governments can take along with its 21 member municipalities and other regional partner organizations to move the region forward in meeting its land use goals over the next ten years. Read more about it.
**After 1/1/2018 the Board of Assessment Appeals will be accepting applications for a hearing to appeal real estate assessments on the 2017 grand list. The deadline is February 20, 2018. All completed applications must be in to the Town Hall by the deadline to be given a hearing. Applications are available at the Town Hall.
The Planning and Zoning Commission heald its annual sat January 20th2018
“Progress of planning in Cornwall” watch Video of Meeting
While this Meeting is mostly an opportunity for groups to share
information, we will also touch on the new Town Plan. Our October kick-off meeting
at the Cornwall Consolidated School started the process and resulted in many
citizens interested in working on the new Plan. There are still openings on
several subcommittees, which we hope to finalize after this meeting.
Representatives from town Boards, Commissions, Agencies and community groups,including but not
limited to the Cornwall Board of Selectmen, Cornwall Economic Development Commission, Cornwall Conservation Commission, Cornwall Energy Task Force,Cornwall Inland Wetlands Agency, Cornwall Committee for Seniors, Cornwall Board of Finance, Cornwall ZBA, the Housatonic River Commission, Cornwall Recreation, Commission, Cornwall Agricultural Commission, Northwest Hills Council of
Governments, Cornwall Housing Corporation, Cornwall Conservation Trust,Cornwall and Regional Boards of Education, Committee for Seniors, Cream Hill Lake task force, and West Cornwall Water/Septic Study Group have shared every year and will again be given the opportunity to share with the community their recent accomplishments and goals. Our meeting is open to the public and public comment will be allowed.
Read the 2015-2016 Annual Report with the CHC Addendum
Click here to view videos taken in Cornwall over the years.and more of the Holiday Stroll
Follow Hammond Beach on Facebook for updates and events.
Press Release regarding your taxes from Office of the Assessor, Town of Cornwall
Recent News from the local papers (Automatic RSS feed)
From The Lakeville Journal
A very short history of Cornwall
Cornwall, in Litchfield County, is located on the Housatonic River in northwestern Connecticut and contains a portion of Mohawk State Forest. The town was incorporated in May of 1740 which means that the town was celebrating the 275th anniversary in 2015. The early economy was based on farming, but iron furnaces, including two blast furnaces, gained importance in the nineteenth century, along with the supporting charcoal making industries. Famous as the site of the Cornwall’s Foreign Mission School and the Cream Hill Agricultural School, Cornwall has also been called the “Home of the Covered Bridge,” in reference to the 1864 West Cornwall Covered Bridge that is still in service today. One of Connecticut’s smallest towns, Cornwall has remained a rural community. (From the ConnecticutHistory.org website )
Some videos of Cornwall events
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