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.
The West Cornwall Water Septic Study Group has been meeting for about a year and a half with a focus on West Cornwall’s economic vitality and the cleanliness of the Housatonic river. The Group has recently taken delivery of a draft report entitled Waste Water Management Study of West Cornwall crafted by the Wengell, McDonnell and Costello (WMC) Consulting Engineers. The Study Group has reviewed and edited the initial draft and you can read the revised plan by clicking here
The Study Group is seeking input and questions from the entire Cornwall community and urges you to read the draft report and come to their Presentation at Town Hall November 10th. It is expected that following this meeting, and likely further revisions to the draft report, the BOS will set a Town Meeting date in November to vote on this issue.
Todd Piker and Libby Mitchell
Study Group Co-chairs
Read the 2015-2016 Annual Report with the CHC Addendum
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Press Release regarding your taxes from Office of the Assessor, Town of Cornwall
Recent News from the local papers (Automatic RSS feed)
From The Register-Citizen
From The Litchfield County Times
From The Republican-American
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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