The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut

The What is your look around southwest Connecticut, from Greenwich to Fairfield, for the week of April 18.

The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut
This picture reminds me of vacation—which is where the CCT founders will be this week! Photo by Kelly Prinz

Monday, April 18

Heads up! The What will be taking a week off as the founders of Coastal Connecticut Times take a vacation. We’ll be back in your inboxes on Monday, May 2, with a few new things, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here’s what’s happening around the region this week.


The Board of Representatives is continuing its investigation into the patio collapse at the Allure and the city’s response to it. On Wednesday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m., the Board of Reps’ Public Safety and Health Committee will be reviewing and discussing fire department protocol related to sprinkler systems and fire alarms. The committee will also be discussing the city’s investigation into the other properties of the Allure developer, BLT, and if the city should suspend all of their projects, at least until the investigation is complete.

The Board of Representatives’ Fiscal Committee will continue its review of department budgets this week. On Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m., the committee will review the budgets of the registrar of voters; town and city clerks; engineering; building; and the Land Use Bureau. On Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m., the committee will hear from the Board of Education, the Boys and Girls Club; Ferguson Library; and technology management.

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On Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m., the Ordinance Committee will receive a presentation on an affordable housing ordinance and discuss potentially establishing an affordable housing trust in the city.

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On Monday, April 18 at 4 p.m., the Board of Selectmen will hear a presentation from Aquarion Water Company on an update on its 2022 Water Conservation Plan.

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The Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) will be discussing the use of American Rescue Plan Act funds for school HVAC-related projects and voting on the 2022-23 budget at the BET Budget Decision Day on Tuesday, April 19 at 9 a.m. The Representative Town Meeting’s Budget Overview Committee will then discuss the BET approved budget at its meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. The RTM provides the final vote to adopt the budget for the upcoming year.

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The RTM–Public Health & Safety Committee will discuss the mental health first aid training that the town plans to offer to the public in June at EMS Post 53 at its meeting on Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

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The Representative Town Meeting committees will be reviewing departmental budget plans for the upcoming year this week. On Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. the RTM Public Works Committee will be discussing the public works and sewer fund budgets and receiving an update on upcoming public works projects. On Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. the RTM Public Protection Committee will discuss and potentially recommend budgets for the fire and police departments. On Thursday, April 21 at 12 p.m., the RTM Information Technology Committee will review and discuss the proposed budget for information technology for the town. Also on Thursday, the RTM Transit Committee will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss and vote on the Westport Transit District and railroad parking budgets.

There will also be a joint meeting of the RTM Public Works & RTM Finance Committees on Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m to discuss and potentially recommend to the full RTM the plans to use $400,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds for planning, design, and permitting of the redevelopment of Parker Harding Plaza, Jesup Green, and the Imperial Lot.

Other meetings include

  • Monday, April 18: Commission for Senior Services at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 21: Commission on People with Disabilities at 9 a.m. | Tree Board at 4:30 p.m. | District 8 Neighborhood Traffic & Safety Meeting at 7 p.m.

Please note: All of these agendas and information here are current as of Sunday evening. Meeting times and agendas may get adjusted throughout the week.

Thank you for reading!

With spring and summer almost here, Coastal Connecticut Times is looking to get out on the road and meet with community members. If there’s an event, meeting, group, or fair you think we should be at, shoot us an email at We’d love to start meeting many of you in person.

And as noted at the top, The What will be off next week. We'll be back on Monday, May 2.

Have a great week,

Kelly Prinz

Founder, Reporter at Coastal Connecticut Times