The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut

The What is your look around southwest Connecticut for the week of August 7.

The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut
Happy August! (Photo by Kelly Prinz)

Monday, August 7

Happy Monday! We’re away on vacation for a few days, so this will be an abbreviated version of The What.

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Let’s see what’s happening around the region this week.


The Board of Finance will meet on Thursday, August 10 at 7 p.m. and vote on paying an additional $77,000 to Attorney Steven Mednick who has been providing legal advice and support to the Charter Revision Commission. The initial contract “was executed on October 24, 2022, to provide legal advisory services to the Charter Review Commission.” Initially, the city said that no Board approvals were required since his fees were estimated to be up to $100,000 in total. “His fees are now estimated at $177,000 through the completion of his services in September/October of this year,” a memo to the Board of Finance reads.

The Board will also review requests for electric vehicle charging stations at the Stamford Government Center as a part of the Connecticut’s Volkswagen EVSE Infrastructure Program and proposed dredging in Cove Marina.

Other meetings this week include:


There will be a Special Meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, where the commission will receive a presentation on the new proposed zoning map for the city.

Also on Wednesday, August 9, there will be a Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs Committee of the Common Council Public Hearing and Regular Meeting at 6:15 p.m. where the committee will vote to advance a parks and recreation strategic plan to the full council.

Other meetings this week include:


Meetings this week:


The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet on Tuesday, August 8 at 4 p.m. and start discussions on a pre-application review for Old Greenwich Elementary School, which calls for the town to construct a one-story, four classroom addition with a secure, ADA accessible main entrance and a renovation of portions of the existing building.

Other meetings this week include:


The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, August 7 at 7 p.m. and discuss a request to amend a license agreement for open space on Grove Street.

Other meetings this week include:

  • Tuesday, August 8: Sewer Commission at 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 9: Advisory Committee on Sustainability at 12 p.m.


The Commission on People with Disabilities Employment Committee is holding a working session on Thursday, August 10 at 10 a.m. to discuss the group’s “Employment is for Everyone” initiative.  

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

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Have a great week,

Kelly Prinz

Founder, Reporter at Coastal Connecticut Times