Lakeview Lodge fees upped

Hi tech park plans enlarged

Pond work completed

Finance director leaves

Lakeview Lodge fees upped

BETHANY - The Board of Selectmen has raised the fees charged for the rental of Lakeview Lodge, the town-owned facility at Veterans Memorial Park on Beacon Road.

The rate for residents' use of the lodge has been increased from $250 to $400. The fee for use of the facility by non-residents has been raised from the previous $500 to $800.

In both cases a six-hour "window" is in effect for an event, with an additional hourly surcharge for any further time needed.

Selectmen took action on the fees because some groups using the lodge have wanted to set up many hours before the time of their actual event. Others have stayed until midnight, lengthening the time required for town personnel to be involved.

In other recent action, the selectmen:

accepted Tollgate Road as a town road. It is located off Route 63, near the Naugatuck line.

appointed Stu Saslafsky as a special constable, especially for traffic duty. He will begin police training.

— Barrie Tait Collins

Hi tech park plans enlarged

ORANGE - An in-depth plan has been authorized by the Economic Development Corp. to develop a larger high tech park plan that will include the 9.5 acre Prindle Hill Road parcel where AvalonBay Communities still hopes to build its 168 unit luxury condominiums.

The town has been battling legal issues with the developer for over three years.

Pond work completed

WOODBRIDGE - North Pease Road resident John Chatfield's pond has finally been cleaned up.

During the renovations to the Amity High School football stadium in 1998, heavy rain discharged pollutants into his .16 acre pond.

Amity recently spent $57,000 to remove the silt.

Finance director leaves

WOODBRIDGE - Finance Director Diane Waldron has taken a new position with the town of Cheshire. After serving Woodbridge for eight years, Waldron is moving on to the town of Cheshire were she will function as the Finance Director/Treasurer.

Waldron gave former First Selectman Roger Harrison notice on June 29.

First Selectman Amey Marrella said Waldron will be really missed and she was looking forward to working with her.

Waldron told Marrella she would be available to help out as much as possible while the town searches for a replacement.