Selectmen Approve New Slate of Fees for 2019 Waveny Pool Passes

The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday unanimously approved a new slate of fees for the Waveny Pool. While rates for season passes will hold at $455 for New Canaan families, the out-of-town rate will increase $25 to $1,225 for nonresident families, under the new slate. As in years past, a total of 100 nonresident family passes will be sold following a lottery. 

Here’s a look at the fees:

First Selectman Kevin Moynihan and Selectmen Kit Devereaux and Nick Williams voted in favor of the slate during their regular Board meeting, held at Town Hall. Recreation Director Steve Benko said one change to pool passes will be that a 10-ticket book of guest cards will be sold to residents for $80 versus a 15-ticket book, because it appeared at the end of the 2018 season that most people who purchased the book did not use all 15 tickets. 

The town-owned, self-sustaining Waveny Pool is open each year from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Williams called the pool “a great story” and said Benko and Parks & Recreation Commission Chair Sally Campbell “deserve a lot of credit” for coming to the town with a plan to put it on firm financial footing.

Police: 47-Year-Old Man Charged with Threatening

Police on Tuesday night arrested a 47-year-old Westport man by warrant and charged him with second-degree threatening. 

At about 4:25 p.m. on Jan. 30, police took a complaint of a domestic incident that occurred between the man and a victim, officials said. They obtained an arrest warrant after conducting an investigation, according to a police report. 

The man turned himself in at about 9 p.m. Tuesday, the report said. It isn’t clear whether or how the man is threatened to the victim, where in New Canaan the dispute occurred, how it started, what threats were made or how. Police withheld details, saying it was a domestic incident.

New Canaan Schools To Open on 2-Hour Delay Wednesday [UPDATED]

Updated 5:30 a.m. Wednesday

New Canaan Public Schools will open on a two-hour delay Wednesday, as follows:

New Canaan High School: 9:30 a.m.
Saxe Middle School 7th/8th: 9:30 a.m.
Saxe Middle School 5th/6th: 10:20 a.m.
South School: 10:15 a.m.
East and West Schools: 11:05 a.m.

Updated 9 p.m. Tuesday

The winter storm that struck New Canaan Tuesday morning left behind less snow than expected—just two inches where forecasters called for up to five—though it also created what officials called hazardous road conditions throughout town. The Fire Commission canceled its 7:30 p.m. meeting due to the messy roads, Chairman Jack Horner said. (The Board of Finance held its regular evening meeting as scheduled.)

On a day when the public schools were closed and New Canaan Library closed early, a snowy morning turned into a sleeting and rainy night as temperatures hovered near freezing and authorities urged motorists to stay in if possible. Fire Chief Jack Hennessey reported no snow-related emergencies late Tuesday. The National Weather Service put New Canaan under a winter weather advisory through midnight Wednesday, saying ice and up to a half-inch of sleet would accumulate overnight.