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New Construction Planned for Oenoke Lane

The Building Department on May 30 received an application to build a 4,700-square-foot home on a one-acre parcel on Oenoke Lane. The new single-family house planned for 67 Oenoke Lane would include three bedrooms, four bathrooms, one half-bath, fitness room, family room, kitchen with vaulted ceiling and dining room, according to the application. It will cost about $900,000 to build. The contractor on the job is James Kunz of Ridgefield, architect Neil Hauk Architects of Darien. The property had been purchased in August 2016 for $1.2 million, tax records show. Continue Reading →

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‘Green and Stagnant Pool Water’: Notice of Violation Issued for Turtle Back Road Property Owners

Saying an disused, murky 800-square-foot in-ground pool is a health hazard, town officials issued a Notice of Violation to the owners of a Turtle Back Road home. A complaint of possible mosquito breeding and infestation in the “green and stagnant pool water” at 117 Turtle Back Road led municipal officials in the New Canaan Department of Health to look into the property, according to the May 8 Notice of Violation. Officials “found that the pool to be uncovered and filter non operational,” it said. “The water was dark green/brown and the presence of mosquitoes was found. No pool cover was present and the grass area around the pool overgrown/unkempt as well. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan To Ban Real Estate Signs for Six-Month Trial Starting in July

New Canaan’s pervasive ‘For Sale’ signs next month will disappear from hundreds of properties on the market, following a decision from the organizing bodies for real estate professionals. The “trial ban” on real estate signs will run from July 1 to Jan. 1, according to Janis Hennessy, president of the New Canaan Board of Realtors. The decision was made by members of the Board as well as the New Canaan Multiple Listing Service, “to further improve our already beautiful town,” Hennessy said in a release. “At the end of that time we will re-examine the issue,” Hennessy said. Continue Reading →

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Butler Lane Man’s Complaint Opens ‘Airbnb’ Discussion on P&Z

Town officials say they’ll examine the New Canaan Zoning Regulations in light of one resident’s concerns about a popular online rental-by-owner service. According to Planning & Zoning Commission Chairman John Goodwin, “there is a disconnect” in applying the regulations to Airbnb. “It’s definitely an item to discuss,” Goodwin said at P&Z’s May 29 meeting. He referred to an email from Butler Lane resident Dave Hunt that NewCanaanite.com obtained following a formal request. According to Hunt, it’s “quite disconcerting to have transient, total strangers in a very much family-friendly neighborhood.”

“They park overnight on the street illegally, and we have had several vehicles driving over the curb on the edge of our lawn—though I can’t say that any have been her customers, the frequency of problems has risen since she started running the Airbnb,” Hunt said in the letter. Continue Reading →

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