Town To Net $14,400 for Selling Excess Composted Leaf Mulch

Town officials last week approve the sale of New Canaan’s surplus composted leaf mulch to a local construction company. Selling 1,600 cubic yards of the mulch to Lanni Construction at $9 per yard will net the town $14,400 in revenue, according to Public Works Director Tiger Mann. Since putting its program of selling extra mulch into place in 2009, New Canaan has received about $128,000, Mann told members of the Board of Selectmen at at their Oct. 8 meeting. “It’s that time of year again to clear out our leaf mulch area,” Mann said during the meeting, held in Town Hall. 

Lanni Construction’s price is the same as last year, he said.

New Construction Planned for Bickford Lane 

The town on Oct. 7 received an application to build a new two-story home on a Bickford Lane parcel where a 1963-built ranch-style house had stood. The new construction planned for 36 Bickford Lane will include four bedrooms and seven bathrooms in a 3,984-square-foot living space on the first and second floors, with a 1,557-square-foot finished basement, according to the building permit application. 

The contractor on the job will be Paul Hertz of Darien and the architect is La Vigra Associates of Ridgefield, the application said. The house will cost about $1,095,600 to build, it said. The property was purchased one year ago for $724,900, tax records show.