Selectmen Approve Contract To Replace Leaking Air-Handling Unit at Mead Park Lodge

The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday approved an $8,800 contract to replace a leaking air-handling unit that serves the popular Mead Park Lodge food counter. A service call to Shelton-based M.A. Garamella Co. Inc. “revealed numerous refrigerant leaks in the old heat-pump AHU [air handling unit] as well as in numerous spots in the refrigerator piping,” according to a work proposal that First Selectman Kevin Moynihan and Selectmen Kathleen Corbet and Nick Williams voted 3-0 to approve at their regular meeting, held both in-person at Town Hall and via videoconference. “Specifically where the pipe penetrated the stone wall of the building,” the April 19 Garamella proposal continued. “We propose to replace the whole air handler, electric heat bank and refrigerant piping between the indoor and outdoor unit.

Town Approves Replacement Guiderails along Land Trust Property on Oenoke Lane

The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday approved an approximately $32,000 contract with a Branford-based company to replace two guiderails on Oenoke Lane. The installation of Merritt Parkway railing will be on Oenoke Lane’s hill alongside New Canaan Land Trust property, Public Works Director Tiger Mann told the selectmen at their regular meeting, held both in person and via videoconference. “This guderail protects the Land Trust property behind it,” Mann said. The project is part of the town’s guiderail management program and funding is included in the budget, he said. 

First Selectman Kevin Moynihan and Selectmen Kathleen Corbet and Nick Williams voted 3-0 to approve the $31,824 contract with Atlas Companies, LLC with no discussion. The figure includes a contingency of $4,150.

Housing Authority Chair: Canaan Parish Rebuilding Project ‘Going Great’

A $45 million project to rebuild a Section 8 housing complex at Route 123 and Lakeview Avenue is going well, officials say. The rebuilding of the 60-unit Canaan Parish in a single five-story structure is “moving along very nicely,” Scott Hobbs, chair of the New Canaan Housing Authority, told members of the Board of Selectmen during their regular meeting Tuesday. “We should be able to get those houses online, hopefully, by the new school year, which would be great for tenants,” Hobbs said during the meeting, held both in person and via videoconference. “Because once we finish phase one, then we get to move all of the prior-slash-current residents of Canaan Parish, get to occupy building number one.” 

Unanimously approved in August 2018 by the Planning & Zoning Commission, the project includes construction of a new, 40-unit structure on the the 5.2-acre property. Construction commenced last fall.