Town officials recently approved a $23,000 contract with a Norwalk company to improve an increasingly used gathering space at Mead Park. The Board of Selectmen voted 3-0 at its most recent meeting to approve the contract with Nature’s Way Landscape Association to construct a stone plaza inside the colonnade area. The project will follow the sprucing up of the columns at the colonnade and improved pedestrian access to the area, a WPA project that originally had been a wading pool that was converted into a “victory garden” following World War II. Recreation Director Steve Benko in proposing the contract said that local landscape architect Keith Simpson had put together a nice plan for the colonnade that called for a flagstone patio and seating area with chairs. “It’s going to be a big enhancement to Mead Park,” Benko said at the Board’s July 23 meeting, held in Town Hall.