The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of a $34,000 contract with a New Canaan-based company to repair and replace damaged sections of fence at an increasingly popular bird sanctuary that’s undergoing a major restoration ahead of its centennial. The first phase of work at Bristow Bird Sanctuary and Wildwood Preserve—a 17-acre town-owned property that’s accessible through Mead Park and Route 106—as well as pond dredging and restoration has largely been completed, according to Town Engineer Maria Coplit.
“In order to prepare for spring plantings, it is timely for sections of the existing fence around the perimeter of the park to be repaired or replaced, either due to tree or storm damage or age,” Coplit told the selectmen at their regular meeting, held via videoconference. “In addition, the existing pedestrian gates need to be relocated, per the Bristow Centennial Master Plan.”
First Selectman Kevin Moynihan and Selectmen Kathleen Corbet and Nick Williams voted in favor of a $33,943.40 contract with Gannon Rustic Fence. Gannon “has done fantastic work for us in the past,” Public Works Director Tiger Mann said. “They’re local, which is nice, they’re New Canaan-based.