With the arrival of summer comes an opportunity for New Canaan to tackle the restoration, in some cases much-needed, of the town’s 20-plus cemeteries. The Board of Selectmen at its regular meeting Tuesday unanimously backed the submission of a grant application for the state-run Neglected Cemetery Account Grant Program, for $2,000. The opportunity to receive the funds is “first-come, first-serve,” according to the town Administrative Officer Tom Stadler. “It’s not a lot of money, but it certainly helps,” he said at the meeting, held in Town Hall. “We are keeping our fingers crossed.”
First Selectman Kevin Moynihan and Selectmen Kit Devereaux and Nick Williams voted 3-0 in favor of making the application.