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From the First Selectman: Community Pride On Display In Our Town Center

From the First Selectman: Community Pride On Display In Our Town Center

As we head into the summer months there are several project updates I would like to share with you.  First, you may have noticed as you drive or walk through our Town Center area that the Town Green entrance (diagonally across Meetinghouse Lane from Town Hall) has seen some recent enhancements.  Arden’s Garden, a public-private partnership, has now been completed with the addition of four handsome park benches and new plantings to supplement the shrubs and trees that established the garden this past autumn.

These four benches represent the first dedicated benches laid out in the Town Center Beautification Plan.  If you’d like to also donate a bench with a dedication plaque, we have identified locations not only in the Town Center but at our various ball fields, as well as Pease Place Playground, and the Fitzgerald Fitness Tract.  To learn more, or place an order by filling out an online form, please visit the Town website (or access the form directly at: bit.ly/2YKVTun).

As you may recall, the Beautification Plan is designed to make the Town Center a place that invites residents to linger and interact in our community.  The Town Center Campus is the center of official Town business and its appearance is a reflection of our pride and values as a Town.  Arden’s Garden is already making a positive impact on people as they visit Town Center – my thanks again to the family and friends of Arden Clark Gordon for making this garden a reality.

Tree Donations for the Center and Fitzgerald Tract

The Beautification Plan also calls for replacing three trees that were removed from the Green.  Two replacement trees have been donated and will soon be planted along with memorial plaques.  A third location is available for tree donation on the Green and another is available in front of the Library.

Decorative flowering trees will also be planted on Center Road at the Fitzgerald Tract where trees were recently removed during United Illuminating’s vegetation management program.  New trees have been selected to increase the natural beauty of the area and for their short stature so that they will remain clear of the wires in the future.  If you’re interested in purchasing any of these trees, please use the form available at the Town website (or access the form directly at: bit.ly/2VObkA2).

Events in the Town Center Saturday, June 1st

I hope you will come out to the Town Center along with your neighbors on Saturday, June 1 as we celebrate Rid Litter Day in front of the Library, as well as the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, the Garden Club’s plant sale and the Dog Park Cooperative’s first Mutt Strut – all taking place that day on the Town Center Campus.  Please stop by and say hello!

As always, if you would like to share your thoughts with me, my door at Town Hall is always open – please be in touch.

Beth Heller is Woodbridge First Selectman.  She may be reached by phone at Town Hall, 203-389-3401, or by email to bheller@woodbridgect.

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