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Applications for Woodbury Earth Day Now Available

Local merchant Livin' Country to participate again in 2014
Local merchant Livin' Country to participate again in 2014
This year's Woodbury Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 11am to 4pm at a NEW location, Woodbury Middle School. This will be the 20th year that Earth Day has been celebrated in Woodbury, CT and the third year the event is being brought to you by the Woodbury Business and Economic Development Committee, and sponsored in part by New Morning Market.

This continues to be the largest Earth Day celebration in Connecticut to date, as this event drew more than 130 vendors and exhibitors, and an estimated 6,000+ visitors who enjoyed the day in 2013. The park was filled with demonstrations, music, food, entertainment and education.

The committee is seeking the participation of vendors and exhibitors who share in the vision of preserving a sound environment and supporting a sustainable lifestyle.  Please visit www.woodburyearthday.org to download your application and submit it at your earliest convenience.

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Jerry Plant February 13, 2014 at 09:55 AM
You can’t make this stuff up. In this episode of TOWN HALL, we find Larry, Moe and Curley again repaying favors by removing an approved known successful event to accommodate others who feel inconvenienced? It amazing that New Morning Natural Food is already advertising and taking deposits for vendor spaces for this year’s Earth Day Celebration at Middle School, where they have been forced to go. It appear that Larry, Moe and Curley forgot to tell (or ask) the Zoning Commission that they were doing this? Larry, Moe and Curley have decided that the Middle School site which is not zoned for this type of activity, will be the host this year to 6,000 attendees and vendors? It is amazing that no application was filed with the Zoning Commission prior to making this executive decision, no site plan filed, no sign off from the health district, nor the resident trooper? So we ask? Where do they propose to set up all the vendors on this site, park all of the cars bringing these 6,000 attendeess, determine how many and where the sanitation toilets are to be placed? Any consideration given regarding the traffic flows in and out of the facility? What streets are being used? Who is carrying the insurance? Is there a Certificate of Insurance issued somewhere, from someone, or even letter from the school district stating that they will permit this? Did the school board even discuss this event and did they provide a letter of support? Are the police going to be directing traffic? Where? What intersections? How many police officers? Is there a review and/or report from the resident trooper’s office, reviewing and commenting? Does this event require a public hearing? I believe that the neighbors in the surrounding area of the school may think it does. Curious as to the town’s liability regarding hosting an event that is already being advertised as though it has received all of its permits and approvals? Is there any liability to the town should a Zoning Permit not be issued for this event, and money and business transactions are already taking place? These potential vendors may believe that there are permits already in place. You'd be hearing from my lawyer if you took my money as a deposit, and I spent more money preparing for an event that might not happen. Perhaps the town administrators will look the other way on this one and not require a Zoning Permit at all. I know, you can just change the Charter. And, where is the Selectman who was the previous Zoning Chairman, with all of his years of experience in all of this? No Zoning Permit? Really! Lastly, would the town afford someone like Rod Taylor of Woodbury Ski and Racket the leniency in its application process? If he were to advertise an event with 6,000 anticipated attendees with no application? Or in this case no application nor permit. The Zoning Commission and town would be issuing all sorts of Potential Notice of Violation’s’ or a Cease and Desist Orders to him for non-compliance of the Zoning Regulations and for putting the cart before the horse. Oh yes, I keep forgetting, “Do as I say, not as I do”. That's how repaying favors work. Stayed tuned for the next episode of TOWN HALL. You can’t make this stuff up.
Jerry Plant February 13, 2014 at 06:59 PM
Side effects from the medication. Here let me simplify it for you. I am still waiting to hear from you how much you and your group charges for each child to play baseball on the town owned fields. How much of that money goes to the town.
Sean February 13, 2014 at 11:14 PM
This leads to an interesting question. Is Pabalive making some money that Stomski would have put a stop to? If that is true, then it would not be the first person who was getting something that he/she should not have. I have noticed this a lot with Butterly supporters. I guess he is making offers or people think he will cover for them.

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