Vanderslice invites AROD developer to explain plan

First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice has invited developer James Fieber to address the Board of Selectmen if he has a proposal for his property at 183 Ridgefield Road that involves the town.

Vanderslice told members of the Board of Selectmen Oct. 23, during a meeting at town hall that she extended the invitation to Fieber in a Oct. 9 conference call that was attended by Fieber and one of his attorneys, Casey Healy.

“There was nothing of substance, other than if he has a proposal for his property that involves the town, he should present it to the Board of Selectmen publicly at one of our meetings,” Vanderslice said.

She said she invited Patricia Frisch and Vicki Mavis, two residents who are opposed to the AROD on Ridgefield Road who have filed applications for moratoria against this type of high-density development, to participate in the call but they did not.

After the Planning and Zoning Commission rescinded its November 2016 regulations for Age-Restricted Overlay Districts, Fieber filed an application to revisit the issue. His team presented a revised application at a public hearing Oct. 10. The hearing was continued to Nov. 13 at 7:15 p.m. at the Miller-Driscoll School multi-purpose room.

That is also the date of the continued public hearing for a moratorium against special zones including the AROD, called for by Frisch.