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Fairfield Residents Still Dealing With Sandy's Aftermath

Fairfielders packed Riverfield School for a Q&A session with officials regarding ongoing storm repairs.

 

Town and federal officials reportedly spent more than two hours on Wednesday answering questions from Fairfielders still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy during a forum held at Riverfield School.

According to a report in the Fairfield Citizen, more than 100 people packed the school's all-purpose room for a Q&A session with officials from the Planning & Zoning, Building and Conservation departments, as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Small Business Administration.

During the meeting — which had been postponed from Feb. 11 due to Winter Storm Nemo — Assistant Town Planner James Wendt said the Planning & Zoning Department will likely recommend amending the zoning regulations in the beach district to allow houses to be taller because of the number of residents who want, or are forced, to elevate their homes due to the risk of storm surge, according to the article. The proposal would need approval from the Planning & Zoning Commission.

For more, check out the Fairfield Citizen report.

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