The Legal Services Department consists of a town attorney and three assistant town attorneys.
Town Attorney…More Richard H. Saxl, who has a practice in Westport, and three assistant town attorneys are legal advisors of, and counsel and attorneys for, the town and all town departments and town officials. They provide legal services in matters relating to the town's interests and the official duties and powers of town officials except for matters covered by insurance or under the purview of the Board of Education.
Saxl and assistant town attorneys prepare and review contracts, furnish written legal opinions, appear for the town in litigation and actions brought against the town, and settle suits involving claims for money against the town at the direction of the Board of Selectmen or, in the case of land-use appeals, by conferring with the appropriate board or commission.
The Legal Services Department's budget in 2009-10 is $512,700.
The town attorney does not maintain an office in a Fairfield government building. An assistant town attorney has an office in Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road.
The Town Clerk's Office records land records and ensures the proper encumbrances of property; provides chronological…More and alphabetical indexes to documents, maps, permits and town sewer and property liens; issues, records and maintains birth, marriage and death certificates, liquor permits, notary public certificates, hunting and fishing licenses, trade name certificates, burial permits and dog licenses; publishes notices of town meetings; compiles, copies and mails the agenda and background material for monthly meetings of the Representative Town Meeting to 50 RTM members; records votes of the RTM; ensures the Code Book of Town Laws and the Boards & Commissions Book are up to date; issues absentee ballots and petitions for primaries and referendums; and is the local source for campaign finance records.
The Town Clerk's Office also provides information to residents about government policy, structure and election laws.
The Town Clerk's Office's budget in 2009-10 is $594,947, and revenue received by the office and deposited in the town's general fund totaled $2.5 million in 2007-08.
The Town Clerk is an elected position and subject to re-election every four years. The Town Clerk's salary in 2009-10 is $88,620.
The Town Clerk's Office is located on the first floor of Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road.
Town of Fairfield Housing Authority 15 Pine Tree Ln, Fairfield, CT06825 The Town of Fairfield Housing Authority is responsible for providing decent, safe and sanitary housing for seniors,…More disabled or lower income Fairfield residents. The Authority works in accordance with HUD, the government's Housing and Urban Development program, which works to provide better living standards for those who might not be able to secure it on their own. Fairfield's Housing Authority office is located on Pine Tree Lane within a subsidized housing community. The community has 10 buildings; each building has four apartments.
The Finance Department is responsible for financial planning for the town; preparing official statements on bond and…More note issues; developing a budget for the executive and legislative branches of government; receiving, recording, depositing and reporting, on a timely basis, all monies collected by the town and achieving the maximum investment of temporarily idle funds; ensuring that all items recorded in the town's financial records are legal, properly classified and accurate and that all financial reports are timely, meaningful and in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; ensuring that records of all financial transactions are maintained; auditing all monies received by the town; and conducting performance audits.
The 2009-10 budget for the Finance Department is $949,301.
The Finance Department is located on the second floor of the Honorable John J. Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road.
Fairfield Warde High School, whose building was built in 1955, has been three public high schools over the past 55…More years.
The high school was known as Andrew Warde High School from 1956 to 1986 when it was one of two public high schools in town.
When the town closed Roger Ludlowe High School in 1987, leaving the town with only one public high school, Andrew Warde High School was renamed Fairfield High School.
In the late 1990s, the town, reacting to enrollment projections that forecast 2,600 to 2,800 public high school students in 2012-13, decided to reopen the old Roger Ludlowe High School in 2003, and Fairfield High School was renamed Fairfield Warde High School.
Enrollment at Fairfield Warde High School is 1,280 students (March 2010 figure) and is projected to peak at 1,513 students in 2015-16. The capacity at Fairfield Warde High School is listed at 1,400 students.
Some of the notable alumni of the high school include Richard Belzer, an actor and graduate of Andrew Warde High School in 1962; J.J. Henry, a professional golfer who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1993; John Mayer, a musician who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1995; and James Blake, a professional tennis player who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1997.
Advanced placement classes at the high school in 2009-10 included computer science, economics (micro and macro), English language and composition, English literature and composition, calculus AB, calculus BC, statistics, environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, U.S. history, modern European history, U.S. government and politics, American studies, French, Latin, Spanish and studio art.
The mascot at Fairfield Warde High School is the mustang.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened in the fall of 2003 as a second public high school in town when enrollment…More projections forecast that the town would have from 2,600 to 2,800 high school students in 2012-13.
The high school opened in a building that had housed Roger Ludlowe High School, which closed in 1987, and Roger Ludlowe Middle School from 1998 to 2003.
Before the town opened Fairfield Ludlowe High School, it built a 200,000-square-foot building on the Ludlowe campus which is now home to Roger Ludlowe Middle School.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School initially had only freshmen and sophomores and was considered at that time as a satellite campus of Fairfield High School on Melville Avenue, which was the only high school in town after Roger Ludlowe High School closed in 1987. The high school on Melville Avenue was renamed Fairfield Warde High School after Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened.
Enrollment at Fairfield Ludlowe High School is 1,423 students (March 2010 figure) and its enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 1,844 students in 2015-16.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School's bricks-and-mortar capacity is 1,400 students, and its building was built in 1949. The building underwent a complete renovation before Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened for the 2003-04 school year.
Advanced placement courses at Fairfield Ludlowe High School include Computer Science, Economics (micro and macro), English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, Modern European History, U.S. Government and Politics, American Studies, French, Latin, Spanish and Studio Art.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School's headmaster is David M. Ebling and its mascot is the falcon.
The League of Women Voters of Fairfield is a non-partisan, political organization of men and women that encourages…More informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters sponsors local debates and legislative breakfasts where the public can listen to and ask questions of elected officials; sponsors monthly brown bag lunches in Fairfield Public Library in which the public can listen to and ask questions of town and school officials; publishes a non-partisan voters' guide before elections in which candidates provide written answers to a set of questions; and has a book club and discussion group.
Board meetings are held once a month, typically in a member's home. The brown bag lunches are held in Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, which is the address given here for the club.
Pat Reilly and Charlotte Garrell are co-presidents of the League of Women Voters of Fairfield in 2010. The phone number listed for the club is Reilly's.
The Fairfield Beach Residents Association, founded in 1955, is a neighborhood group interested in improving the…More quality of life for homeowners living in the area bordered by Fairfield Beach Road, Old Post Road, Beach Road and Reef Road.
The neighborhood group was originally known as the Fairfield Beach Road Association, but changed its name and expanded its geographic coverage in 1998.
The Fairfield Beach Residents Association addresses issues that include beach and creek erosion, litter, traffic and speeding, activities of town government, disruptive behavior and neighborhood safety.
The group's objectives in 2010 include supporting the court-ordered injunction against the Lantern Point Condominium Association, which was previously the location for heavily-attended and loud parties held by university students; pursuing noise abatement and greater speeding enforcement; supporting increased police patrols at Fairfield Beach and the Police Department's "zero tolerance policy" for disruptive behavior at Fairfield Beach; continuing beach and street cleanups; contributing to plantings and other beautification projects; continuing to represent the Fairfield Beach neighborhood at town meetings; and pursuing initiatives to address severe beach erosion along Fairfield's shoreline.
Membership dues are $50 for a basic (bluefish) membership; $75 for a starfish membership, $100 for a sandpiper membership and $25 for those who have special circumstances.
Membership dues help to pay for annual litter cleanups, plantings, insurance, the mailing of newsletters, acquisition of crime statistics, legal fees and other expenses related to the neighborhood association's work on behalf of the neighborhood.
The Fairfield Beach Residents Association's mailing address is P.O. Box 513, Fairfield CT 06824.
The location given here for the Fairfield Beach Residents Association is Fairfield Public Library, where the group holds its annual meeting in September.