Current Issues & Projects - Woodbridge Board of Selectmen
To help the Town of Woodbridge understand its fiscal situation and to prepare for potential future challenges, the Board of Selectmen have contracted with CERC to undertake a Fiscal Health Analysis for the Town. This analysis will consider how the Town’s current grand list, public services, and demographics have changed over time (going back ten years and more when possible) and compared to both the state and a set of comparable towns (to be determined by CERC and the Town). The Fiscal Health Analysis will also identify approaches that would help the town strengthen its fiscal health for the future. A preliminary check-in to review data input received to-date took place at the June 13, 2018 Board of Selectmen meeting, and Preliminary Results were shared at the Board's September 12, 2018 meeting. A final presentation featuring Budget Projections and Scenarios took place a the Board's November 13, 2018 meeting, where final input was gathered in advance of the written report that is expected to conclude the project. Each presentation is available to review by clicking the links below.
New Options Explored for Former Country Club Property – May 2018 – The Selectmen began consideration of preliminary draft proposals for this property with the intention of using the Public Opinion Survey results to help guide their review of potential options. (As a reminder, the presentation on the survey results, and links to video recordings of meetings where the Selectmen discussed the data and heard public comments, can be found at the Town website).
At the May 9, 2018 Board of Selectmen's meeting, three preliminary draft concepts were reviewed:
- Option A - includes an offer to purchase approximately 10 acres to build an assisted living facility.
- Option B - includes an offer to purchase approximately 40 acres for 55-and-over, single-unit housing. The proposal also includes an 18-hole renovated public golf course, a renovation of the clubhouse to include a banquet hall and restaurant, and renovation of the pool for public use.
- Option C - includes an offer to purchase a portion of the parcel to build 68 age-restricted, single family homes along a 9-hole renovated golf course, with recreational space and approximately two miles of walking trails for public use, and 132 age-restricted townhomes on both sides of Woodfield Road.
In addition to the above options, the Board of Selectmen also received information regarding a Solar option for the former-CCW property at the June 13, 2018 meeting:
At the August 8, 2018 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Brian St. Pierre of Insite Development presented a proposal regarding the Town-owned former country club property, located at 50 Woodfield Road. Insite Development's proposal was one of the three concepts the Board of Selectmen reviewed in Executive Session its May 9, 2018 meeting, labeled Option B at that time. The presentation made August 8th is available as a PDF.
The Board of Selectmen voted to authorize the First Selectman to sign a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the establishment of a Dog Park at the Fitzgerald Property located at 100 Center Road (see MOU PDF, below). All other documents related to this matter are now available on the archive page, linked below and in the sidebar of this page.
Town Center Beautification Plan
The Board of Selectmen are reviewing a draft beautification plan for the Town Center Campus. The goal is to make the center of town a warm and inviting place for Woodbridge residents and a place to foster interactions among residents. The draft plan is available for viewing here; residents are invited to submit feedback via a link in the document.