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1/7/2019 - Fairfield Residents Invited to January 17th Town Meeting on Rooster River Flooding

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that all residents who have been impacted by the Rooster River flooding are invited to a public information meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Board of Education’s Administrative Conference Room 295A/B, 501 Kings Highway East, across from Walgreens and Goodwill.

First Selectman Tetreau, Fairfield’s Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Joe Michelangelo and Fairfield’s Engineering Manager Bill Hurley will give a brief history on the Rooster River followed by an overview on the Town’s short and long-term efforts to strategically address flooding issues. The public will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments.

First Selectman Tetreau said, “Over the next few months, the Town expects to evaluate options for mitigating flooding. This includes evaluating locations for improvements to our drainage systems and identifying areas for potential storm water detention to lessen peak flows. At the early stages of this engineering planning work, we want to make sure residents are informed and receive your input. I encourage anyone affected by the Rooster River flooding to attend this important meeting and bring along your neighbors.”

Mr. Michelangelo stated, “The Town is also coordinating our effort with our neighboring upstream communities of Bridgeport and Trumbull, which have also experienced flooding problems from the Rooster River. Last month, both Fairfield and Bridgeport began clean-up efforts along the Rooster River to remove debris to aid water flow. We will continue to work diligently on plans to alleviate flooding.”

For questions or more information, please contact the First Selectman’s Office at 203-256-3095 or jcarpenter@fairfieldct.org.