Yearly Archives: 2019

East Norwalk Transit-Oriented Development Plan

Choices and Priorities Workshop

Help Us Plan A Better East Norwalk

Please join your neighbors at a public workshop to help guide the East Norwalk Transit-Oriented Development TOD Plan

The City of Norwalk is in the process of creating a transit-oriented development TOD Plan for East Norwalk. You can help the City’s planning team to develop alternatives for the area, including, land use, transportation, parks and open space, business development and housing choice.
We invite you to provide your feedback on these alternatives. Help us envision the future!

DATE: Thursday, July 25, 2019

TIME: 6:00PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: City Hall, 125 East Avenue in The Community Room (1st Floor)

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Taller De Opciones Y Prioridades

Ayudenos A Planificar Un Mejor East Norwalk

Por favor, unase a nosotros en un taller publico para ayudar a guiar el plan de desarrollo orientado al transito tod de East Norwalk

La Ciudad de Norwalk esta en el proceso de crear un plan de desarollo orientado al transito TOD para el area de la estacion de East Norwalk.
Listed puede ayudar al equipo de planificacion de la Ciudad a desarrollar alternativas para el area incluyendo: tipos de uso de suelo, transporte, parques y espacios al aire libre, desarrollo de negocios, y opciones de vivienda. Le invitamos a que nos de su opinion sobre estas alternativas. iAyudenos a planear el futuro del area de la Estacion de East Norwalk!

CUANDO: jueves 25 de julio de 2019

de 6:00 pm a 8:00 pm

DONDE: La Sala de la Comunidad, Primer Piso, Sala 128 City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851

Por favor, responda si piensa asistir (solo para contar el numero de asistentes) enviandole un correo a Steve Kleppin, Director de Planificacion:

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Thank you to Glenn’s Garage

“During our recent Breaker replacement project at our East Avenue substation, we encountered a couple of difficult nuts and bolts on two separate occasions that had to be cut with torches. We walked over to Glenn’s garage next to the substation and they had one of their guys drag the torch set through the crushed stone and removed the stubborn hardware. Thank you to Glenn’s Garage! Not only do we work with our customers to resolve issues, but they work with us as well. It was greatly appreciated and allowed the project to be completed on schedule.” — Mike Adams, General Line Foreman

View the full story: TTD July and August 2019 Newsletter

TTD’s Featured Business Pick: Sunset Grille

Sunset Grille~ Sanctuary on the Sound

Sunset Grille, located in the Norwalk Cove Marina, was opened in the summer of 1994 by the Promuto family. One evening while brainstorming a name for their new restaurant, the sun started to set and the rest is history. It’s now one of the best spots to go in Norwalk for delicious seafood, refreshing cocktails, music and of course, beautiful sunsets where you feel the breeze from the water and hear the sounds of the marina while you dine. The restaurant which is now operated by Lou, Rose & Vinny Promuto, has faced some challenges over the years with a major fi re in 2006 and damages from Hurricane Irene and Super Storm Sandy several years later. Rose says, “We continue to do our best to open every year and provide a waterfront destination for our customers.” Sunset offers something for everyone. House specialties include Lobster Cobb Salad, Lobster Roll and of course a Lobster Dinner. The menu also features fried calamari, clams, oysters and other fresh seafood dishes. Sunset also has a variety of non-seafood options.

Sunset is open for lunch and dinner daily, and for breakfast on Sundays at 11:00 am with bottomless Mimosas. Rose says “The mission of Sunset Grille is to serve great food, make people happy and to relax. A lot of people think that they are on vacation when they come see us. Our family truly values our customers and our hardworking staff. We are all very fortunate to be able to share such a great location. Our family and staff look forward to serving the community for many more beautiful sunsets to come.”

View the full story: TTD July and August 2019 Newsletter

Your TTD Linemen: On the Front Line of Safety…and Reliability

From dawn to dusk, the Linemen of the Third Taxing District service, install and maintain the power, lighting
and automated electrical systems that meet the demands of an increasingly complex electrical industry.

In fact, TTD was recently recognized nationally for its level of reliable service, having received the Certificate of
Excellence in Reliability from the American Public Power Association (“APPA”) in 2018, by significantly
outperforming the electric industry national average as reported by the Energy Information Administration.
This is the second consecutive year TTD has earned this honor.

“This recognition helps demonstrate public power’s commitment to reliable electric service”, said Michael Hyland,
Senior Vice President of Engineering Services, at APPA.“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that the lights stay on for all our customers”, said Kevin Barber, General Manager of the Third Taxing District.

View the full story: TTD July and August 2019 Newsletter

May 2019 Tree Lighting

The tree is lit in PURPLE to symbolize Lupus Awareness month. Building awareness of Lupus is essential to improve early diagnosis and
treatment of this unpredictable and misunderstood disease, and ensure that people with Lupus are aware of the support and resources available
to help them manage their disease. Wear purple and tell people why you are showing your support of Lupus research. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). “Chronic” means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer
than six weeks and often for many years.

For more information about Lupus, and to get involved please visit:

For more information about the Association, visit:

TTD’s Featured Organization: East Norwalk Neighborhood Association

The mission of the East Norwalk Neighborhood Association is to foster and preserve the residential character, natural & historic resources, and quality of life in East Norwalk, and to encourage East Norwalk residents to actively participate in achieving this goal.

The East Norwalk Neighborhood Association advocates on behalf of East Norwalk residents by interacting with city and state government entities and agencies to preserve and enhance quality of life. ENNA Board members and volunteer residents regularly attend government meetings, prepare position statements, suggest legislation, and monitor quality of life ordinances that require local and state enforcement. Residents in 06855 East Norwalk are strongly encouraged to stay informed on important issues by signing up for ENNA emails. Do so by emailing us at or by using the “contact us” link on our website Folks can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ENNA06855.

ENNA celebrates over 15 years of community advocacy for residents of 06855 East Norwalk. We are proud to be a 501(c)3 non-profit and encourage residents to support our efforts by attending our meetings, volunteering at events, and supporting us with tax-deductible donations.

TTD Business Pick (May/June): Ripka’s Beach Café

THE place to eat and enjoy the beach – all year long!

When Clyde Ripka, Owner of Ripka’s Beach Cafe opened the business in 2002, he envisioned it to be the place for everyone to enjoy. Clyde grew up literally in the water. “I ran a restaurant at 18 years old in Paia, Maui where I could walk out of the back door and jump in the water for a short surf session after serving breakfast, ” says Clyde. Ripka’s Beach Cafe serves fries, hot dogs, burgers, ice cream, and a raw bar for seafood.
Clyde says, “We will continue to draw locals in for our ‘Aloha Friday’ happy hour under the tent with music and specials.” Ripka’s
also gives back to the community through fundraising walks, working with the Norwalk Senior Center, and the schools. “I contribute
full chef meals for 8 to 30 people for several local organizations yearly. I’m also sponsoring cooking classes for ‘Star,’ a local charity helping handicapped children and adults. That was and is probably the most inspiring thing I do.” — Clyde R.

Ripka’s Beach Café: (203) 956-6060
99 Calf Pasture Beach Rd, Norwalk, CT

TTD’s Summer Concerts Great music and dancing at Calf Pasture Beach!

The Third Taxing District FREE summer concerts have always been fun for the residents of Norwalk.

For more than 25 years, TTD has held these summer concerts at Calf Pasture Beach, averaging 200-300 people per show enjoying the amazing music. Do the math! Assistant General Manager of TTD, Ron Scofield, has been in charge of arranging the concerts for the past 20 years. Ron says, “I look forward to planning the concerts because of the enjoyable experiences that our concert-goers have each year. This is really to give back to the East Norwalk community. Each and every concert attracts people from all over Norwalk and beyond, many of whom spend their time dancing on the grassy fi eld, right in front of the Showmobile.” This year there will be eight Sunday concerts. Each Sunday concert starts at 5pm and is a great event for individuals and families. The mix of music for 2019 is rock, jazz, country, oldies and tribute bands. Lastly, Ron says, “For those who have not yet attended our summer concerts, we hope that you will join us this year at Calf Pasture Beach. We look forward to seeing you there!”

TTD 2019 Summer Concert Series

TTD’s 2019 Summer Concert series is here!

Summer-Concert-Series-2019-1b2019 Summer Concert Schedule

Sunday, July 7th   Billy and The Showmen

Sunday, July 14th   Last Call Experience

Sunday, July 21st   Summertime

Sunday, July 28th   Fairfield Counts

Sunday, August 4th   The Barons

Sunday, August 11th   River of Dreams (Billy Joel Tribute Band)

Sunday, August 18th   Big Beat Oldies Band

Sunday, August 25th   Beginnings (Chicago Tribute Band

All concerts will be held at Calf Pasture Beach, East Norwalk, CT in the Showmobile.

Sunday concerts will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

No Rain Dates

April 2019 Tree Lighting

The tree is lit in BLUE to symbolize National Child Abuse Prevention month with the supporting organization being Norwalk Exchange Club.
“Believe in Blue”is an annual campaign with an effort to reach families across the nation with positive parenting tips. Joe Tamburro, President
says, “The Norwalk Exchange Club, through its support of parent mentor programs, educational programs and community service activities, continually
strives to prevent child maltreatment by reducing the risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect.“ For more information on the cause please visit

The “Believe in Blue” event will take place on Wednesday April 3rd at 6PM at Roger Ludlow Triangle in East Norwalk.