Plan moves forward for Schenck’s Island AND Merwin Meadows in Wilton

Jan 03, 2020
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A plan to improve the features at Schenck’s Island and Merwin Meadows is moving forward.

Michael Doherty and Suzanne Schore of Milone and MacBroom engineers reviewed proposed conceptual master plans with the Schenck’s Island/Merwin Meadows (SIMM) Committee at a special meeting on Dec. 5.

The plans were developed following workshops, public meetings and public viewings to get input from residents about what they would like to see on these town properties.

“The SIMM Committee had two overarching goals that we hoped to achieve by making improvements to the two parks. We want to enhance economic development in Wilton Center, and we want to inspire long-term environmental stewardship in the Wilton community,” SIMM Chair Susan DiLoreto said after the meeting.

She said the proposed plans reflect public comment discussed at two charettes and the goals of the SIMM Committee. Both proposed plans would be phased in over five years.

Funding for parts of each plan will be raised privately, not through taxpayer dollars.

Town employees are reviewing the proposed plan to identify which components would be considered maintenance and therefore town-funded costs, DiLoreto said.

“They will also be providing the SIMM committee with the suggested priorities within the two proposed plans. Once our review is completed, we will be presenting the proposed plan to the Board of Selectmen,” she said.

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