Welcome to the West Norwalk Association!
Incorporated in 1947, Located in West Norwalk, CT
Curbside Garbage Collection Survey
Currently, only houses connected to the city’s sanitary sewer get their trash collected Through the city’s program, while the entire city is serviced for Recycling.
Over the years, a few efforts have been made to change this…but they have failed, largely due to a lack of real opinions and information.
Now you can have your say through the power of the internet and let your voice be heard. Go to www.5thDistrict.info and complete the short survey All information is to be kept confidential and will only be used for aggregation of opinions
Chairman, Public Works Committee
Councilman, District E
West Norwalk Association invites its residents to Mayor Rillings “Night Out” event!
WNA will host this meeting with our Mayor and his department heads and offer the opportunity for citizens to ask questions.
This event will take place as follows:
Thursday, February 20
Fox Run School
Show the Mayor we care and have questions and concerns!
In looking back on 2013, we, as your Board of Directors, believe that we had a successful year. The Annual Meeting in September included many local politicians, delicious snacks, and a standing Room Only crowd on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in the beautiful Oak Hills Restaurant. Just a few weeks ago, we hosted our annual Holiday Party in the restaurant at Dolce. Those who attended raved about the food and the festive atmosphere that Dolce always provides. Many people commented on the quality of the food and the location of the restaurant as well as the opportunity to talk with new and old neighbors.
In spring, we held a successful cleanup day. Fox Run, the Meeting House, Norwalk Land Trust and local streets were included in the areas cleaned up by Board members, neighbors, and many student volunteers.
For the second year, we presented a scholarship to two graduating seniors from Brien McMahon. One of our co-presidents attended the Awards Assembly to present the check and met these delightful and successful young people. We also made a financial donation to Fox Run School which was used to purchase paper and other basic school supplies. You will also see an article about the McMahon Band Parents Can and Bottle Drive on this website. Please try to save and contribute your cans and bottles for their monthly collection on the first Saturday of the month at Fox Run School.
We sent welcome letters to many new residents and invited them to both the Annual Meeting and Holiday Party. Many did attend and we have more young families joining our association.
You can see 6 new different types of Oak trees planted at Fox Run School along Fillow Street and 6 more will be planted in the spring to replace those that were lost because of storms. Gay Mac Leod was instrumental in getting those trees purchased, working with the Norwalk Parks Department, the Tree Advisory Committee and Department of Public Works. Some of our Board members kept them watered during the severe fall drought. The association, in helping to keep our area green, has purchased a rare and majestic Copper Beech tree which was planted recently and will be a landmark and gateway to our area. The majestic tree will grow to over 100 feet and be a beautiful addition to the Fox Run school grounds as the years go by.
Of course, all of us enjoy the adopt-a-spots maintained by Candide Valadares and many have seen Anthony Carrano mowing and cleaning up trash near the Dogwood tree we planted at the corner of Richards and Scribner.
Board members regularly represent us at Oak Hills Authority meetings and CNNA meetings to keep us informed. Our Facebook page is very robust with thoughts, comments, events and we welcome more neighbors to join. We share different opinions on controversial issues on our website so that West Norwalk neighbors can read differing opinions and make up their own minds about what stand they would like to take. Moreover, we send out and publish the results of surveys occasionally when the community’s position is needed.
Of course, you can look forward to our annual Newsletter which will be sent to all 1300 West Norwalk families in the early fall.
As 2014 begins, we will be hosting the Mayor’s Night Out on February 6 at Fox Run School at 7:00-8:00pm in the cafeteria to give all West Norwalk residents the opportunity to ask questions of Mayor Rilling. The mayor will be bringing his department heads to help address any questions. We look forward to seeing West Norwalk residents at this meeting.
Save Your Cans and Bottles to Support
the Marching Senators!
Over 100 students at Brien McMahon participate in the band program. In addition to four rehearsals a week, band members perform at home football games and a number of competitions throughout the year. In order for this program to be successful, a number of special instructors are required and transportation costs must be paid. Each year, a budget is created to determine the total costs for the season and then each student is assessed a fee for participation in the program.
Events like the can and bottle drive allow students and their families to work and earn an hourly rate that is then deducted from their account.
Please help these dedicated students and their families by saving your cans and bottles and delivering them to Fox Run School on the first Saturday of the month between the hours of 9:00 and 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for all of us in West Norwalk to make an easy and significant contribution to our neighborhood high school. Please also share this news with your neighbors who may not know of the importance of our participation in this monthly drive.
Annual Meeting a Great Success
On a beautiful autumn day, Sunday September 15, the WNA held its Annual Meeting at the Restaurant on the Green at Oak Hills from 3:30- to 6:00 pm.
Residents had the opportunity to pay their 2013 dues, contribute to a food drive for the Norwalk Pantry, and meet more than a dozen candidates for this year’s municipal election. In addition, the two mayoral candidates, Richard Moccia and Harry Rilling, spoke of their goals for Norwalk and how they would achieve them to an audience that filled the room.
Gay Mac Leod, Co-President, presented a list of the many good deeds accomplished by the Association during the last year and invited every family to attend the Holiday Party on Thursday, December 5 at Dolce. After she introduced the Board members, Linda Forcellina, Co-President, reported on the financial situation of the Association and asked for more volunteers to serve on the Board.
Light refreshments and dessert were served as residents and their families visited with new and old neighbors for the rest of the afternoon.
All in all, many reported that they particularly enjoyed the venue, meeting the candidates, and spending time with each other during this annual event hosted by the WNA.
Gay Mac Leod and Linda Forcellina
West Norwalk 2013 Autumn Newsletter
Join us! First Monday of Each Month
Location: The Fox Run School Library during the school year
Time: The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm and will be over by 9:00pm.
The public and all residents are invited to attend all meetings, present concerns, comments and any proposals for the betterment of the community. If you wish to make a presentation it is advised to contact the President and have your item added to the Agenda.
A Letter from the Co-Presidents
On behalf of the West Norwalk Association, we would like to welcome you to our beautiful rural neighborhood. The purpose of the West Norwalk Association is to foster and preserve the residential character and quality of life in the West Norwalk community. In order to do so, the association has developed and maintains 3 adopt-a-spots to beautify the area, makes a financial donation to Fox Run Elementary School, and this year presented a scholarship to 2 students graduating from BMHS. Furthermore, the organization has planted trees on school property, sponsors an annual spring cleanup day, delivers welcome baskets to people moving into the neighborhood, and offers our services to neighbors in need of help. In addition, we respond to neighbors concerns and work with community leaders to try to solve issues and problems our neighbors might have.
We invite you to join us at our monthly Board of Directors meeting which is usually held in the Fox Run School library at 7:30 pm the first Monday of each month. There, neighbors have the opportunity to offer their input and raise issues for the board to consider.
Also, please check our website often and become a friend on Facebook. You can contact us online with any ideas, questions, or concerns you may have.
We hope that you will attend our Annual Meeting on September 23rd at Sons of Italy and our Holiday Party on December 6th at the Dolce center. This will give you an opportunity to learn more about our community in a social atmosphere.
Here is a membership form. While all residents of West Norwalk are automatically members, we are a totally nonprofit volunteer organization. All of our dues and donations go towards helping West Norwalk. The association depends upon active membership dues to help serve the community through our school donations, scholarships and beautification programs. We hope that you will join us in our efforts.
Linda Forcellina and Gay Mac Leod
Co- Presidents of the West Norwalk Association
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