Weigh in on a new super, check out Wall Street plans or just bee serene

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements:

  • Participants wanted for superintendent search focus group Tuesday
  • Public unveiling and discussion of Wall Street improvement project on Wednesday
  • Union Park to join Pollinator Pathway
  • Bulky waste pickup schedule


What do you want to see in the next school superintendent?

A school superintendent search focus group will be conducted from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the SoNo Branch Library, 10 Washington Street.  Norwalk Public Schools families, staff and community members are urged to attend and give input as to the qualities desired in a district leader.  The new superintendent will come onboard in 2020, following the completion of Steven Adamowski’s five-year run.

Having been hired for search assistance by the Norwalk BOE, national firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) has held several focus groups over the past few weeks.  Tuesday’s session will be the last.  Admission is free, and registration is available online, or by calling 203.899.2790 ext. 15901.

Boasting a nationwide network of independent consultants, HYA is the U.S’ premiere education consulting firm.  Since 1987, HYA has partnered with school systems to handle executive searches, student performance issues, and operations matters.



East Wall Street discussion planned in City Hall

Plans to improve the Wall Street area’s safety, accessibility, and streetscape are the focus of a public information meeting planned for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Norwalk City Hall Council Chambers.

Fully funded by a $1.5 million Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP) grant, this project is part of Norwalk’s Complete Street efforts to calm vehicular traffic while maximizing pedestrian safety and accessibility on Wall Street between Brook Street and Main Street.

This Norwalk Department of Public Works project includes:

  • Narrowing travel lanes
  • Replacing existing sidewalks with granite curbs and stamped brick and concrete walkways
  • Adding new crosswalks, a raised crosswalk/speed table, and new historic lighting

A 30-minute DPW presentation is slated to be followed by a Q&A session, an open forum, and individual discussions with staff. Discourse will be limited to the specific details of this project only.

“We are continuing our investments in the Wall Street area with this streetscape project. Adding crosswalks and calming vehicular traffic will make the area safer and more pedestrian friendly,” Mayor Harry Rilling said in a press release. “I encourage the public to attend the Public Information Meeting next week to ask questions and learn more about this exciting project.”

Detailed plans are currently available for view in the Public Works Department at Norwalk City Hall.  Persons unable to attend the meeting may send questions or comments to Paul L. Sotnik, Senior Civil Engineer, City of Norwalk, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.  Or email [email protected]


Norwalk will ‘bee’ part of the Pollinator Pathway project

The First Taxing District plans to install a Pollinator Pathway in Union Park, providing a friendly habitat and food source for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating creatures in a protected swale along the Norwalk River Valley Trail.

The District Board’s desire to join 70 other Connecticut and New York towns having Pollinator Pathways began last April when District Commissioner Elsa Peterson Obuchowski attended a Pollinator Pathway Project (PPP) presentation during Norwalk Library’s “Every Day is Earth Day” event.  At Commissioner Obuchowski’s behest, the District Board invoked its commitment to environmental stewardship by embracing and funding the Pathway at their July 10 meeting.

Spearheaded by the Norwalk River Watershed Association (NRWA), the Pathway was designed by Norwalk-based Roberta DiBisceglie who focused on sustainability while using native plants.  NRWA President Louise Washer and PPP rep Liz Craig optimized placement within the park.

The First Taxing District expressed appreciation to the City of Norwalk for approving the installation on a City-owned tract within the District-owned park.



Bulky Collection Schedule November thru January

  • November:  Bulky Collections are cancelled due to the Yard Waste Collection schedule.
  • December: Zone 4 Bulky Collections are cancelled due to Christmas Day, Wednesday Dec. 25.
  • January:  No Bulky Collections will be scheduled on Jan. 1.



Full Schedule:

December Collections

  • Zone 1: Wednesday, Dec. 4
  • Zone 2: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019:
  • Zone 3: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019:
  • Zone 4: Cancelled


January Collections

  • Zone 1: Wednesday, Jan. 8
  • Zone 2: Wednesday, Jan. 15
  • Zone 3: Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • Zone 4: Wednesday, Jan. 29


If Bulky Collection is cancelled due to inclement weather, the collection will be postponed until the following month.

For more information, visit norwalkct.org or contact the Customer Service Center at (203) 854-3200.

One comment

Milly October 28, 2019 at 6:27 am

One way to make the streets safer for pedestrians is to STOP Right on Red turning where there are crosslights. A lot of drivers see right on red as a green light and do not stop and look before turning. A green cross light should mean cars are not moving.

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