NORWALK, Conn. – Don’t expect a sudden announcement that Norwalk has settled with the Al Madany Islamic Center.
There is a process that will be followed before a settlement would be agreed to, Zoning Commission Vice Chairman Emily Wilson said.
Wilson said it’s a “major ‘if,’ because I have no idea where we are right now,” but “If at some point the Zoning Commission is asked to vote on a settlement, there will be a public hearing prior to, that the terms will be explained and that people, and the neighbors, can come and listen and have a chance to express their concerns or their questions.”
That’s what she has been told by attorneys, she said. A public hearing is part of the process, she said.
“I don’t know that it will happen at all, but just procedurally that is what we are looking at,” said Wilson, the Republican-endorsed candidate to represent the 142nd district in the Connecticut House of Representatives.
Al Madany sued Norwalk after the Zoning Commission turned down its application to put a mosque at 127 Fillow St. A federal judge has ordered all involved parties to refrain from speaking to the press about the case. Wilson expressed frustration at not being able to comment further.