The Wilton Selectboard will hear comments from the public Tuesday night about a vacant house on Webb Avenue, and also will consider adding to the town’s property ordinance an amendment on how to deal with abandoned buildings.

The hearing on the dilapidated, abandoned house at 30 Webb Ave. will be held in conjunction with the Selectboard meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office.

Selectmen voted in June to hold an public hearing on the building, which is the first step in declaring the building dangerous. The hearing originally was scheduled for June 28, but was postponed until Tuesday.

After the public hearing, selectmen will consider what actions the town will take with the property.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda is the consideration of making amendments to the town’s property ordinance that would address abandoned buildings. Wilton does not have an ordinance that addresses abandoned buildings.

In April, the board was approached by resident Mark Shibles, who urged the town to adopt an abandoned property ordinance, arguing that abandoned properties discourage business because they give a negative look to the town, especially in the downtown areas.


In other business at Tuesday’s meeting, selectmen will consider awarding bids for maintenance work on the Kineowatha Park and Foot of the Lake retaining walls. At Town Meeting, residents approved allocating $20,000 of surplus funding to the reconstruction of the retaining wall in Kineowatha Park.

Residents also approved allocating $10,000 of surplus to repair critical areas of the retaining wall at the foot of Wilson Lake.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate

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