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Despite efforts from members of the New Canaan community in the recent months, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) approved the sale of two parcels of Noroton River watershed woodlands totaling 18.74 acres adjacent to Frogtown Road, Welles Lane, West Road and Indian Waters Drive, owned by the Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, according to its June 29 decision.
"The sale of the land will not adversely affect the provision of water service to the public and is in the public interest," PURA said in its decision.
Aquarion’s application to PURA called for about 10 acres to become a subdivision into two residential building lots. The water utility company has an agreement to sell about eight of the acres to Todd and Karen Holson for $1.5 million possibly to be used as a buffer between their Frogtown Road property and the remaining, Aquarion land.
Aquarion Director of Public Relations Peter Fazekas told the Advertiser, "The next steps for that sale would be going to [New Canaan] Planning and Zoning to get the lot line revised. That sale [to Holsons] would close by the third-quarter of this year."
For the remaining land, Fazekas said Aquarion will go to Planning and Zoning with its subdivision plans at some point in July.
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