U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Connecticut
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-19-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: new haven county, connecticut
32 posts, read 112,134 times
Reputation: 19

Advertisements

I was wondering, what is the process of creating a new municipality(town/city/borough/county) in Connecticut? what are the requirements I would have to meat, what is the level of public approval it would have to meat, ect...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-19-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: New England
8,155 posts, read 18,634,779 times
Reputation: 3292
I like salami myself...


Someone will get it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: new haven county, connecticut
32 posts, read 112,134 times
Reputation: 19
lol, i dont get it, explain...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Colchester
17 posts, read 46,547 times
Reputation: 14
Thanks, I needed a laugh.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2008, 07:06 PM
 
639 posts, read 2,453,103 times
Reputation: 155
I think that may be a bit hard to do in New England. You may want to try doing that in Arizona.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
26,391 posts, read 42,353,142 times
Reputation: 7845
All of Connecticut is divided into incorporated towns, so you are talking about splitting a portion of an established town into a new independent town. You would need the support of the majority of the residents and the local politicains. Not sure what else is needed. Maybe an attorney specializing in town law. Jay
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Fairfield
588 posts, read 1,665,398 times
Reputation: 275
Quote:
Originally Posted by JViello View Post
I like salami myself...


Someone will get it.

mmmm...salami....the other other pinkish-white meat
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2008, 04:53 AM
 
395 posts, read 1,826,309 times
Reputation: 249
Mmmm, meat, I'm getting hungry for breakfast. I'll pass on the salami, bacon sounds better.

What sort of name would this municipality have?

Editing to say I see the OP is from Black Rock, are you hoping to make Black Rock a "town/city/borough/county"?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2008, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
311 posts, read 1,675,186 times
Reputation: 135
Is this like the "kingdom" thing when a few residents of Amston decided to to pull away from Hebron and rename themselves "kingdom"?? Hopefully you would come up with a better name. Also, its "meet" not "meat". You may want to work on that if you are going to file formal paperwork. Issues that I recall coming to surface with the Amston/Hebron debacle.....

Schools??
Jay is correct, majority would need to rule as far as residents go
State approvals - I beleive the state would have to recognize the need for a seperate municipality.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2008, 02:22 PM
 
76 posts, read 257,948 times
Reputation: 87
The last time this happened in Connecticut was when West Haven separated itself from Orange, which I believe was in 1919.

I did a little research some years back of the circumstances back in 1870 when Black Rock was taken from Fairfield and added to Bridgeport (all from the old [u]Bridgeport Standard[u] on microfilm). A bill was put through the state legislature authorizing a plebiscite of the people in the affected area (back at that time progressive Bridgeport had well-maintained roads, public water, and a police and fire department, all of which were lacking in the rural backwoods town of Fairfield). Fairfield voters were also required to approve the measure, a step that appears to have been overlooked.

It may be that the transfer of this territory from one municipality to the other was therefore done illegally. It would be interesting to explore this in greater depth, and to ascertain whether there is a statute of limitations for a miscarriage of justice of this magnitude.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Connecticut
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top