Round Hill Association Opposes Proposed 28 House Cluster Subdivision in Backcountry

Friends, neighbors, and members of the Round Hill Association, we face a challenge ahead that could define the very future of land development in Backcountry Greenwich. The proposed development, to build 28 new homes at 124 Old Mill Road (the former Mel Gibson estate) as a single, cluster development, is part of an application currently before the Greenwich Wetlands Agency. It may be just the beginning. Recent headlines describe other large tracts of land in the town that may also soon be sold off to developers. Since 2002, it is estimated that over 500 acres of Greenwich’s unprotected open space have been lost forever. This trend has far-reaching consequences for the quality of life in our town. On May 15, after…

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Round Hill Association To Host Forum on Backcountry Real Estate on May 1, 2019 at Round Hill Community House 6:30-8:30 pm

Backcountry resident and Round Hill Association board member, Brendon DeSimone, will moderate a discussion with local real estate experts about the trends that are shaping the real estate market in backcountry, what homeowners can do to enhance their property values, and the ongoing efforts to promote property ownership and life in backcountry Greenwich. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30. The panel discussion will begin promptly at 7. A question and answer session will follow the panelists’ remarks. This will be followed by a brief Annual Meeting. Admission is free. Panelists Carolyn Anderson is the publisher of The Anderson Guide to Enjoying Greenwich, CT and Managing Director of Anderson Associates, an independent real estate firm specializing in residential real estate. …

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The Round Hill Association Neighbor Survey Results Are In…

Thanks to all who responded to our Member Survey last spring. The Round Hill Association would like to grow and connect with residents in the Round Hill Association area. To accomplish this, a survey was mailed to members and residents of our area. The survey included questions about which activities/events the RHA should offer. We were delighted to receive 100 responses. We were surprised that most respondents have lived in this area for more than 10 years. 43% said they would like to meet more people in the RHA area. Nearly 70% of our neighbors said they would be interested in attending an event about the preservation of neighborhood and home values. In response to this, we will be holding a panel discussion about backcountry real estate in…

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Round Hill Fire Company Seeks Volunteers!

Are you interested in volunteering to help keep our neighborhood safe? Have you considered joining the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Company?  It is completely staffed by volunteers. Not only do our volunteers fight fires, but they respond to other disasters, natural and man-made. Volunteer firefighters are called to car accidents, using the jaws of life to extricate passengers. One of the fringe benefits of being a volunteer is that you can live on the property on West Old Mill Road. This might be perfect for a student trying to save money or for someone interested in moving out of their parental house. Men and women are encouraged to join and it’s a great way to meet new friends and learn about…

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Recommendations for Westchester County Airport (HPN) Policy

Citizens for a Responsible County Airport released the following from Westchester County Executive, George Latimer On July 2nd, after the community meeting that was attended by several Round Hill Association members, and Round Hill community residents, the following statement was released. The policy implementation recommendations look to be good news for Round Hill area residents and their quality of life! Hopefully these policy plans will move ahead swiftly to sustain quality of life in our beautiful, back-country neighborhood. Air, Water, and Noise pollution prevention is so important to make sure back-country Greenwich stays a pleasant place to live for all our neighbors. In response to the public dialogue over the past month on the County Airport, I am asking we…

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Westchester County Airport Expansion Public Hearing

John Conte, Round Hill Association President, provided this recap of the Westchester County Airport (HPN) Expansion Public Hearing that was held on Monday, June 25, 2018. The meeting last night regarding the Westchester County Airport‘s Expansion was an open mic public hearing format. There was a brief presentation from the County Executive George Latimer, and a panel of representatives who spoke about newly reported findings of contaminated water and how it dates back to the past use of fire suppressants of a type that are no longer used. The meeting was being recorded and more details can be accessed on their websites. There were also a few comments about how the new administration is taking a fresh look at the…

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