Utilities Commission
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Purpose and Powers of the Commission 

* The Commission is created for the purpose of monitoring the activities and operations of public and private utilities servicing the residents and businesses of New Canaan to ensure that the needs of residences and businesses located in New Canaan are adequately met and that New Canaan's consumers' interests are represented before any applicable commission or agency having jurisdiction over the utility in question.

* Without limiting the generality of the foregoing purpose, the Commission shall have the right to receive complaints regarding utility service in New Canaan and to require and receive information and reports from town officials on a timely basis.

* The Commission is formed for the purpose of receiving and evaluating complaints and presenting its position and concerns to appropriate local and state agencies.

* The Commission may take a position on all issues involving a utility, including but not limited to quality, adequacy of supply and rate, which are raised before regional and town boards and commissions, and make that position known to the state's boards and agencies.

Draft Site Plans - Irwin Park

Draft Site Plans - West Elementary School

DRAFT Wireless Guidelines

Draft Section 7.8 Telecommunication Facilities

August 18, 2016 Commission letter to Aquarion Water Company

Docket No. 16-02-26: Application of Cellco Partnership

Request for Proposal - Design, Construction and Operation of Wireless Communications Infrastructure - 3-21-2016

Reply to RFP Questions

April 5 Questions & Answers to RFP

Utilities Commission Volunteer Members

JoAnne Kennedy - Secretary 
Robert Clay
Tom Tesluk - Chairman 
Dan Welch
Derek Bennett
Wade Eyerly 


The Commission coordinates with other Commissions and Departments to provide informational and technical support on matters related to power, gas, electric and telephony.

The Commission is set up into teams

By issues     
    Cellular tower improvement     
    Gas supply analysis
    Solar/ Green energy programs

By town relationships     
    Building commission     
    Board of Selectmen

By external providers relationships
    CL&P Relations
    State agency Relations
    Green Bank
    Smart Power


The Utilities Commission issues no forms. Applications for membership to the Commission must be addressed to Chairman, New Canaan Utilities Commission, 77 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.


To request information, give suggestions, or recommend some form of action, residents should state such requests in writing.

Address communications to:
New Canaan Utilities Commission
77 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840

Please include telephone numbers and, if available, e-mail addresses. Requests may also be made to the Commission by e-mail at Utilities.Commission@newcanaanct.gov  


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Issue Summary's

    Wireless Infrastructure Issue Summary
    Natural Gas Infrastructure Issue Summary
    Office of Emergency Management Utilities Issues Summary

Important Links

Natural Gas Service Areas
    Yankee Gas - New Canaan Service Information
    Utility Commission Natural Gas Gate Station Recommendation to Parks and Rec 
Click here to watch the 5/9 Special Meeting 
2013 Annual Report
    Utilities Commission Resolution on Cell Service Coverage 12/1/14
    Summary of Key Points of Cell Coverage analysis 12/1/14
    Cellular Coverage Analysis of New Canaan 12/1/14

    Improving New Canaan’s Cellular Service      

Proposed, Planned, or Approved Cell Towers

    Transfer Station Proposal from AT&T 
    Norwalk Armory Docket 
Clark Property Rejection by Verizon
    Silver Hill Docket (approved 2/2/2012)

Cell Tower Planning Process Resources

    CT Siting Council
CT Siting Council Telecommunications Database 
CT Siting Council Pending Proceedings
    CTSC Cell Tower Map 
    AntennaSearch.com Towers within 4mi of Town Hall 
    AntennaSearch.com Antennas within 4mi of Town Hall


Cell Phone and Cell Tower Health-Related Sources

    CT Department of Public Health Cell Phone Fact Sheet 
    CT Siting Council EMF Guidelines 
    CT Siting Council EMF Sources 
    FCC Wireless Devices and Health Concerns 
    FCC Radio Frequency Safety FAQ 
    FCC Human Exposure to Radio Frequencies: Guidelines For Cellular and PCS Sites 
    FDA Radiation Emitting Products and Procedures 
    EU Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) 
German EMF Health Portal (English language) 
    World Health Organization Electromagnetic FIelds Home

Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes

    If meeting minutes or agendas do not appear on this Web site, please contact the relevant board, commission or committee. Do not contact the webmaster of this site. 

    Schedule of Meetings, Agendas & Minutes