Documents of Current Interest

Selected public documents are available online. Other public documents are available for inspection in the Land Use Office on the lower level of Bryan Memorial Town Hall.

  • Outdoor Lighting: 
    • Section 12.15 of the Washington Zoning Regulations addresses the requirements for outdoor lighting in the residential districts.  Please refer to this section before purchasing or installing outdoor lighting.  Remember, a zoning permit is required for the installation of outdoor lighting.
    • The website of SELENE (Sensible and Efficient Lighting to Enhance the Nighttime Environment), a non-profit organization in New York State, contains much information about outdoor lighting issues.
    • Sample lighting regulations from other towns in Connecticut, compiled by the Northwestern Connecticut Council of Governments.
    • Dark-Sky Lighting Resource Guide from the Hudson Highlands Land Trust in Garrison, New York.
    • Article about outdoor lighting  by David Owen, from the August 20, 2007 issue of the New Yorker magazine.
  • Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers: