A new bathroom trailer has been delivered to Stony Creek, the result of years of work by some residents and an effort by first selectman Cosgrove to finally see monies come through for the proposal.
After multple attempts to purchase property to serve as restrooms failed, Cosgrove looked for an alternative: a trailer, which will be able to be moved as needed or based on the season. The trailer, now complete, is now on display in Stony Creek.
“It been a public health concern in Stony Creek for 20 years, and we have been trying to find a solution to the problem for 20 years,” said Stan Fisher, who has worked on the search.
“This is the most cost effective solution,” Fisher said of the trailer, “and is used around the country by municipalities, parks and other entities. It is a Marine type toilet system, it compresses waste and has 500-gallon waste tank, a/c, heated, lighting, aluminum construction, should be very effective.”
The trailer has a life span of 20-30 years, and can go in two locations: the area where the current port-o-potty’s exist or near Bayview Park.
Also including in the funding are costs associated with a “wrap” of the new facility, which will attempt to make the bathroom outer shell look more aesthetically pleasing, matching a “Thimble Island” theme.