City officials flushed with pride

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Aug. 15—NORWALK — Let the good times roll.

What better way to hold a grand opening for the new public restrooms in uptown Norwalk than to cut a long piece of toilet paper?

The city of Norwalk, along with representatives from Norwalk Concrete Industries, officially opened the restrooms Monday morning at Suhr Family Park.

"This is a big deal for the city of Norwalk," Mayor Dave Light said. "I think the last time we had public restrooms was in the 1970s, maybe, downtown under the courthouse.

"This is one of the biggest requests I have had since taking this job. There are no public restrooms."

Light said the demand has been there for years. He mentioned how often there is some type of a farmer's market, the Strawberry Festival, Market in the Park, the Halloween parade and judging ... there is always something happening near the park.

"This is a very big deal and it would not have been possible without Norwalk Concrete Industries," he said.

Light said it was a job well done by everybody involved, including members of the General Services Department.

"I have the easy part," Light said. "A lot of things fell into place and those guys certainly did the work."