From the Desk of the First Selectman,
January ahh what is there to say but another year is starting to come around… I hope you all have plans that give you something to work towards. I am looking to get into better shape with walking around our beautiful Town, in particular the stunning reservoir! And yes I plan on walking!
The public works crew are hoping for a storm or two to come our way… I am hopeful that the white stuff stays far away… I would like to finish work on a trail up the river connecting Riverpark with Salt Rock Campground and some additional raised beds for the Community Garden. In addition, we are cleaning up around the reservoir, clipping between the trees and chipping the brush.
The Town has applied for a TIER II designation, we have passed the first step and are providing information dictating what our plans are to recover from the school overage. We will be required to provide documentation for the length of this designation for both sides of the budget. We did pass an ordinance requiring oversight on all boards and commissions that have fiscal responsibilities by the Board of Finance, thanks to all who came to the Town Meeting the ordinance passed unanimously.
We have been approved to submit a FEMA grant application to cover the costs of the September storm which damaged several roads and culverts around the Town. The Town’s granite from the Baltic Mills project has moved over to the Salt Shed area. We may expand this project to include remediation in the lot containing the 2 smokestacks, this will require purchase of this parcel which must be approved at a Town meeting.
The Town provided holiday gifts to children in need here in our Town. Special thanks to Cumberland Farms, and Abare’s in Taftville for helping out with donation boxes! Many residents dropped by with gifts, and monetary donations we were also a recipient of a $2,500 donation from Amgraph! Thanks so much Ken Fontaine you made this holiday special for so many children!
As always thanks for your support
First Selectman since 2007
The Administrative Office of The First Selectman has direct responsibility for oversight and management of the following functions:
Also has indirect oversight of Health and Emergency Medical Services.
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