Posts Tagged ‘ referendum ’

Commission dismisses charter ideas

May 11, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Charter Revision Commission has dismissed a handful of ideas from a previous public hearing, including longer terms for certain municipal boards and changing the requirements for a referendum on town expenditures. The referendum issue was discussed by several residents at the public hearing, many of whom claimed that the…

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Twice is just as nice; Middle school renovations pass again

March 20, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The middle school renovations past for a second time at Tuesday’s referendum. The renovations were overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2011, but the renovations were sent back to referendum after it was discovered that the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) would significantly drive up cost estimates. This is the first time…

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Referendum set for March 19

January 31, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The fate of the updated middle school renovations projects rests in the hands of Southington’s voters, now that the Town Council has officially scheduled a town referendum for Tuesday, March 19. The electorate has already expressed approval of the proposal to renovate Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools – in 2011,…

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School board members upset with middle school issues

December 21, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Some members of the Board of Education expressed their dissatisfaction with how the planned renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools were hit by several costly issues at the school board meeting last week. Representatives from Newfield Construction and Fletcher-Thompson attended the meeting to discuss the current state of the project…

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Second time at referendum; Middle school project going back to the voters

December 13, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council began the process of sending the middle schools project to a planned March referendum that will ask voters to support an additional $4.7 million, while officials noted that this scenario actually saves some taxpayer dollars in the long run. The original $85 million referendum, which the Board…

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Road improvements on the ballot

November 1, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer In the midst of voting for a president, a senator, a congressman and representatives in the state legislature, Southington residents will also decide whether the town spends $11 million on road and bridge improvements. With less available funding from the state and federal government, it has become more difficult for…

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