Posts Tagged ‘ Town Council ’

Council holds off on joining residential solar program

July 20, 2016
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Solarize Connecticut
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The Town Council chose to hold off on joining a residential solar plan known as Solarize Connecticut. The matter was tabled at a Town Council meeting on July 11 after much discussion surrounding whether the town should join the program, which requires the endorsement of a specific solar supplier. Solarize Connecticut is a community outreach…

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Editorial: Quickly…A show of hands

July 16, 2016
By
Southington Observer

Once again, we were disappointed by the Town Council and their knee jerk reactions. On Monday, they voted, 7-2, to suspend all rules of procedure outlined in the Charter before making a unanimous vote to rename the municipal center in honor of John Weichsel. As we noted last week, we applaud Weichsel’s name being attached…

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Municipal Center to be named for John Weichsel

July 13, 2016
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John Weichsel

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Municipal Center will soon bear the name of former Town Manager John Weichsel, who served Southington from 1966 to 2011. After voting 7-2 to waive the process for naming a town building as outlined in the Town Charter, the Town Council voted unanimously to name the building after the former town…

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Finance Board and Town Council restore some funding

July 6, 2016
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Money 1

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) held a special meeting on June 21, where they voted to restore funding that had been cut in the town budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017. The board unanimously approved the restoration of more than $400,000 in funding for the general town government and Board of Education…

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Town sets tax rate at 29.64 mills

May 18, 2016
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Money 3

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) set a new tax rate for Southington last week, of 29.64 mills. The mill rate was approved unanimously by the BOF on May 11, after the Town Council approved the town’s 2016-2017 budget of $141.3 million. This means that Southington taxpayers will pay $29.64 in taxes for…

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Council passes budget with plans to restore cuts

May 11, 2016
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Budget 2

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted on May 9 to unanimously approve budgets for the general government, the Board of Education (BOE), the sewer fund, and the animal control fund. The new budget will go into effect on July 1 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, at a total of $147 million. The approved budgets…

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Town Council selects final chip seal option

April 7, 2016
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Traffic 2

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted to approve a pavement surface treatment project on March 28, selecting a chip seal for repairing residential roads. After testing three different types of chip seal at various locations around town, Town Manager Garry Brumback recommended a 20 percent rubberized chip seal to the council. The 20 percent…

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Council makes 4 appointments to boards and commissions

January 20, 2016
By
Town of Southington

The Town Council made four appointments to town boards and commissions during their Jan. 11 meeting. Connie Proll was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Senior Citizens Commission until March 2018. Chris Shanley-Buck will serve a three-year term as a Board of Ethics alternate. Joe LaPorte will join the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)…

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Council approves $1 million purchase of Hawk’s Landing CC

January 13, 2016
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Hawks Landing CC

The Town Council approved nearly $1 million in spending for the purchase of development rights on the Hawk’s Landing Country Club property. In a 6-2 vote, Republicans supported a $990, 000 purchase to avoid future residential development in the area. The purchase of the development rights will allow the council to prevent a 25-property lot…

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Town Council appoints commissions

December 17, 2015
By
Town of Southington

Another wave of appointments for local commissions and boards were made at the Dec. 7 Town Council meeting, with all members being unanimously voted in to their positions by the council. Robert Salka and Ryan Rogers were appointed to four-year terms on the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), and Phil Wooding will serve as the…

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