Posts Tagged ‘ Town Council ’

Council hires energy contractor; Investigating possible sites for solar power

June 6, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Town Council voted unanimously to approve an energy company looking to install solar panels on several sites in Southington. Town Manager Garry Brumback said the project would take advantage of some sites currently not being used to generate power with the hopes of saving utility costs. During a recent…

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Town applies for grants to fix bridges

June 1, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Town Council voted unanimously to approve grant applications for the deck replacements of both the West Center Street and the Spring Street bridges. Town Manager Garry Brumback said the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) inspects town bridges over 20-feet in length every two years. ConnDOT recently conducted inspections of…

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Budget backed at public hearing; Council to vote on the proposal May 12

May 1, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington residents who spoke at the Town Council’s public hearing Monday night offered their support to the proposed 2014-2015 total municipal budget, which will result in about a 3.3 percent tax increase for residents. The school board’s proposed budget is a total of $87,072,005 for 2014-2015, which reflects an increase…

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Town looks to save on energy; Council votes to approve project

April 25, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Town Council recently voted unanimously to approve an energy savings project that would bring equipment upgrades to both town and school buildings. Council members voted during a recent meeting to approve a performance contract with Noresco to move forward with the $13 million project that would bring a total…

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Southington schools look to participate in energy costs savings proposal

April 6, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Board of Education voted unanimously to support Southington’s participation in a $13 million energy performance contracting proposal with a company that will guarantee cost-savings and equipment improvements in school and town buildings. Noresco, an energy company owned by United Technologies, was authorized by the Southington Energy Committee to perform…

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Possible new cell tower; Verizon looks to East Street

March 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously Monday night in approval of a referral to Planning and Zoning for a possible cell tower on East Street. During the council meeting, Town Attorney Mark Sciota said that if the zoning approves, a Verizon cell tower will be located on East Street, which…

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Officials address issues; State of Town given over dinner

March 21, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Town officials addressed a variety of issues during the fifth Annual State-of-the-Town Supper last week, focusing on economic development and the budget. Co-sponsored by Baron Realty and the Chamber’s Legislative Committee, members of the Southington Town Council spoke before members of the community, highlighting their current goals while discussing their…

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Sewer rate increase; Residents likely to see bills go up

February 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Town Council voting 6 to 3 in approval of new sewer rates, local residents may see an increase in their bills. During Monday’s council meeting, Republicans voted in favor of the new sewer rates, while Democrats voted against it. The new billing system will be based on…

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Town Council approves proposed STEPS ordinances

February 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously Monday for two proposed ordinances on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products—one ordinance will prevent convenience stores from displaying tobacco or nicotine products in areas where underage customers can view them. The other ordinance calls for tighter restrictions on signs that advertise alcohol specials. Over…

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Changes to sewer billing system; Public hearing set for new rates

February 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted 5 to 3, along party lines, Monday to change the structure of the current sewer billing system, which will make the process more automotive, but increase sewer rates in order to make up for lost revenue over the years. “We have found that our billing…

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