Posts Tagged ‘ Town Council ’

Riccio to chair Town Council

November 21, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the Southington Town Council were sworn in last Tuesday, appointing Republican Michael Riccio as the new chairman, and appointing Cheryl Lounsbury as Vice Chairperson. Riccio, who previously served on the Council in 2007, said he looks forward to serving as chairman. “I really look forward to two strong…

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Southington Council chooses to go with CRCOG

November 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the consolidation of regional planning agencies in the state, the Town Council voted Monday night in approval to join Hartford’s Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), as suggested by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM), which is responsible for all state staff planning. “It was not an easy…

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Councilors say their farewells; Four Republicans not seeking re-election

November 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With Election Day just around the corner, four town councilors not seeking re-election said goodbye to their colleagues Monday night, thanking them for several years of teamwork and commitment to Southington. Four of the six incumbent Republican councilors, Louis Martocchio, Peter Romano, Dr. Al Natelli and John Dobbins, decided not…

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Council creates Beecher Street subcommittee

October 3, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In response to the public outcries against the proposed selling of the Beecher Street property during a public hearing last month, the Southington Town Council created a bi-partisan “ad hoc” subcommittee to obtain additional information before making a final decision on the former home of the school system’s administrative offices.…

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Chamber hosts Town Council candidate debate

October 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Republicans and Democrats running for Town Council came face-to-face last week during the first Q&A session, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. Both parties addressed key issues of the town, including property taxes, open space and the environmental cleanup of superfund sites. However, Republican and Democratic candidates shared opposing…

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Public against Beecher Street proposal; Council tables decision until next meeting

September 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Local residents voiced their opinions Monday at a public hearing, opposing the potential sale of 49 Beecher Street, the former home of the school system’s administrative offices. Nearly a dozen residents stood up to the podium before the Southington Town Council, rejecting the sale of 49 Beecher Street for $220,000…

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Reverse 9-1-1 system approved; Council gives go ahead for Everbridge system

August 17, 2013
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer Town officials have decided to upgrade a reverse 9-1-1 system that could help deliver alerts during emergencies or send wide reminders for important events. During Monday’s Town Council meeting, all council members voted in approval of the project, which would cost about $15,000 initially and $10,000 a year later.  The…

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Revisions up for a vote; Public to weigh in on potential changes

June 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The voters will have the final say on the proposed charter revisions, as the Town Council voted Monday night to place them on the November ballot. “There are people on both sides that are passionate,” said Town Council Vice Chairman Peter Romano. “Leave it to the people to decide.” Under the…

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Board dismisses ethics complaints against councilors

June 12, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Ethics has dismissed ethics complaints against two Democratic Town Councilors. During the Town Council vote on the Board of Education budget allotment last month, resident Art Cyr publicly declared that he was going to file ethics complaints against Councilors John Barry and Chris Palmieri for conflict of interest.…

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Management change permanent; Town manager to keep authority over Calendar House

June 12, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council made a permanent change to how the Calendar House senior center will be managed after a test period yielded mostly positive feedback from members. Last year, the council’s ordinance subcommittee made a proposal to give the Town Manager more direct authority over the senior center. In the…

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