Posts Tagged ‘ Town Council ’

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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All day kindergarten implemented; School board cuts the SOAR program

May 31, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education managed to save its proposed all-day kindergarten program despite reductions made during the budget process, but at a price that left the officials uneasy. The decisions made by the Board of Finance and the Town Council left the school board with about $84.2 million to work…

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Council sets $129 million budget; School allotment falls along party lines

May 16, 2013
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by Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council approved a budget of approximately $129 million for the next fiscal year, with the Board of Education’s budget splitting the councilors along party lines. The general government budget of about $45.1 million was approved unanimously, with several councilors praising Town Manager Garry Brumback for avoiding an increase…

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Plainville trail work could connect with Southington

April 19, 2013
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Plainville trail work could connect with Southington

By Kaitlyln NaplesStaff Writer Plainville is trying to get one step closer to completing one of the largest gaps in the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which runs from New Haven to Northampton, Mass. At a past meeting, the Plainville Town Council voted to pursue a grant that would help fund the construction of a multi-use…

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