Posts Tagged ‘ Town Manager ’

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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‘None better than John Weichsel’; Former Town Manager passes away

April 3, 2013
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John Weichsel and his wife Dolores share a smile following the retirement announcement in spring 2010.

By Ed Harris Editor John Weichsel, Southington’s first town manager, passed away on  Friday, March 29. He was 80. Weichsel was first appointed town manager in 1966 and served until early 2011. He was succeeded by current Town Manager Garry Brumback. When the governance system was worked out in 1966, it was decided that the…

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CL&P has a planned outage/conversion in town April 3-4;Approx. 160 customers affected

April 1, 2013
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The following is a community notice from Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback and Connecticut Light and Power. Please be advised we have a planned commercial/residential outage/conversion affecting approximately 160 customers in Southington in the Meriden Ave., Scenic Dr. Beechwood Dr, Woodland Dr. Savage St. area for Wednesday April 3rd from 8:30am to 12:30pm. On Thursday…

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Backing the school budget; Residents voice opinions at hearing

March 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The public by and large supported the Board of Education and its budget proposal during a hearing at DePaolo Middle School Monday night. Numerous residents, teachers, PTO and town officials spoke in favor of passing the school board proposal as is, with little to no cuts. Only three people talked out…

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$45.9 million budget proposal; Public hearing is set for March 4

March 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town Manager Garry Brumback has submitted a $45.9 million budget proposal that includes the doubling of the Information Technology Department’s allocation, which is earmarked to further implement a virtual town hall. Brumback’s proposal is a $593,194 or 1.3 percent increase over last year’s $45.3 million budget. The increases in the proposed…

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Activate Southington tries to keep the town healthy

February 23, 2013
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By Matthew Patterson Contributor Activate Southington was formed in 2009, with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the years since, the group has been active in town and will take part in the fourth annual Healthy Family Funfest this weekend. In the past, Activate Southington has supported the community with the Hershey…

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Storm cleanup is a slow process

February 13, 2013
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By Kaitlyn Naples
Meriden Avenue in Southington was plowed shortly after the storm ended last week, but a layer of snow over the road still made for dangerous driving conditions.

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington residents and officials spent several days trying to dig the town out from over two feet of snow left behind by a historic blizzard that overwhelmed the state on Friday evening. Governor Dannel Malloy declared a state of emergency in Connecticut at noon on Friday, when the snow was…

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Brumback: Remaining main arteries will be plowed today

February 12, 2013
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Town Manager Garry Brumback recently released an update on the status of snow removal in Southington. Street widening operations began this morning at 8 a.m. Brumback estimated that there is a remaining 20 percent of main arteries left to be cleaned. He said this work will be completed today. “We started in the largest subdivisions…

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Town manager provides update on plowing and snow removal

February 10, 2013
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One of our biggest challenges at this point, along with the enormous amount of snow we need to remove, is providing up-to-date information to residents. While we have tried to keep information flowing, this is a very dynamic environment demanding adjustments as circumstances change. During storm preparation last week, we had planned for significant accumulation,…

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Town manager updates on plowing issues

February 9, 2013
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The crews are making slow progress on cutting pathways on all roads.  The Highway Supt is keeping all of the available crews on the road for several more hours with the goal of getting these pathways cut.   Due to the extremely high levels of snow and the rifts associated with them it may be…

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