The Board of Finance voted unanimously August 27 to adopt additional criteria to Newtown’s Debt Management Policy, which helps inform and guide officials on the issuance, management, evaluation, and reporting on municipal debt obligations.
The amendments to the policy were made by Finance Director Robert Tait following a lengthy review of past and present debt analyses, as well as an attempt to predict future borrowing patterns.
Monday morning, Main Street and the Borough will reverberate with the rum-pa-pa-rum of drums, clip-clop of horse hooves, blasts of fire sirens, and so much more will signal Newtown’s end of summer extravaganza is once again underway.
The 54th Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade begins at 10 am, Monday, September 7, marching from the top of Main Street to Glover, and on to its final destination, the grand stand of judges set up in front of the Big Y parking lot on Queen Street.
All town offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, in honor of Labor Day .
Newtown Senior Center, the schools, and C.H. Booth Library also will be closed. The transfer station on Ethan Allen Road will be closed. (The transfer station is regularly closed to the public on Mondays. It will not be open on Labor Day for commercial service.)
The offices of The Bee Publishing Company will also be closed on Monday.
Geralyn Hoerauf of Diversified Project Management presented the sixth phase of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School building project before the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, September 1.
“As you might recall, every time we submit a phase to the State of Connecticut, we have to have that phase of construction documents and budget approved first by the Public Building and Site Commission as the building committee then you bring them to the Board of Ed,” said Ms Hoerauf.
Following lengthy discussion at a September 1 session, Police Commission members, serving as the local traffic authority, rejected a request from Newtown High School officials to allow limited staff access to the school in the morning via a gated emergency accessway extending from Oakview Road.