I want to thank everyone who expressed confidence in me with their vote on Tuesday. I will do my best to live up to their expectations. Thank you as well to all the voters who took the time to exercise one of the most precious rights in a free, democratic society, the right to vote.
On Tuesday October 27th a meeting notice was posted on the Newtown web site and also distributed by email to residents. The email posted an agenda for a Board of Selectman special meeting to be held on October 28th at 7 pm. The agenda was: Executive Session – Legal Pending Litigation. The agenda was signed E. Patricia Llodra.
Along with brief presentations by the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers, the Booth Library Board of Trustees, and the Public Works Director, the Board of Selectmen settled in for a more extensive discussion of planned future Parks and Recreation capital projects before eventually approving and moving Newtown’s rolling, five-year Capital Improvement Plan to the Board of Finance September 10.
It may be a while before electric vehicles can pull off the road in Newtown for a free “top-off” at a public charging station. But the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard will be shuttling its equipment much more easily and economically thanks to a decision by the Board of Selectmen July 6 to help purchase and maintain a custom cargo van on behalf of the award-winning ensemble.
Shortly after posting new information on the town’s municipal website tracking survey responses, the chairman of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission visited with local selectmen to update the commission’s progress toward possibly establishing one or more memorials in recognition of the lives lost on 12/14.
Owners of electric powered vehicles, including those that may be part of the town’s future municipal fleet, could soon cruise into Fairfield Hills or Edmond Town Hall parking lot and plug-in for a free “top-off.”
Following more than a year of negotiations, the town and the Newtown Police Union, Local 3153, Council 15, of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) have reached a three-year labor contact, specifying the terms of employment for 43 of the 45 sworn officers at the police department.
Since last July 1, police have been working without a contract because the previous agreement expired last June 30.
Over the course of its last two meetings on February 25 and March 2, the Board of Finance continued its review of the municipal and school district budget proposals, and continued its attempts to define possible additional areas of taxpayer savings.