I would like to say thank you to the voters who came out to the polls this week. I am again honored to represent District 2 on the Legislative Council.
Just as before, I am committed to working with the rest of the council and all the people of Newtown to better our community. As we move ahead, I again look forward to hearing your ideas and concerns. You can write to me at the address below, or drop me an email at any time at DanielTHonan@gmail.com.
Just a short note of thanks to all off the voters who came out to vote in this week's election and especially for the voters of District 1 who elected me to serve as their representative for a third term on the Legislative Council.
I am honored and will do my best to serve your interests and the interests of the entire Community. We've been through a lot together and I'm looking forward to working with you to ensure a bright future for Newtown.
During a brief special meeting September 25, the Legislative Council authorized the First Selectman's Office to produce explanatory materials for voters ahead of the scheduled, October 5 referendum.
The rare Saturday vote will ask residents to endorse or reject the state's gift of up to $50 million to remediate and demolish the former Sandy Hook School building, and to construct a new school for the community. Polls will be open at the Middle School from 6 am to 8 pm that day, and absentee ballots for that referendum are available now.
After about two hours of community input, deliberations and two failed amendments, the Legislative Council voted 9-3 to further reduce the school district’s budget request by $300,000. If approved at a planned third round referendum June 4, that would drop requested Board of Education increase to 3.93 percent
Voters already passed the municipal budget request in a split May 14 referendum. Upon approval, the district budget would stand at $71,045,304.