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August 25, 2011

Biggest Hurricane Threat to Connecticut in 2 Decades

Biggest Hurricane Threat to Connecticut in 2 Decades.

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August 25, 2011

Bonding Referendum Tomorrow for Major Projects

There’s a vote coming up on Saturday on a $12.5 bond package for eight different construction projects. Absentee ballots are available for any resident who will be unable to vote. The referendum will take place from 6 am – 8 pm at Wolcott High School. Any resident who usually votes at Wakelee or Tyrrell can vote in this one single voting location. Absentee ballots are available in the Town Clerk’s office during the following hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 – 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am – noon

The town will be holding two informational sessions on the bond package this week. Each will be at 6:30 pm.

Thursday Aug 25th – Firehouse Company #3
Friday Aug 26th – Firehouse Company #1

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A simple majority of votes will approve or defeat the referendum package. Town officials estimate that if the projects were not bonded, an increase of approximately 3 mills would be required to complete the projects within annual budget allocations. Council members from all political parties conceded that with current school construction bonds expiring, issuing new bonds would level fund the debt service accounts and give the town savings over time.

The bond proposals will include the following projects:

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