Selectmen's operating budget accepted by BOF
by Shirley Murtha
The Board of Finance accepted the $15.195 million municipal budget presented by the Board of Selectmen at the April 6 meeting. The budget was then officially adopted by the selectmen and presented to the April 13 public hearing. A total of $96,700 in reductions had been made to keep the increase at 2.5 percent. Funds were cut in administration, personal and property protection, library, recreation and social services, however public works (including parks and environment) was reduced by the largest amount –$72,800.
Document preservation grant
In other business, the selectmen approved application for a $3,000 Historic Documents Preservation grant. This money will be used by the town clerk's office for microfilming and reorganizing vital town records.
Land use study committee
Selectman Mark Neumann reported that the land use study committee was in the process of collecting public opinion on potential uses for the former Evonsion property on East Street. The committee has issued a survey that is available for all on the town's website. Google "Town of Granby" and click on "Welcome to Granby, CT." In the upper right corner, under "News and Announcements," you will find a link to "Town Owned Land Study Committee Survey." If you prefer a paper survey, you can obtain one at either of the libraries, the town clerk's office, the recreation office or use the one published in this issue.