There’s a symbiotic relationship between a municipality’s people, businesses, and government, and one of the most encouraging things to see is when all three come together. That’s what makes Celebrate Plainfield Day such a great day. The 2019 Plainfield Business of the Year was Westminster Tool.
The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) is responsible for more than just fishing permits, they maintain the Energy Branch, an Environmental Quality Branch, Environmental Conservation Branch. This week’s episode of CCM's Municipal Voice spotlighted Katie S. Dykes, the Commissioner of CT DEEP. as she talked about recycling, energy costs, being green, and the future of utilities in the state.
Join us in Guilford for this session. Attendees will learn what it means to be a mandatory reporter and how municipalities can implement best practices to handle a variety of situations, including when allegations are made against employees.
Gov. Ned Lamont and Democratic legislative leaders repeatedly trumpeted their adoption of a new state budget “on time” in June, noting it gave cities and towns certainty about the grants they could expect. But for the second time in three years, Connecticut cities and towns haven’t received state funding crucial for scheduled summer road repaving work.
Even as dozens of homes with crumbling foundations are repaired this summer through state funding, hundreds or thousands more will await a fix indefinitely while their value to the homeowner is cut almost in half. A handful of towns now have seen up to $8 million in losses on their taxable property, and a dip in tax collections is beginning to show.