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RTM Meeting Recap – May 7th and May 8th

SHORT SUMMARY: Disclaimer: What’s below is my interpretation of the meeting and not an official communication from the RTM.   The RTM did the following: Approved the First Selectman’s budget of $80,179,853 (an increase of 0.93% from FY 2017-2018), Approved the Board of Education’s budget of $116,173,800 (an increase of 1.57% from FY 2017-2018) and the total Education budget of $127,313,182 (an increase of 1.09% from FY 2017-2018), Approved the Town Railroad

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RTM Agenda for May 7th, May 8th, and May 9th

SHORT SUMMARY: The next RTM meetings are on Monday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30 pm in Town Hall (110 Myrtle Avenue).  If necessary there will be a third meeting on Wednesday May 9th at the same time and in the same place.  You can watch the meetings on Cablevision channel 79, Frontier channel

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Editorial – Please Support Connecticut State Senate Bill 421

  I’ll be sending out an agenda summary for next week’s RTM meetings soon, but before that I wanted to urge you to contact your state representatives this weekend regarding important legislation: Senate Bill 421, which concerns municipal budget reserves and collective bargaining agreements.  More specifically, the bill provides that “a municipal employer’s budget reserve

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RTM Meeting Recap – April 3, 2018

SHORT SUMMARY: Disclaimer: What’s below is my interpretation of the meeting and not an official communication from the RTM or from the Town of Westport. In short, the RTM did the following:   Appropriated $2,750,000 – and authorized bonds/notes to finance this amount – to extend the sewer line to homes on 8 streets.   Appropriated $23,000 for a new filter for

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RTM Agenda for April 3, 2018

SHORT SUMMARY: The next RTM meeting is on Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:30 pm in Town Hall (110 Myrtle Avenue).  You can watch the meeting on Cablevision channel 79, Frontier channel 99, or online here.  You can see the official agenda by clicking here.   Disclaimer: What’s below is my interpretation of the agenda and not an official communication

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Special Editorial on Guns and Local Personal Property Taxes

DISCLAIMER:  This is not an official communication from the town of Westport or any communication related to the RTM.  It is an editorial by Christine Meiers Schatz, who happens to be a member of the RTM. As an elected official, I’m acutely aware of the need to reduce local tax burdens – this year more

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RTM Meeting Recap – March 6, 2018

SHORT SUMMARY: Disclaimer: What’s below is my interpretation of the meeting and not an official communication from the RTM or from the Town of Westport The RTM did the following: Reappointed Patricia Cimarosa to the Board of Directors of the Westport Transit District, Approved a pension agreement between the Town of Westport and our local Firefighter’s union, Approved a collective bargaining agreement between

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RTM Meeting Agenda – March 6, 2018

SHORT SUMMARY: The next RTM meeting is on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:30 pm in Town Hall (110 Myrtle Avenue).  You can watch the meeting on Cablevision channel 79, Frontier channel 99, or online here.  You can see the official agenda by clicking here.   Disclaimer: What’s below is my interpretation of the agenda and not an official communication

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RTM Meeting Agenda – February 6, 2018

SHORT SUMMARY: The next RTM meeting is on Tuesday, February 6th at 7:30 pm in Town Hall (110 Myrtle Avenue).  You can watch the meeting on Cablevision channel 79, Frontier channel 99, or online here.  You can see the official agenda by clicking here.  Some of agenda items might seem familiar, and for good reason!  The first two

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The State of the Town

On January 28, 2018, First Selectman Jim Marpe and Board of Education Chair Michael Gordon spoke regarding “The State of the Town.”  The event was held at Town Hall and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Westport and Westport Sunrise Rotary.  Couldn’t make it to the event?  There are videos of Mr. Gordon and Mr.

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