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Disclaimer:  This is not an official communication from the RTM.  Hopefully this goes without saying by now.  Please see the full agenda summary to read the full disclaimer and summaries of the thirteen other agenda items. AGENDA ITEM #2: Whether, by a vote of at least 70% of the RTM members present, to “overrule” the Board of Finance’s

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RTM Agenda Summary for October 2, 2018

Disclaimer: What’s below is my interpretation of the agenda and not an official communication from the RTM.   SHORT SUMMARY: The next RTM meeting is on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:30 pm in Town Hall (110 Myrtle Avenue).  You can watch the meetings on Cablevision channel 79, Frontier channel 99, or online here.  You can see the official agenda

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Three New Members Appointed to the Westport RTM

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT an official town website.  Happy Labor Day!  The regularly-scheduled RTM meeting on September 4th was cancelled, but I have other newsworthy information to share in lieu of an agenda summary.  As you might already know, three individuals were appointed to the RTM over the summer: Catherine Calise (District 2):  Catherine Calise is a

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RTM Meeting Recap – July 10, 2018

SHORT SUMMARY:  Disclaimer: What’s below is my interpretation of the meeting and not an official communication from the RTM.  You can view the meeting in its entirety here and read the related WestportNow.com article here.        At its meeting on July 10, 2018, the RTM did the following:  Appropriated $350,000 for the purchase of land use permitting software, and

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RTM Agenda for July 10, 2018

SHORT SUMMARY: The next RTM meeting is on Tuesday, July 10th at 7:30 pm in Town Hall (110 Myrtle Avenue).  You can watch the meetings 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 from the

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RTM Meeting Recap – June 5, 2018

SHORT SUMMARY: Disclaimer: What’s below is my interpretation of the meeting and not an official communication from the RTM.   At its meeting on June 5, 2018, the RTM did the following:  Listened to the first reading of a proposed amendment to Westport’s Waterway Protection Line Ordinance,  Listened to the first reading of a proposed ordinance banning fracking waste and fracking-waste byproducts in

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RTM Agenda for June 5, 2018

SHORT SUMMARY: The next RTM meeting is on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:30 pm in Town Hall (110 Myrtle Avenue).  You can watch the meetings 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 from the

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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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