It’s hard to believe that we’re already four months into 2014.
It certainly has been a busy first third of the year. By the time Mother Nature had released her winter grip on us a lot had already been accomplished.
First, bulky waste returned and as of this writing the program is going along as smoothly as it ever has. All indications are that the bottom line will be within what was budgeted. Speaking of budgets, the Town’s budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 was approved and it includes funding for the implementation of full-day kindergarten this fall, as well as Sunday hours at the Cheshire Public Library for January through March of 2015.
April also saw the initial phase of camera installation on a select number of school buses in town. These cameras will show motorists who violate the law of passing a school bus with the stop arm extended and the flashing lights on. Ultimately this will help improve the safety of our children.
After catching a short breath, the Town Council will begin pre-planning for the capital budget process in May. The capital budget includes new equipment purchases and major improvements to buildings and infrastructure to name a few. One of the items that will receive some debate is the purchase of a new ladder truck for the Cheshire Fire Department.
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