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Debt Delay Costly

By at February 8, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Debt Delay Costly

As the delay to decide on a debt restructuring plan continues, Mayor Erin E. Stewart said interests rates have risen causing increased costs of $1.9 million. Since the initial debt restructuring meeting interest rates have increased several times. On Jan. 10 the 10-year treasury rate was at 2.56 percent. On Feb. 2 it went up to 2.72 percent and on Feb. 6 it more...

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Snow Budget Depleting

By at February 8, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Snow Budget Depleting

About 70 percent of the over $470,000 budgeted for snow removal has been used. “It’s not out of the ordinary. When you have a lot of little storms, we call people in to get ice off the roads,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “Every time it has snowed it has been during the day during work hours so that is great.” There are over $4 million in contingency more...

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City Grand List Increases By 6 Percent

By at February 1, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

City Grand List Increases By 6 Percent

The 2017 Grand List is in and it is a good sign for the City. Mayor Erin E. Stewart and City Assessor Michael Konik announced Wednesday that the City’s 2017 Grand List has increased by 6.27 percent. About $165,912,500 was added in new assessments to the City’s list of taxable property. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Grand List has had positive more...

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SMART City Initiative: Managing the City Vehicle Fleet

By at February 1, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

SMART City Initiative: Managing the City Vehicle Fleet

Amarone will write a 3-part series highligting some of the work the City is doing under Mayor Stewart’s SMART City Initiative. In Part II of the New Britain City Journal series covering Mayor Erin Stewart’s SMART City Initiative, we look at our city vehicle fleet. Like every city, New Britain spends a significant amount of taxpayer dollars on managing and more...

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Delinquent Parking Ticket Notices Sent Out

By at February 1, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Delinquent Parking Ticket Notices Sent Out

If you owe money on a delinquent parking ticket, it is time to pay up. The City recently sent out 6,275 letters to residents seeking $743,087 in outstanding car tickets violations. “Most of those date back about five years. The notice will indicate the total balance including any late fees that have been incurred,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We put Taxserv more...

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Stewart Announces Interest in Run for Governor

By at January 29, 2018 | 11:33 am |

Stewart Announces Interest in Run for Governor

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced on Facebook Live Monday morning from her living room that she is putting out an exploratory committee to run for governor. With 461 viewers online, Stewart said “Hello State of Connecticut.” “I am proud to announce to all of you today on Facebook Live that I have officially decided to explore a run for governor of the more...

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Debt Meeting That Wasn’t

By at January 25, 2018 | 7:52 pm |

Debt Meeting That Wasn’t

A specially scheduled debt restructuring meeting of the Common Council on Thursday, Jan. 25 happened, but discussion surrounding debt restructuring never occurred. Instead Alderman Carlo Carlozzi, Democrat, argued with Corporation Counsel on whether or not the last meeting was legal. Carlozzi claimed Alderman Robert Smedley should not have led the meeting and that more...

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New Regulations Possible For Feral or Stray Cats

By at January 25, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

New Regulations Possible For Feral or Stray Cats

The Common Council Wednesday night referred to committee an ordinance that features new regulations for animals, including feral and stray cats, added procedures for the impoundment of dogs and established new hours for the Animal Control Facility. The building and health department has been working in conjunction with animal control on this ordinance for several more...

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Oak St. Issues Addressed

By at January 25, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Oak St. Issues Addressed

About 114 petitions, made by Democratic Councilman, involving blight in the Oak St. neighborhood area were addressed by inspectors in the past month. “Inspectors went out and visited each property and looked at the concerns in the petition. Trash has been removed, abandoned furniture removed, vegetation has been cut, graffiti has been removed. Unregistered cars more...

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Inside SMART City Initiative

By at January 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Inside SMART City Initiative

Amarone will write a 3-part series highligting some of the work the City is doing under Mayor Stewart’s SMART City Initiative. Before I get into the details of some of the energy driven projects the City has taken on in the last couple of years, I would like to introduce myself to the constituents of New Britain. My name is Paul Amarone and I work as a Special more...

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