April 6, 2021
April 6 – "Yesterday the governor announced 288,000 doses of vaccine will be received this week. This is a 44% increase over the 200,000 announced the previous week. We hear reports of the increasing availability of appointments. If you don't have an appointment for your first dose, or if your appointment is several weeks away, we encourage you to keep checking different providers or calling the state appointment phone number. Information can be found here.
At last night's meeting, the Board of Selectmen approved the following Bound projects for presentation at the city assembly on May 8th and the postponed machine vote on May 15th. The projects total $ 4.438 million.
Up to $ 1.5 million for pavement-This application represents the final loan for the 5-year 75-mile road restoration program. The proposed borrowing is less than half the amount originally estimated for this year. This is because we were able to use BOS budget savings and government grants to fund the balance.
The paving plan for the calendar year 2021 can be found here. The schedule is determined based on the lane index value derived from the street scan carried out in summer 2019. Here you can check the value of your street.
Up to $ 583,000 for the Bridge Restoration Program-This is the second year of a multi-year program addressing required repairs identified through an assessment of bridges owned by the city. We have applied for state and federal grants to cover a portion of the cost. The amount requested is the city's share.
Up to $ 1.450 million to replace the city's 17-year-old fire engine. The pallet truck is a key device within the department. It is used to respond to all commercial building calls, structural fires and emergency calls. An analysis was made of the cost of overhauling the current truck versus the cost of purchase. A refurbished truck would have a life expectancy half that of a new truck, with costs well over 50% of the cost of a new truck.
Up to $ 350,000 to replace the tennis courts in Middlebrook. The courts have outlived their useful life and are being replaced in the same way as the high school courts. Material costs have increased significantly since the high school was replaced. The requested amount includes a contingent liability for continued price escalation. As with all capital requests, the full amount is not spent and the funds are not borrowed when not needed.
Up to $ 600,000 to replace the Cider Mill roof. This is the second roof replacement in a multi-year exchange plan for the school roofs. As part of the development of the plan, all roofs were mapped to properly assess their subsurface condition and remaining lifespan.
At last night's meeting, the Board of Selectmen too voted to join the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA). HRRA is a regional government waste management and recycling agency. The agency currently serves 12 communities in west Connecticut, including Weston, Ridgefield, and Redding. The decision was made after more than a year of considering options to address the persistent and increasing annual operating deficits of the substation operations. In addition to reduced costs, membership offers many advantages. You can find more information about HRRA here. A public hearing on a required enabling ordinance will take place on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.
This evening and maybe tomorrow night the The CFO will meet to discuss and approve a recommended budget and mill rate. The suggested budget and milling rate can be found here. Public comments can be emailed to Jeffrey.email@example.com.
Vaccine and case information
Today CT DPH reported the following:
- 809,663 or 22% of the population are fully vaccinated.
- 45% of all residents aged 16 and over have received at least one dose.
- By March 31, 40.22% of Wilton residents had received at least one dose. Since March 31, the nationwide first dose rate has increased by 11 points. Assuming the same growth, more than half of Wilton residents may have received an initial dose.
Please practice the 5 Ws and act like you have the virus and those around you do too.
5 W & # 39; s
- W.atch your distance
- W.Ear a mask / face covering if you cannot stand 6 feet away indoors or outdoors
- W.alk, run, or cycle right when you pass another person on the NRVT, sidewalks, and paths in a single file
- W.ait to host indoor gatherings
- W.Ash your hands
If you have a question please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. "
This press release was produced by the City of Wilton. The views expressed here are the author's own.