Monday's City Council agenda. There is a public hearing at 6:55 over proposed bonding. At that time there is a public comment over the proposed bond ordinance. After that time there will be our regular meeting and at the beginning will be public comment. https://www.cityofwesthaven.com/…/Vie…/Agenda/_04232018-1004
I've been receiving complaints all day regarding the condition of the soccer fields at Duffy Field. Yesterday was opening day and the lines were not painted. Games had to be moved to other sites at the last minute of cancelled. I'm looking into the matter, and would also like to know how many games were cancelled, how far did the travel teams travel, and how many kids were impacted? I am truly sorry the city failed so many children and families yesterday. I will get answers.
Food for thought: should Yale and UNH contribute to the city? As the state keeps reducing West Haven's Payment in Lieu of Taxes(PILOT), the costs associated with hosting these large tax exempt institutions gets pushed unfairly onto the residents. If these institutions had to pay their fair share in taxes to the city it would cost Yale $3,025,438, and UNH $2,899,567. This does not include the fire districts. Elsewhere universities have realized this unfairness and paid voluntarily to their host municipalities. Quinnipiac made a contribution of $1.4 million to Hamden in 2017 and Yale contributed $8.3 million to New Haven last year. Yale makes annual contributions.
I was just messaged this event, and I am deeply troubled. How can the developer be going on a "victory tour" when they haven't even broken ground? The only thing they have successfully done is blight an entire neighborhood. Instead of attending this event I would call on the developer to present an update to the residents of West Haven. I would be more than happy to organize it, so we can hear from them and express our concerns. http://cbc-ct.wildapricot.org/event-2554381
This week the West Haven City Council Committee on Fiance has two meetings. On Tuesday, April 10th, starting at 6:30p in Harriet North the Board of Education, corp counsel and ERS will present. On Thursday, April 12th, also at 6:30p, but in council's chambers, planning and development, building department, code enforcement, public works, and water pollution/sewer use fund will be discussed. The full schedule of all future meetings can be found here https://www.cityofwesthaven.com/DocumentCenter/View/1295
Tonight's agenda for the the city council. As always, public comment is at the beginning. https://www.cityofwesthaven.com/…/View…/Agenda/_04092018-997
CT-N has uploaded the April 5th MARB meeting. The board starts talking about West Haven at 2:01:30. The City's monthly financial update, budget proposal, and dispatchers tentative agreement are discussed. http://ct-n.com/ctnplayer.asp?odID=15177&jump=2:01:30
Tonight at my "Coffee and Conversation," several people brought up trash and recycling. A common complaint was that people either don't know what is recyclable, or don't care. I'm going to post throughout the month of April resources that I find useful. A great source is http://www.recyclect.com
This Wednesday April 4th from 6pm to 8pm, I will be co-hosting a community meeting with State Rep. Dorinda Borer and Councilman Nicholas Ruickoldt. The West Haven Military Museum, which is located at 30 Hood Terr., is hosting us. Special guests include Mayor Nancy Rossi, Council Chairman Ronald Quagliani, and Board of Education Chairwoman Rosemary Russo. Come have an informal discussion and share your thoughts, concerns, and questions regarding West Haven and Connecticut.
The DMV is scheduled to open tomorrow morning in City Hall. It is being run by the West Haven Chamber of Commerce. Additional information about the center can be found here: http://www.westhavenchamber.com/dmv-license-center
Tonight there is a special meeting before the city council's regular meeting at 6 pm for an update on the high school project. Our regular meeting is scheduled to start at 7 pm( Agenda: https://bit.ly/2undazt ) Tomorrow night, 6:30 pm at Bailey Middle School, will be the budget public hearing. Please come out and hear the budget presentation and provide your input.