Bischoff named Republican of the Year

Mark Neumann, Granby GOP Chairman, introduces Gordon Bischoff as the Republican of the Year, 2018 at the Lincoln Day Dinner held by the 7th Senatorial District on March 16, in Windsor Locks. Gordon was recognized for his more that 20 years of service on the boards of Education, Finance, building committees and Holcomb Farm.

You are needed

A Granby resident is needed to fill a vacancy on the Park and Recreation Board. If you are interested in serving your town on this board, call the Democratic Town Committee Chairman Jim Lofink, 860-810-0274; Republican Town Committee Chairman Mark Neumann, 860-653-9668; or Town Manager John Ward, 860-844-5300.

Town of Granby Meeting Calendar

Board of Selectmen, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Mondays, November 2, November 16

Board of Finance, 7:30 p.m., Police
Community Room, Monday, November 23

Board of Education, 7 p.m.,
Central Office, Wednesdays, November 4, November 18

Planning & Zoning, 7 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesdays, November 10, November 24

Inland Wetlands & Watercourses,
7 p.m., Town Hall, Thursday, November 12

Development Commission, 7 p.m.,
Town Hall, Monday, November 9

Granby, Simsbury and East Granby’s Tri-Town Democratic Campaign forum

Many thanks to all who participated in and enjoyed the Tri-Town Candidate Forum on Sunday, March 18, in the Holcomb Farm North Pavilion

Over 70 local residents personally met and spoke with ten invited Democrats seeking to serve as the next Governor or State Attorney General. Visiting with voters were five potential future governors including Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, former Conn.

The Friends book sale is coming

Volunteers needed to sort books
The Friends of Granby Public Library (FOGPL) is gearing up for its 36th Annual Used Book Sale on  Sept 21-23 at Holcomb Farm, and your help is needed! The Friends will be ready to accept your donations of gently used books, free from markings and the smell of mildew or smoke, at Granby Public Library beginning Saturday, June 2.

Board of Education Minutes February 21, 2018

Board members present: Jenny Emery, Mark Fiorentino, Lynn Guelzow, Melissa Migliaccio, Sarah Thrall, Rosemarie Weber, Brandon Webster, and Sarah Cusano, Student Representative. Announcements
• Dr. Addley read a statement regarding the Florida shootings: “It is a sad day when any Superintendent of Schools cannot confirm the safety of our staff of students” and went on to inform the Board of the recent state safety grant awarded to Granby for $1M.

P & Z minutes February 13, 2018

Consideration of an application seeking approval of a one lot re-subdivision for property located at 33 Moose Horn Road. The commission has received a revised map that addresses the status of the open space that was originally presented to be transferred to the State of Connecticut.

P & Z minutes February 27, 2018

Public hearings
Application seeking a Special Permit for a barn in excess of 1,000 square feet for property located at 6 Knollwood Lane. The public hearing for an application seeking a Special Permit for a barn in excess of 1,000 square feet for property located at 6 Knollwood Lane opened at 7:03 p.m. Amy Goodusky, applicant, stated that she wants to add 576 square feet to the existing barn for the comfort, pleasure and safety of the animals that are housed there.

The Works

Household Hazardous Waste: This year, Granby will again work with local towns to host hazardous waste collections.  The first collection will be Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 10 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT. For a list of accepted items, please check the Public Works page on the Town of Granby website During 2018, there will be two additional hazardous waste collections held in Simsbury.