Budget workshops planned for March 8, 12

Proposals received for East Street property
The Board of Selectmen workshops in preparation for development of the Plus-One budget will take place on Thursday, March 8 and Monday, March 12, in the town hall meeting room at 6 p.m. and are open to the public. On March 8, Personal and Property Protection will be presented by First Selectman Kuhnly and Public Works and Environment will be presented by Mark Neumann.

FY19 operating budget guidelines set

In mid-February the Board of Finance set the expense limits it looks to see from the two operating boards—Selectmen and Education. Throughout this last November, December and January, their administrations had formulated the Plus One budget projections for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 which runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Board of Selectmen report Proposal initiates action on Evonsion property

by Shirley MurthaGranby resident Tom Vaughan presented his unsolicited concept for the use of the former Evonsion property at 107 East Street to the Board of Selectmen at its Nov. 20, 2017, meeting. A long-time farmer, Vaughan despaired that as the cost of insecticides and herbicides was rising, crop yields were reaching plateaus or even decreasing. Just as important to him was the fact that his children’s allergies were becoming quite severe, and he was not happy with the thought of their […]

Granby Land Trust acquires properties in Broad Hill Road area

The Granby Land Trust has expanded its holdings in the Broad Hill Road area through the recent acquisition of two generous gifts of land. Marty Blackington, a longtime resident of Granby, donated 8.45-acres of land, located at 33R Broad Hill Road to the Land Trust, and Beverly Goodwin of Charlotte, Vermont, who is a descendent of the Fancher and Holcomb Families of Granby, gave a 6.82-acre parcel of land located at 29R Broad Hill Road to the Land Trust.

Candidates elected in Granby

First Selectman – 2 yr term  B. Scott KuhnlyBoard of Selectman – 2 yr terms James C Lofink, Sally S King, Edward E. Ohannessian and Mark NeumannBoard Of Finance – 4 yr terms Frederick A. Moffa, Alfred G. Wilke and Gordon C. BischoffBoard Of Education – 4 yr terms Melissa E. Migliaccio, Sarah Thrall and Brandon C. WebsterBoard Of Assessment Appeals – 4 yr term  Daniel Chapple and Celia EggertPlanning and Zoning Commission – 4 yr terms Eric Lukingbeal, […]

GCF TJMaxx donation

Submitted photo Rose Terzian, T. J. Maxx store manager, presents a check to Jean Miller, Granby Community Fund President, for its Annual Community Campaign. […]

Charlie and Joan Katan honored by Land Trust

At its annual meeting on Oct. 22, the Granby Land Trust bestowed its highest honor—the Mary Edwards Friend of the Land Trust Award—on Charlie and Joan Katan of West Granby. Charlie, a geologist by training and a naturalist by inclination, was a founder of the GLT. He volunteered for years, providing wise counsel to the board; leading many woodland hikes and other educational activities; and acting as an effective spokesman for the land trust. Joan gave horseback riding le […]

Resident honored by Habitat for Humanity

West Granby resident Ralph Eustis (pictured on right) was honored with Hartford Habitat’s Outstanding Construction Volunteer award for his exceptional service to Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity. Director of Construction Kris McKelvie presented the award at Habitat’s Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on October 18, 2017, at the Mark Twain Museum. Eustis, a seasoned construction volunteer, is one of Habitat’s “Weekday Saints” who volunteer tirelessly y […]

You are needed

Granby residents are needed to fill positions on boards and commissions. There is one vacancy on the Agricultural Commission; one on the Park and Recreation Board, and five on the Herbicide and Pesticide Study Committee.  If you are interested in serving your town in any of these positions, call the Democratic Town committee Chairman Jim Lofink, 860-810-0274; republican Town Committee Chairman Mark Neumann, 860-653-9668; or the Town Manager, 860-844-5300. […]

​Revaluations to be mailed mid November

By Susan Altieri, CCMA, II, AssessorState Law requires all municipalities to conduct a revaluation every five years. The State of Connecticut requires that Towns perform a revaluation so that all properties can be brought to current market value and contribute an equitable portion of the total tax burden. Granby’s last revaluation was completed in 2012 and the Assessor’s Office has been engaged in the process over the last 16 to 18 months for the 2017 revaluation.The Assessor is in t […]