At this time of year most people have filed their income taxes and may be reviewing their personal finances to plan for next year. Similarly, the town’s elected boards and my staff have just completed the FY22-23 budget process. The input and questions posed by residents attending the Board of Finance Public Hearing in April was appreciated.
Granby’s annual Memorial Day parade and program will be held on Monday, May 30. Parade Marshal Kenneth Rafoss announced that the honorary parade marshal in absentia this year is James O. Hall, U.S. Navy Seabees.
This double rainbow over the Pease Family Preserve is a reminder to pause and give thanks to Bill and Jane Ann Pease, charter members of the Granby Land Trust, who looked out on this view for 60 years before their passing in 2013.
Recently, a friend was reading the New York Times and saw an article on the No Mow May movement. She contacted me to see what I thought about “No Mow May.” Quite frankly, I responded, I didn’t know much about it, but promised to research it.
At the Lincoln Dinner held recently in Windsor Locks, B. Scott Kuhnly was honored as Granby’s Republican of the Year. Kuhnly was recognized for all his service to Granby over the past 29 years in elected, appointed and volunteer positions.
The Granby Assessor’s Office has been preparing for the State Mandated Revaluation that is required every five years. The appraisal firm Vision Appraisal Technology has contracted with the Town of Granby to assist with its revaluation for Oct. 1. The company will be working with the Assessor’s office to make the 12- to 18-month process successful.
The Aquarion Water Company has announced the start of the 2022 mandatory sprinkler irrigation schedule for its customers in East Granby, Granby and Simsbury. The schedule helps to conserve water supplies by reducing overwatering of lawns and gardens.