Granby Police Dept. achieves gold standard in public safety services

One of the benefits of writing an article for our local paper every month is that I get to share some insight with residents about what is going on behind the scenes at Town Hall and the work being done in our departments to keep things running smoothly. This month I wanted to highlight the good work being done at the Granby Police Department (GPD).

Long-time election moderators honored

A Poll Worker Thank You Afternoon Tea party was held on Feb. 8 to honor long-time election Moderators Diane Hernsdorf and Patty Sansone. Poll workers from the 2022 election and Town Hall employees gathered to thank them for their years of service.

BOS and P&Z study affordable housing plan

On January 24, the Granby Board of Selectmen and the Planning and Zoning Commission met to discuss the Affordable Housing Plan objectives. Connecticut state statutes require that each town in the state prepare and adopt an affordable housing plan that specifies how that town intends to increase the number of affordable developments. The plan is to be updated at least once every five years.

Finance Constrains Spending, Mill Rate Change

At its Feb. 15 meeting, the Board of Finance reviewed updated information relative to the budget for FY24 that begins on July 1. The total Grand List—subject to any final adjustments by the Board of Assessment Appeals—was filed as required with the state by Jan. 31, and showed an increase with revaluation of 28.34 percent over the Oct. 1, 2021, Grand List.

Superintendent Search Committee formed

At its Feb. 1, 2023, meeting, the Granby Board of Education (BOE) appointed itself as the Personnel Search Committee for the new Superintendent of the Granby Public Schools. The committee’s work will be guided by a search consultant and will begin immediately.

Charter Revision Commission discusses elections, board terms of office

Members Present: Chairman Edward Ohannessian; Vice-Chairman Anthony McGovern; Commissioners Lynn Guelzow, Rebecca Brewer, Mark Lockwood, Benjamin Perron, Terri-Ann Hahn, Anthony Cappelli (via Zoom) and Francis Brady. Others present: Town Manager Erica P. Robertson (via Zoom) and Town Clerk Scott A. Nolan.

Journeying in town

Riding around our town is quite an experience. During a days’ journey, one observes all sorts of things. Lots of people, events,and goings on, and the humanity and complexity of our simple hamlet continues to amaze and endear it to me.