Fall is in full swing in Granby, and along with chilly temps and leaf clean up, it brings Election Day, completed projects from Public Works, and updates from the Building Department.
The town clerk’s office has been busy preparing for the Nov. 7 Municipal Election. As a reminder for those wishing to vote by absentee ballot, an application must be submitted as soon as possible to the town clerk’s office and cite a qualified reason per the Connecticut State Constitution. Applications may be picked up from the town clerk’s office or voters can apply online at myvote.ct.gov/absentee
Once the application has been received by the town clerk, a ballot will be mailed to qualified voters. When returning your absentee ballot, please be sure to follow all the instructions. Use of the official ballot drop box located near the town hall front door is strongly encouraged for applications and ballots.
Officers from the police department will continue to visit the schools for walk throughs throughout the year.
The Department of Public Works hired Russel and Dawson, a mechanical HVAC consultant firm, to evaluate the town hall complex to improve heating/cooling and improve efficiency as part of the ARPA funds plan.
The town engineer continues to design and replace the current sewer pumps and manhole at Salmon Brook Park. There have been several issues in this area throughout recent years. The project is expected to go to bid in the fall with the hope of getting the project completed before winter.
The Community Development Department has issued a Request for Qualifications for a new wetlands agent. Responses will be evaluated at the end of October with the hope of having a new consultant on board in November. The town thanks Kate Bednaz for her work and dedication over the past six years and wishes her the best.
The Town of Granby Assessor has started the process of establishing the Grand List, which began Oct. 1, with reviewing and valuing all taxable property.
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