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February 20, 2024

Present: M. Fiorentino, M. Neumann, K. Rome, F. Moffa, M. Chapple, Student Liaison B. LaVigne, Town Clerk S. Nolan, Public Works Director K. Severance, Finance Director K. Cheng, Director of Human Services S. Yost, Community Development Director A. Kenyon, Police Chief S. Sansom.

Draft Capital Improvement Program 2025-2034

Fiorentino, working with staff has been developing a Capital Improvement plan for 2025-2034. The goal is gathering known projects on one list for the purpose of discussion. Staff was asked to include everything they thought should be considered whether a source of funding could be immediately identified, and to identify projects regardless of the estimated cost, so there are items on the plan that would not normally meet the parameters of the small-cap planning process. Rome noted that it would be helpful to have the list sorted by funding source.

Neumann asked if any of the bridges needed to be moved up in the current schedule. Severance said he’s been working with the state to get bridges on the state/local program. Potentially, five other bridges may fall under the federal program, which could be 100 percent reimbursable.

Land Use Commission Training Requirements

Kenyon spoke of the state statute requiring all members of the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals to complete four hours of land use training. The annual training must include at least one hour focused on affordable and fair housing policies and the other hours may consist of process and procedural matters; Freedom of Information Act; interpretation of site plans; the impact of zoning on the environment, etc.

March 4, 2024

Present: M. Fiorentino, M. Neumann, K. Rome, F. Moffa, M. Chapple. Also Present: Town Manager M. Walsh, Finance Director K. Cheng, Town Clerk S. Nolan, Student Liaison B. LaVigne, Public Works Director K. Severance, Director of Library Services A. Wyzik.


Maureen Eberly (R) was appointed to the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic Committee for a term beginning immediately.

Fiorentino introduced Michael P. Walsh as Granby’s town manager and administered the oath of office.

FY 2024-25 Budget

Fiorentino noted that the Town Operations, Debt Service, and Capital Budgets show a 12.04 percent, or $2,040,414, increase over the current year, which includes $1,277,243 for the board of education capital increase request.

For more details on the budget discussion please see the minutes on the town website.