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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
TOWN OF GRISWOLD
OCTOBER 24, 2017
Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Town of Griswold and those qualified taxpayers lawfully
entitled to vote in Griswold Town Meetings pursuant to § 7-6 of the Connecticut General Statutes that a Special
Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. at the Griswold Town Hall, Downstairs
Meeting Room, 28 Main Street, Jewett City, CT 06351, for the purposes of considering and acting upon the
following proposed changes and addition to the Town Code of Ordinances:
1. Amendments to §§ 35-1, 35-2, 35-4, 35-6 and 35-8 of Chapter 35 (Code of Ethics).
2. Deletions of §§ 64-2 through 64-7 of Chapter 64 (Pensions).
3. Addition of new ordinance: “Prohibiting the Storage, Disposal or Use of Waste from Oil and Gas
Exploration or Extraction Activities, or any Derivative thereof, in the Town of Griswold,
This summary is not all-inclusive. Copies of the proposed new ordinance and ordinance changes are
available for review at the Griswold Town Hall, Office of the Town Clerk, 28 Main Street, Jewett City, CT or
on the Town of Griswold website at Griswold-ct.org.
Dated at Griswold, Connecticut, this 17th day of October, 2017.
BOARD OF SELECTMEN Click here for link to item #1 Ethics
Kevin Skulczyck, First Selectman Click here for link to item #2 Pensions
Steven Merchant Sr., Second Selectman Click here for link to item #3 Fracking
Martin McKinney Jr., Third Selectman
STATE OF CONNECTICUT PRESS RELEASES, DEEP & PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICES
ATTENTION HOPEVILLE AND ASHLAND POND RESIDENTS
Notice Regarding Drawdown
POND DRAWDOWN: We have received official notification from the CT DEEP that Hopeville and Ashland Ponds will be drawn down this winter 2017/2018. There will be a drawdown of three feet to commence on or about October 30, 2017. The water surface will be restored to normal elevation by April 2, 2018. Please understand that weather conditions to play a role in achieving the process and the DEEP will do their best to monitor the levels.
We recommend that anyone with boats on Hopeville or Ashland Pond remove them before the drawdown. We appreciate the State of Connecticut DEEP responding to our request for a drawdown and we will continue to work hard to get drawdowns for other ponds. Glasgo Pond is to be requested for winter 2018/2019 and Pachaug would be done again 2019/2020. All drawdowns are for three feet and are scheduled to be done every three years.
A MESSAGE FROM THE HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE
Drive Safely in Wet Weather
Fast-moving storms with lightning and heavy rains can quickly create flash floods.
If you are caught driving in a thunderstorm, please keep the following in mind:
weather. In case of tornadoes, seek shelter immediately. If the road is wet due
to rain, reduce your speed and drive carefully, especially on curves.
remember that one of the most dangerous times to drive is soon after it
begins to rain, as oils on the roadway make for slick conditions. Waiting a few
minutes, rather than rushing to your destination, can be a safer plan when it is
before you attempt to cross it. Do not attempt to cross if the water is moving.
GUN RANGE INFORMATION LETTERS AND UPDATES
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New Information! - FIRST SELECTMAN'S STATEMENT OF 8/18/17
New Information! - Letter dated 8/11/2017 from Attorney General to
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BOARD AND COMMISSION VACANCIES
Senior Center Building Committee Alternate - Vacancy
Griswold Public Health and Safety Committee - Vacancy
Inland Wetlands Watercourses & Conservation Commission - 3 Alternate Vacancies
Veteran's Advisory Committee
Ethics Commission Alternate - Vacancy
Ordinance Committee - 1 Vacancy (Town Tax Payer)
Any Jewett City/Griswold resident interested in serving shall submit a letter of interest to Kevin Skulczyck, First Selectman, 28 Main St. Jewett City, CT 06351 or contact them here.
TAX COLLECTOR NOTICES / TAX ASSESSOR NOTICES/ VOTING NOTICES
TOWN OF GRISWOLD/BOROUGH OF JEWETT CITY
NOTICE OF TAX COLLECTOR
Payments will be received in the Tax Office, Griswold Town Hall, Jewett City, CT 06351 as follows: Monday-Wednesday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM, Thursday 8:30 AM-6:30 PM, and Friday 8:30 AM-1:00 PM. In addition, payments can be mailed to 28 Main Street, P.O. Box 369, Jewett City, CT 06351 or pay online at www.griswold-ct.org by credit, debit or check. There is a convenience fee associated with online transactions and there is a 3-business day wait for a motor vehicle clearance aT
THE TAX OFFICE WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017 FROM 9 AM TO NOON.
ASSESSOR’S NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
All persons liable to pay taxes are hereby notified to declare all tangible personal property owned by them for three months or more as of October 1, 2016. Forms will be mailed to all property owners previously on record by each local assessor. Otherwise 87-245 provides that the assessor apply a 25% PENALTY for failure to file by November 1, 2016.
NOTE: A declaration for real property or Connecticut registered motor vehicles is not necessary. Taxable personal property includes office equipment, machinery, farming tools, mechanics tools, horses and unregistered camp trailers. Registered camp trailers are taxable in the town where they are housed. All furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment used in any business must be declared. Horses must be declared and will be allowed up to a $1,000 exemption.
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TOWN CLERK NOTICES
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Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Town's Tax Collector Office - x. 104
Tax Assessors Office - x. 103
Finance Director - x. 203 or 204
Building Department - x. 110
Planning & Development - x. 112
Registrar of Voters - x. 208
Fire Marshals Office - x. 107
Borough of Jewett City - x. 211
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