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Library To Close On Saturdays Due To Budget Cuts

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Apr 272017
 

Case Memorial Library

An important message from the Case Memorial Library — and how you can help. 

Cuts to the Case Memorial Library’s staff budget, including the elimination of funding and a hiring freeze for an essential professional librarian position, forced the Case Memorial Library Commission to make the difficult decision to close the Library on Saturdays, effective June 3, until further notice.
Without funding and permission to fill essential staff positions, the library does not have adequate staffing to maintain its hours six days a week.

Let your town representatives know that you want your Library open six days a week.

Make your voice heard at the Public Hearing of the Orange Board of Finance:
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. at High Plains Cafeteria

  1. Tell them why the Library is important to you.
  2. Tell them you want the Library open six days a week.
  3. Tell them you want funding restored to the Case Memorial Library’s staff budget and vacant Library positions filled immediately.

If you can’t make it to the hearing, contact your representatives. Every phone call, every email, every letter counts

To contact First Selectman Jim Zeoli
Phone: 203-891-4737
Email: jzeoli@orange-ct.gov

To contact Chairman, Board of Finance, Kevin Houlihan
Email: khoulihan@1-hcpas.com

Public Hearing and Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Tonight at High Plains

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Apr 052017
 

  • File photo of First Selectman Jim Zeoli during a selectmen’s meeting.

    Tonight is a busy meeting night in Orange. Immediately after the Special Town Meeting at High Plains tonight at 7, the A public hearing and Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place at the Community Center.

    Following is the Agenda:
    PUBLIC HEARING TO APPROVE RENEWAL OF PUBLIC DANCE HALL/POOL ROOM/EXHIBITION OR AMUSEMENT PERMITS AND SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING AT 7:00 PM
    HIGH PLAINS COMMUNITY CENTER
    AGENDA
    Call to order
    Fire Exits
    Pledge of Allegiance
    Introductions
    Motion to close regular meeting and convene Public Hearing
    PUBLIC HEARING
    Renewal of Public Dance Hall/Pool Room permits for (enclosures)
    Jack Kealey, Race Brook Country Club
    William Janikies, Grassy Hill Country Club
    Motion to close Public Hearings
    VOTE
    Renewal of Public Dance Hall/Pool Room permits
    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
    (2 minutes per speaker)
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    MINUTES
    To consider and act upon the minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 8, 2017
    (enclosure)
    NEW BUSINESS
    1. To consider and act on the request from the Lions Club to conduct a Christmas
    Tree Recycling Program (enclosure) – Fred Turner, Lions Club
    2. To consider and act on the request from the Lions Club to donate a water
    fountain (enclosure)Ken Lenz, Lions Club
    3. To consider and act on the request to approve the Resolution allowing the Town
    Clerk to apply for the 2018 Historic Preservation Grant (enclosure) – Patrick
    O’Sullivan, Town Clerk
    4. To consider and act on the request to approve the contracts for funding of
    services at Silverbrook Estates (enclosures – minus the Assisted Living Services
    Agreement) Sue Mauro, Administrator Silverbrook Estates
    a. Congregate and Rental Assistance Subsidies
    b.Housing Management Agreement
    c. DOH Management Plan
    d. Continuance of Security Contract with Securitas Security
    e. Food Services contract with CW Resources
    f. Renewal of Assisted Living Services Agreement between Utopia
    Assisted Living Services and Silverbrook Estates
    5. To consider and act on the dates for the Annual Town Meeting and Budget
    Referendum (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
  • 6. To consider and act the date for the Town of Orange Charter Revision
    Referendum (enclosures) – First Selectman Zeoli
    7. To consider and act on recommending to the BOF appropriations for the
    purchase of a truck – First Selectman Zeoli
    8. To consider and act on Firehouse leases (enclosures)First Selectman Zeoli
    9. To consider and act on recommending the sale of town property on Indian
    River Road to the Annual Town Meeting (enclosures) – First Selectman Zeoli
    10. To consider and act on referring the proposed amendments to Article VIII,
    Section 350-29, et seq., Additional Property Tax Exemption for Veterans, to a
    Public Hearing (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
    11. To consider and act on referring the Amendment of Chapter 223, Article III,
    section 223-7 to a Public Hearing to conform to the revised preliminary Flood
    Insurance Rate Map panels associated with the Quinnipiac River Watershed
    Restudy project for Hartford and New Haven Counties (enclosures) – First
    Selectman Zeoli
    COMMITTEES
    1. Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist
    2. Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt
    3. Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt
    4. Personnel Committee – Selectmen Zeoli, Okenquist, Davis
    5. Charter Revision CommissionSelectman Carangelo
    Motion to close Special Meeting
    Adjournment
    FYI
    Approved Minutes – February 8, 2017
    Appointments/Re-appointments
    Announcement Band for 2017 Independence Day Concert
    Bethany Leapley ASD Scholarship Fundraiser
    Special Town Meeting Notice
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