Letter to Residents from Scott Fleeher, Emergency Management Director
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Per the Governor’s Executive Order 7 – I ,all legal notices for the Conservation Commission, Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, & Water Pollution Control Authority are posted on Town Websites and all other notice requirements are suspended such as posting a sign. Executive Orders require all application forms and applications supporting documents be posted on the Town Website 24 hours prior to the meeting.
The Executive Order procedures have been utilized for the Marlborough Conservation Commission’s July and August meetings, and the Marlborough Zoning Commission Meeting in July and their August 13th meeting, The Marlborough Water Pollution Control Authority’s June meeting and their upcoming August meeting. The bottom line is all Land Use Meetings have been and will continue to be legally noticed in full compliance with the Governor ‘s Executive Order 7-1.
The Executive Order expires on September 9th, unless extended.
Department Phone Numbers:
Assessor, Marie Hall
Town Clerk, Lauren Griffin
Tax Collector, Barbara C. Murray
Town Planner, Peter Hughes
First Selectman, Gregory Lowrey
Building Inspector, Bob Roraback
Parks & Recreation Director, Ray Bull
Senior & Social Services Director, Vi Schwarzmann
Animal Control Officer
Registrars of Voters, Ann Kilby & Dorothy Denniss
A list of Department Phones will also be posted at the front door
If you need a Blish Park/Transfer Station Pass, PLEASE PLAN AHEAD!! Town Hall is currently closed, and we cannot honor your request on a same day basis. If you intend to park at the lake or go to the Transfer Station this summer, you need to have the ROUND GREEN STICKER on your windshield to gain access. The lots are being monitored by police and will ticket any cars without stickers. If you do not have this pass, you will need to fill out this application and print it out.
Once complete, you may do one of the following:
* Mail it to Town Clerk's Office, P.O. Box 29, Marlborough, CT 06447
* Put it in the drop box outside Town Hall. As soon as we receive it, we will mail it out the same day.
Thank you for your patience with this process!!
PRIOR TO EXITING YOUR VEHICLE ALL PERSONS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK AND MUST MAINTAIN A 6 FOOT SOCIAL DISTANCE SEPARATION WHILE OUTSIDE YOUR VEHICLE.
PLEASE RESPECT THE TOWN EMPLOYEES ON-SITE BY MAINTAINING A 6 FOOT SOCIAL DISTANCING SEPARATION AT ALL TIMES.
The Blish Park playscape is open to the public. Please adhere to the following guidelines when using the playscape:
• Users of the equipment should maintain a 6-foot distance from others as much as possible
• Wear masks when 6-foot distance cannot be maintained, unless wearing the mask would create a health hazard to the wearer
• Do not use the equipment if you are sick, or in the past 10 days, tested positive for COVID-19 or were told by a health care provider that you have COVID-19
• Do not use equipment if you have been living with someone who has been sick with COVID-19 in the past2 weeks
• Before AND after using the equipment: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
The State of Connecticut adopted a Tax Deferral Program for eligible taxpayers who have been affected by COVID-19. It applies to real estate, motor vehicle and personal property taxes that will become due July 1, 2020. For eligible taxpayers in the program, the tax deadline to pay without interest will be deferred until ninety days after the due date of July 1. The last day to pay will be October 1, 2020 for those taxpayers accepted in the Deferral Program.
To qualify, a household, since March 10, 2020, has to have suffered a reduction in income of at least 20% due to COVID-19, been furloughed without pay, had hours significantly reduced or is unemployed.
For Businesses and Non-Profits, revenue is expected to decrease by 30% April through June 2020 compared to the same three months of 2019.
Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2020 with proof of residency and proof of ownership for businesses.
Citizens of Marlborough,
Through the efforts of many, on May 13, 2020, the Board of Finance approved the FY 2021 town budget.
Attached to this message are the following documents:
A. Approved FY 2021 town budget summary, showing comparative (FY 2020/FY 2021) revenue, expense, mill rate, hypothetical tax bill, and grandlist
B. FY 2021 town operations budget, showing line item detail organized by department (actual spending for FY 2016 – FY 2019, budgets for FY 2020 & FY 2021).
C. FY2021 capital requests, showing how projects will be funded
D. Debt summary, projecting principal and interest payments until each debt is retired
E. Capital lease summary, projecting lease payments until each lease ends
First Selectman, Marlborough