Board of Finance Seeks to Fill Vacancy

With the recent resignation of Matt Gachi as an elected member of the Board of Finance, there is now an opening for a new member to join the board. Per Connecticut statute, the replacement is chosen by a vote of the remaining elected members of the board.

If you are interested Continue reading “Board of Finance Seeks to Fill Vacancy”

Board of Selectmen Meeting Recap

The Board of Selectmen Meeting on Nov. 5 included discussion and action on several ongoing topics.

Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

The selectmen discussed making changes to the Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Following the task force’s first meeting, one Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting Recap”

Park & Rec Disputes Proposed Field Maintenance Change

The Park & Recreation Department would like to respond to a recent article in the Easton Courier presented by Andy Kachele from the Board of Finance, who believes that the field maintenance side of Park & Rec should be moved to DPW. Members of the Board of Finance are stating this Continue reading “Park & Rec Disputes Proposed Field Maintenance Change”

Moving Field Maintenance from Park and Rec to Public Works

Recently the Board of Finance has initiated discussion of changing responsibility for maintenance of town-owned fields and grounds.  People have asked why we are pursuing this issue.  The Board of Finance (BOF) has long sought to work with all town departments to find ways to either Continue reading “Moving Field Maintenance from Park and Rec to Public Works”

Appointments and Resignations

The first Board of Selectmen meeting of October included several appointments and the acceptance of two resignations.

The selectmen appointed three more members to the Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Adam Parker will serve as a full member. Elaine O’Keefe and June Logie Continue reading “Appointments and Resignations”

Civics 101: On Boards of Finance

Alisha Gorder

 Your property taxes are collected, and that money is spent. Who decides how much to collect and what to spend it on? Additionally, who makes sure it is spent properly? 

The Board of Finance (BOF) of course. The BOF sets the annual mill rate and manages the process Continue reading “Civics 101: On Boards of Finance”

Tax Bills Dip Slightly after Unusual Budget Season

The 2020-21 budget season was like no other in history, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of a town-wide referendum vote, the Board of Selectmen was compelled to authorize the Board of Finance to approve the final budget.

Easton property owners will see a slight reduction in Continue reading “Tax Bills Dip Slightly after Unusual Budget Season”

Finance Board to Set Final 2020-21 Budget on Tuesday

The Board of Finance is expected to set the final 2020-21 budget when it meets this Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. The Board of Selectmen authorized it to do so, in accordance with Protection of Public Health and Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic and Response – Municipal Budget Adoption, Continue reading “Finance Board to Set Final 2020-21 Budget on Tuesday”

UPDATED 5/29: Board of Selectmen’s Meeting of May 21

The Board of Selectmen used a combination of Facebook live and Zoom to conduct its regular meeting on May 21 in a manner that supports our goal of transparency and openness, even in these days of physical distancing.

Public comment

After approving the minutes of our May 7 meeting, Continue reading “UPDATED 5/29: Board of Selectmen’s Meeting of May 21”

Library Thanks Supporters for Budget ‘Victory’

I would like to thank all the residents and Library Board members who wrote letters and attended last night’s Board of Finance Budget Hearing to protest the proposed budget cuts to the Library.

In the end, the Board voted on a $34,100 cut to the Library budget, which is a far Continue reading “Library Thanks Supporters for Budget ‘Victory’”

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