Investing in Fairness

We’re all invested in fairness. Every single one of us, especially here in America, wants to be treated fairly. For most people, the very idea of injustice or blatantly unfair treatment creates righteous indignation. If someone cuts us in line at the grocery store, it’s a big deal! Continue reading “Investing in Fairness”

Articles from the Courier 7/20/20 – 7/26/20

In case you missed it, check out these articles posted in the Easton Courier in the past week, from Monday, July 20 to Sunday, July 26.

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Board of Selectmen Meeting of July 16

The board met once again with public participation largely limited to online platforms. The board approved the minutes of our June 18 meeting. No opening public comment was offered.

A routine approval of a driveway permit release of bond for 17 Tatetuck Trail was granted. The board Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting of July 16”

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”

South Park Bridge Opens

The new South Park Avenue bridge is officially open. First Selectman David Bindelglass cut the ceremonial ribbon along with contractor Nick Mancini of NJR Construction and Ed Nagy, Easton Department of Public Works director. Shortly after, Police Chief Rich Doyle became the first Continue reading “South Park Bridge Opens”

Civics 101: On Selectmen Boards

My apologies for the long absence. We are living in unusual times and I didn’t think that many people were interested in town governance as we entered the Age of COVID-19. But we adjust to everything in due time, and town business must go on. A tad late, but no less useful: a bit Continue reading “Civics 101: On Selectmen Boards”

Open Letter to First Selectman Bindelglass Regarding the Pending Land Ordinance

“An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will.”
— Thomas Jefferson

To the Editor:

Thank you for your leadership regarding the land ordinance now being considered by the Board of Selectmen. It is our sincere hope that the BOS will bring this ordinance to Continue reading “Open Letter to First Selectman Bindelglass Regarding the Pending Land Ordinance”

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”

Easton Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Of May 7

The Board of Selectmen held its regular meeting on Thursday, May 7, keeping appropriate physical distance between the members and staff.  Members of the public were able to observe and participate in the meeting via the Facebook livestream.  The meeting will also be available on Continue reading “Easton Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Of May 7”