June 14, 2013
Tree Trimming Time...
C,L&P has been conducting an intensive tree trimming program to maximize the maintenance and strength of its transmission lines. Canterbury is one of the towns C,L&P is concentrating on this year.
C,L&P has contracted Asplundh Tree Experts to perform this work. There are three levels of concentration involved: "enhanced", "backbone" and "standard". Enhanced covers areas of frequent outages and population density; backbone covers areas of main transmission lines, and standard covers routine maintenance throughout town. The enhanced areas now being worked are sections of the following roads: Tracy, Cross, Depot, Gooseneck Hill, Bates Pond, Woodchuck Hill, Bindham, Ulasik, and Water.
Once the enhanced work is complete, the standard trimming will take place along the main transmission line, which is predominantly Route 14. General maintenance work will follow.
We appreciate everyone's patience while this work is being done. It can be frustrating to have frequent road blockages for a few days, but the benefits in terms of convenience and safety will be well worth the efforts.
If you have any concerns regarding this work, please contact the Selectmen's office.
June 11, 2013
Revenue Stabilized, Expenses Trimmed...
After months of hard work trying to protect municipal aid, last week we found the final state revenue for Connecticut Towns and Cities during Fiscal Year 2013/14 has not been cut, and in some cases has been increased. This increased revenue, along with $175,000 in expense cuts, will be included in Canterbury's next budget round.
The initial budget from the Governor, and subsequent budget from the Appropriations Committee, had cut School Transportation funding to Canterbury, which amounted to a loss of about $118,000. The final budget restored these funds, as well as an additional $112,000 for Town Aid Roads, which we can use for paving and highway repair.
The Town Meeting for the next budget will be held next Monday, June 17, followed by the budget referendum on Thursday, June 20. Details of the budgets can be found on the Town Clerk's page of this website, or in the Town Clerk's office.
May 28, 2013
May 10, 2013
Budget Time Again...!
Per Town Ordinance, we hold an Annual Budget Town Meeting on the third Friday in May, which this year is May 17. Per custom, we will be discussing the three parts of the budget (Government, Education, Capital Improvement) at the Town Meeting and voting on the budgets at a full day referendum here at the Community Center on Thursday, May 30.
Copies of the budgets are available in the Town Clerk's office and on the Town Clerk's page of this website.
May 10, 2013
Plant It, Grow it, Eat It... Read on!
Friends of the Canterbury Public Library will be holding its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m., and will be featuring Byron Martin, co-owner of Logee's Greenhouse, who will be telling you all about his book "Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Containers." The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
With the weather in Canterbury approaching tropical, now's a good time to get started!
May 03, 2013
Not a shred of evidence...
Free document shredding at the Canterbury Public Library on Saturday, May 4 from 11-2! Thanks to the Savings Institute for sponsoring this cutting edge event...
May 02, 2013
Eyesore No More...
April 22, 2013
Clean and green...
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Townwide cleanup... those who worked at the official Town event, and those who worked freelance on their own. Our roads and neat and ready for the lush green foilage that seems to have appeared overnight!
April 12, 2013
Start at the Finnish...
The Finnish American Heritage Society will be holding a Pancake Breakfast at the Finnish Hall on Route 169 this Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. They will be serving Pancakes, Finnish Oven Pancakes, Scranbled Eggs, Sausage, Homefries, Pulla (Finnish Coffee Bread), Juice and Coffee.
The charge is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
April 10, 2013
A Spring in the step...
Mother nature made it very easy this year to determine the change of seasons: everything prior to this week was Winter, and everything after is Spring! I especially enjoyed changing the photo montage on the website home page over today...
With the good weather comes a flood of community activities. Friday night the Canterbury Historical Society is presenting "The Life of a Revolutionary War Soldier" by Chili Bob Whatley. The business meeting kicks off at 7 p.m. in the Community Room, followed by the program. The public is encouraged to attend.
On Saturday, the Canterbury Historical Society is hosting an Indoor Tag Sale in the Community Room from 8:30 to 2:30. If you wish to reserve a table, please call 546-9062 or go to the Historical Society web page at www.canterburyhistorical.org.
We are still accepting applications for weekday daytime ambulance staffing. If you're interested, please contact the Selectmen's office. We have built up a pool of staffers already; if you see the ambulance driving around town more frequently, it's those new staffers learning to drive the vehicle!