There were 988 voters who cast their ballots ( 6.26 % of eligible voters) All questions passed. The votes were:
Question 1: Board of Selectman Budget Yes 808 No 176
Question 2: Board of Education Budget Yes 775 No 211
Question 3: Special Rev Budgets Yes 794 No 187
Question 4: Simsbury Farms Rink/Pool Yes 728 No 256
Question 5: BOE Climate Control
Improvement (7 Schools) Yes 742 No 242
SCTV covered the Board of Finance Meeting at Henry James to discuss the vote and adopt the new mill rate. The meeting will be posted soon on SCTV’s website.
The results of today’s Budget Referendum will be posted here on the SCTV website and on SCTV’s Facebook page this evening. Voting on Simsbury’s budget referendum is going on at Henry James Memorial School until 8 pm tonight. Voters are considering i the Board of Selectmen’s Budget, the Board of Education Budget, the Special Revenue Budgets and two Capital Projects.
The annual Jamie McEwan Whitewater Triple Crown race in the Farmington River at Tariffville Gorge will no longer be on the weekend of April 18th and 19th as was said in SCTV’s show The Talk of Simsbury.
The whitewater competition will now be held on April 25 & 26.
The 3 hour Board of Selectmen’s hearing on the future of the Senior Center has been posted on the SCTV website. Our groundbreaking efforts to provide a LIVE broadcast of the hearing on TV and on our website through the Internet ran into some technical problems. We hope that no one was too inconvenienced. If you missed it on Tuesday evening, watch the whole thing here on simsburytv.org
SCTV apologizes for technical problems with the LIVE feed using the Internet of the PUBLIC HEARING on the Senior Center. This was an experiment. We are VERY sorry that there are technological bugs and are working to fix them.
Are you interested in the Public Hearing on the future of the Simsbury Senior Center next week at Eno Memorial Hall, but can’t get out of the house? SCTV plans to broadcast it for you LIVE. For the first time, Simsbury Community TV will broadcast a LIVE event from Eno by using Internet technology. For Comcast users, it will be available on Channel 96. Frontier customers, can find it on Channel 99. It will also be available via You Tube by going to the SCTV website at Simsburytv.org. The hearing is on Tuesday February 17th at 6 pm.
Tell your friends and family that we are broadcasting the hearing LIVE. And then tell us how the audio and video quality was. You can tell us on Facebook, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 860-658-1720.
Due to the very cold temperatures forecast for the next 10 days, the Town of Simsbury has extended use of its two warming centers through the week of February 23rd. The Simsbury Public Library will be open at the Lower Level Entrance Monday -Thursday from 9:30am – 8:30pm, Friday – Saturday from 9:30-5:30am and Sunday from 1 – 5 pm. The Eno Senior Center is open Monday from 8:30am – 7pm,Tuesday – Thursday from 8:30 -4:30pm and Friday from 8:30am – 1pm
As Storm Abates, Residents are Reminded to Clear Hydrants
We have made it through yet another significant snowfall and I would like to commend our Public Works staff for clearing Simsbury’s roads and our Police department for keeping them safe. We put parking bans in place during all three storms which made it possible to clear the roads and to keep them open for emergency personnel. Thank you to Town residents for your help during these storms by complying with these bans.
Now that it has stopped snowing, we are asking for your help in clearing fire hydrants in front of your property so that the fire department may access them during emergencies. With the weather expected to remain extremely cold, residents are invited to take advantage of the Town’s warming shelters at Eno Memorial Hall and the Library during their regular business hours.
Finally, if you have not done so already, please visit the Town’s website at www.simsbury-ct.gov and register for CT Alert and the Town’s Community Alerts by clicking on the “Community Alerts” icon on the front page of the website and following the directions. This is a way to be sure that you receive critical information during winter storms.
Parking Ban in Effect Beginning at 8:00 PM Sunday Evening Until Further Notice
Due to the expected snow accumulation over the next 20 hours, there is a town-wide parking ban on all Town roads that begins at 8 PM tonight, February 8, 2015. The parking ban will continue until further notice. Do not park your vehicles on any Town road in town during the parking ban. For local storm related information, call the Simsbury Storm Information Hotline at 658-3197. For general public safety assistance, call the police department at 658-3100 or 911 for emergencies.