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Planning & Zoning to Use Online Survey to Get More POCD Input

November 7, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on Planning & Zoning to Use Online Survey to Get More POCD Input

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Town Planner Leslie Creane answers questions from the Legislative Council about hiring a consultant to conduct online surveys on the Plan of Conservation and Development.

The public input sessions on the 2015 Plan of Conservation and Development are done, but residents will have another opportunity to weigh in if the Legislative Council approves the funding next week for online surveys.

The Planning and Zoning Commission wants to hire the Nebraska firm MindMixer to host the surveys and tabulate the results. The cost is about $2,500, which normally wouldn’t need council approval, but because the contract will span two fiscal years, the council must sign off on it.

Last week the council’s Economic and Development Committee approved the agreement, which now goes to the full council on Monday at 7 p.m. in Thornton Wilder Auditorium at Miller Memorial Library.

But it didn’t pass without questions. Councilman Harry Gagliardi asked if the town’s Information Technology department had reviewed the agreement. … Continue Reading

Miller Memorial Library Gets Facelift This Month

November 7, 2014 Library News, Local Government Comments Off on Miller Memorial Library Gets Facelift This Month

hamden public library logoIt’s an exciting time for the town’s public library, which is undergoing renovations that will “revitalize” the facility, according to library officials.

Work began this month at Miller Memorial Library, and while there may be some confusion, in the end it will all be worth is, according to Library Director Marian Amodeo

“This disruption is a small price to pay for the much-needed expansion of our children’s area and the revitalization of the library as a whole,” she said. … Continue Reading

Annual Hamden Thanksgiving Food Drive Underway

November 5, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on Annual Hamden Thanksgiving Food Drive Underway

1dil1With three weeks until Thanksgiving, Hamden Community Services is in full swing preparing to help those less fortunate enjoy a holiday meal.

There are more than 400 families who look to HCS to help provide a Thanksgiving meal, and it takes community support to fulfill that need.

There are several locations in town where donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off, including Hamden Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Ave., Miller Memorial Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave. and the Keefe Community Center at 11 Pine St. … Continue Reading

This Week in Hamden: Nov. 3 to Nov. 6

November 3, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on This Week in Hamden: Nov. 3 to Nov. 6

governmentcenterMonday, Nov. 3:

The Civil Service Commission meets at 9 a.m. at Hamden Government Center in the Town Attorney’s Office.

The Legislative Council’s monthly meeting is cancelled due to election preparations in the Thornton Wilder Auditorium. It will take place on Monday, Nov. 10.

Tuesday, Nov. 4:

ELECTION DAY

The Veterans Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Senior Center Activity Room, Miller Memorial Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave. … Continue Reading

The Road to a ‘University Zone” will be Paved with Public Opinion

October 30, 2014 Local Government 1 Comment

Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus September 13, 2012.When the Legislative Council this week approved a memorandum of understanding with Quinnipiac University, it also agreed to support discussions with the Planning and Zoning Commission about the creation of a new “University Zone.”

But what the zone would look like remains to be seen. And while many residents at Monday’s meeting expressed concern over the prospect of a new zone, town officials wanted to emphasize that residents will have input in the creation of that zone. … Continue Reading

Fall Leaf Pickup Starts Nov. 10

October 29, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on Fall Leaf Pickup Starts Nov. 10

leavesThe annual fall leaf and brush collection begins Monday, Nov. 10, and all bagged leaves and bundled brush must be out by Nov. 10 to guarantee pick-up.

Leaves must be placed in paper bags (not plastic) and brush must be bundled and tied with string or twine.  Bundles should weigh no more than 50 lbs., exceed no more than four feet in length and contain no pieces in excess of four inches diameter.  … Continue Reading

Highwood Square to Get Police Substation

October 29, 2014 Local Government, Police and Fire Comments Off on Highwood Square to Get Police Substation

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Credit: Town of Hamden

By KATE RAMUNNI

A new police substation is planned for the Highwood Square area off Dixwell Avenue along the Farmington Canal linear trail.

The Legislative Council’s Public Safety and Protection Committee approved a lease agreement for property at 943 to 963 Dixwell Ave. The lease now goes to the full council for approval on Nov. 10. The monthly meeting, usually the first Monday of the month, was moved to the second Monday because election preparation will take place in the Thornton Wilder Auditorium at the Miller Library Complex this Monday. … Continue Reading

QU “Memorandum of Understanding” to Bring More Cash to Hamden

quinnipiacentranceQuinnipiac University will be contributing more to the town of Hamden’s coffers under a “memorandum of understanding”  the Legislative Council will consider at a special meeting tonight.

The special meeting will take place after the council’s committee meetings, which begin at 7 p.m. in Thornton Wilder Auditorium at the Miller Library Complex.

The initial payment will be for $1.2 million, and future payments will be calculated on a formula based on the state’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program, according to the memorandum.  … Continue Reading

This Week in Hamden: Oct. 27 – Oct. 31: LC, P&Z and a Used Book Sale

October 27, 2014 Community Organizations, Local Government, Sacred Heart Academy Comments Off on This Week in Hamden: Oct. 27 – Oct. 31: LC, P&Z and a Used Book Sale

1del1Monday, Oct. 27: 

The Legislaitve Council‘s committees meet at 7 p.m. in the Thornton Wilder Auditorium at Miller Memorial Library. Immediately after, the full council also will hold a special meeting in the same location.

Tuesday, Oct. 28:

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the Thornton Wilder Auditorium at Miller Memorial Library. … Continue Reading

Programs, Fees for Swimming in the Hamden High School Pool

October 27, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on Programs, Fees for Swimming in the Hamden High School Pool

hamdenhighAdult “Learn to Swim” – Learn the basic skills of swimming with the understanding and patience of qualified instructors. Instruction focuses on water adjustment, safety and basic swimming skills. Advanced adults are instructed on improving and developing their swimming abilities thru stroke techniques and endurance training. … Continue Reading

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