First Selectman Weekly Blog Update 7-20-2018

Selectmen’s report- highway updates  & coffee hour

Another busy week this summer comes to a close here in North Stonington. This week the Center for Emergency Services committee met Monday, Zoning Board of Appeals met on Tuesday, and The Communications Committee met on Wednesday.

This morning an informative session was held with Officer David Abely where we discussed many public safety concerns such as speeding, crime, and the opioid crisis. We are very appreciative to those who attended and thank both Officer Abely and Greene for their commitment to North Stonington.  Keep an eye out for the next Selectman’s hour which will take place in the afternoon in August TBD.

A debate took place between the two Democratic candidates for State Representative in our district Chris Donahue and Kate Rotella. If you are interested in seeing the footage from this event that took place at the HS Media Center last Monday it is available on YouTube.

This week the highway team worked with the Mashantucket’s to repair millings on Swantown Road. A 20ft x 40ft section was dug at Hewitt in preparation for a concrete pad to house the future pavilion that funds are being raised for by the Hewitt Farm Committee. The backside curbing was filled on Pinecrest Road. Speed limit signs were replaced on Reutemann and Ryder Road, along with a town line sign on Jeremy Hill Road and a curve sign on North West Corner Road. Mowing continued along Boombridge, Stillman, North West Corner, Miller, Button, and Billings Road. Tree debris were also moved from Pinewood and Murphy Road. Also the fuel computer tracking system at the highway garage was replaced this week with the old one recently failing. Our new one will allow for more reporting and equally accurate tracking.

Next week the highway team will finish paving sections on Wyassup Road in preparation for chip seal (Expect minor delays). Trees will be trimmed. Road signs will be installed. There will be continual mowing with flail mower on roadways.

Please keep an eye on the meeting calendar for future meetings. Have a great week!

Mike Urgo First Selectman