First Selectman Weekly Update 2-7-2020

Hello North Stonington,

We hope everyone had a great week. Today we are in for some high wind warnings. Please use caution driving around and stay away from downed power lines. 


This past week our newly formed School Repurposing committee met to begin discussions about the future of our old middle high school. They will be meeting twice monthly and will be investigating the best plans that make the most sense for the town for the building. We look forward to their findings within several months.

Our Farmers Market subcommittee also met this week and is working towards pulling together North Stonington's first Farmers Market this year. Keep your eyes peeled for details!

We began the first of our joint Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen budget discussions this past Wednesday. We heard from Land Use, Economic Development Commission, Public Works & The Wheeler Library. We would like to thank those groups for their presentations and their hard work for our town day-in-and-out.  


I was honored to visit Quantum Biopower this week, the only anaerobic digester in the area. This facility turns food waste into energy and is helping to tackle both climate change and trash issues we are facing locally and globally. They are interested in soon expanding into Southeastern Connecticut. Thanks to Senator Heather Somers for coordinating the visit.  

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Each time we walk through the new elementary school things are coming together faster. The flooring on the second floor is now complete with the exception of carpeted areas which will go in towards the end. We are 99% complete on drywall and as you can see in the pictures it is coming together beautifully. Once again thanks to everyone who is working hard to keep this project on time and on budget..

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This week the highway crew cleared waterways on Jeremy Hill and Wintechog Hill Road. Culverts were inspected on Babcock Road. Posts were sanded and painted for the new historic village signs soon going up. Trees were cut on Northwest Corner and Boom Bridge Road. The town crew sanded icy roads during Thursday’s storm. Next week we will continue to cut brush and trees along roads. Waterways will be cleared of sand and debris and trucks will be maintained in preparation for the next winter storm. 

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Thats it for today, we hope everyone has a great week!

Mike Urgo

First Selectman