New Haven discusses police budget
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NEW HAVEN — Building permits, police department budget, and a water project were all under discussion during the recent meeting of New Haven Town Council.
Those members present were Mayor George Gibbs, and council members Amy Ferguson, Sarah Gibbs, Jessica Howard, Jim Elias, Kenneth Vickers and recorder Roberta Hysell.
A town citizen recently expressed concern to New Haven police. The citizen reported that another resident has been carrying a gun and shooting at animals within city limits. The local police, the state police, and the Department of Natural Resources have investigated and state that the person in question is not in violation. They have reported that there is no proof that the resident is shooting animals or firing the gun inside city limits. The local police have said that they will monitor the situation.
Building permits were granted to Craig Roush, for a storage building. Resident Chastity Young has also made a request for a permit to add siding to the back of her business, ‘This & That.’ Council voted to hold off on granting a Young’s request, due to concerns about property boundaries.
Council members Gibbs and Howard raised the subject of employee benefit packages; Gibbs motioned for packages at a rate of $150 for full-time workers, $100 for a part-time worker, and $50 for two other part-time workers. After a vote, the motion carried.
In other matters, police chief David Hardwick requested the police budget for the last three years, expressing concern about numbers on the current budget. The council agreed; the budget is public record. Paperwork for a water project which has been on the cards for a few months will be produced and presented to council by the company Triad. Council member Elias raised the subject of water damage of some property on the heights. Town workers will investigate the problem after the area dries up. Lastly, the council voted to approve the 2014 holiday schedule.
The next meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, at the town hall.
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