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The city’s agreement with Turn of River

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STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin announced Wednesday that the city has reached an agreement with the Turn of River Fire Department, settling a year-old legal dispute with the volunteer company. “I’m very happy and proud that we’re able to make this announcement today,” Martin said at a news conference at the Government Center. “It’s a […] [Read More]
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How Stamford’s paying for its Capital Budget

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STAMFORD – Mayor David Martin’s proposed gross capital budget totals $46.5 million. How are we going to pay for all this stuff? The above chart prepared by the mayor’s office depicts the proposed budget’s funding sources, which are: Taxpayer-backed general obligation bonds: $29.6 million. Capital non-recurring reserve fund: $4 million Grant funding: $6.7 million Water Pollution […] [Read More]
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Mayor Martin’s proposed capital budget

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A look at the mayor’s proposed capital budget gives a sense of what his priorities are as he begins his first term in office. Here’s the complete list of projects that were included in this upcoming fiscal year’s capital budget:   [Read More]
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Mayor’s Night In Monday

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STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin has scheduled his next “Mayor’s Night In” meeting for Monday night. The monthly gatherings, held at the Government Center and various locations across the city, allow residents to meet face-to-face with the mayor and members of his staff to voice comments or concerns. Martin and and other city officials will […] [Read More]
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Public hearing on the proposed budget tonight

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STAMFORD — Taxpayers of Stamford, tonight is your chance to voice your support/concern/outrage over Mayor David Martin’s proposed $515.4 million budget (5 percent property tax increase) for next fiscal year. The spending package, which elected officials will finalize next month, will affect your July and January tax bills. The Board of Finance and Board of […] [Read More]
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Budget bits: Outside Agencies

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STAMFORD — Republican Board of Finance member Jerry Bosak said yesterday he is not comfortable with Mayor David Martin’s proposal to bolster public funding to Stamford nonprofits by at least 10 percent. “Some agencies do it better than others, but there has to be a real aggressive effort on fundraising,” Bosak said. “It has to […] [Read More]
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Scofieldtown Recycling Center closing

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STAMFORD — City officials are closing the Scofieldtown Recycling Center in North Stamford at the end of the month in order to complete environmental remediation at the property. An Environmental Protection Agency investigation prompted the closure of the recycling center’s adjoining park five years ago. The extensive remediation project will install a permanent cap on the […] [Read More]
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Martin goes to Hartford to push for funding

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STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin is headed to Hartford today to ask for more state funding. Martin will address the state General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, which is meeting 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Legislative Office Building. The mayor will ask elected officials for state assistance for this winter’s snowstorm costs, which total about […] [Read More]
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You can live-stream next week’s budget hearing

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  STAMFORD — Now there’s no excuse for missing next week’s budget hearing. Board of Finance Chairman John Louizos announced this afternoon that the annual public hearing on next fiscal year’s proposed budget will be streamed live online. The finance board will also accept written comments from members of the public who cannot attend the […] [Read More]
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Public safety budgets under review tonight

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STAMFORD — Officials from the city’s emergency communications, police and fire departments will appear before the Board of Finance tonight to present their proposed budgets for next fiscal year. The three departments’ combined budgets total $110 million, just under 25 percent of Mayor David Martin’s proposed $515.4 million spending package for next fiscal year. Police […] [Read More]