Major Council Actions:
🔹️The Council voted to appropriate $75,000 in ARPA (federal) funding to cover cost overruns for the Town Green Upgrade project. No discussion occurred of what the nature of the cost overruns were.
🔹️Councilor Naomi Rodriguez (pictured) denounced the acts by Bacon Academy fans against our High School Womens' Basketball players.
🔹️Masks will be optional in Town Buildings starting today, Feb. 10.
🔹️The initial Governor's budget apparently included a reduction in PILOT funding. The Mayor and Council will ask the state legislative delegation to push for full funding.
🔹️More info: https://ctmirror.org/2022/02/09/see-how-your-town-could-fare-in-gov-lamonts-proposed-budget/
Watch the full meeting at:
💻The Public Information Forum about ARPA spending is Tuesday, 2/15. See more information at www.ledyardct.org.
💻The Administration Committee is considering how Town Commissions, Council and Boards can move to hybrid meetings (under consideration is whether meetings should be held in person, hybrid, or full virtual, and how to work out the logistics of the various options).
If you are interested in knowing when town meetings are coming up, we provide guidance at www.ledyarddtc.com under Town Info!
What can the DTC and its members/supporters do?
🔹️Email Town Council at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to encourage them to make sure that meetings are kept as accessible as they are now (with the option to call or video into the meetings).
🔹️Show support for our players this Saturday morning! Nicole Cruz-Glacken (Ledyard DTC member) is encouraging residents to come to Ledyard HS this Saturday, 9:15-10:15, to cheer on the HS Girls' Basketball team! More info: https://fb.me/e/2u9F23Mrb
💥As always, send your input, ideas, and thoughts to: BOE@ledyard.net, firstname.lastname@example.org (superintendent), email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.💥
From State Representative Christine Conley:
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Interval House is making a new toolkit available to schools and parents with free educational resources in English and Spanish.
The toolkit includes:
One in three adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse, and only 33% of those abused confide in someone about the violence.
Adults are mostly in the dark about teen dating violence as 82% of parents admit they do not know if teen dating violence is an issue. Three in five parents also cannot correctly identify all the warning signs of abuse.
If you, or someone you know, needs help please call the CT Safe Connect 24-hour hotline at (888) 774-2900 or email email@example.com or use the chat option. All services are free and confidential.
Direct connections to Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) member organizations — such as Interval House and 17 additional local domestic violence service providers — are available through CT Safe Connect for ongoing, in-person support, in addition to other community-based resources.
By shining a light on teen dating violence, we can begin to address root causes and educate our children — and ourselves — on how to identify abuse as well as how to engage in healthy relationships.
As always, please reach out to my office if you have questions or need assistance.
If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns, I can be reached by phone at 1-800-842-8267 or by email at Christine.Conley@cga.ct.gov. For legislative updates, please like my Official Facebook Page.