New Fairfield First Selectman Column

May 4, 2018

Candlewood Lake Authority State of the Lake

On Sunday, April 22, I had the opportunity to attend the annual “State of the Lake” presentation offered by the Candlewood Lake Authority (CLA). This year […]
April 20, 2018

New Fairfield and Sherman Animal Welfare Society

In one of my early budget updates, I erroneously stated that the municipal budget funded Animal Control and Animal Welfare. By state statute, the Town is […]
April 20, 2018

Budget Update

  Last Wednesday evening, the Board of Finance finalized the municipal and education budgets and recommended the budget to a Town Meeting. The recommended budget includes […]
March 9, 2018

New Fairfield Drop Off Center

    Although it may not seem like it this week, spring is right around the corner! And with the change of seasons, there will be […]

New Fairfield Selectman Column

May 4, 2018

Consider Our Future… Vote No

For the first time in 15 years I will be voting against the budget. I hate doing that but a 10% increase in the Municipal budget […]
April 20, 2018

We Need Your Voice on the Budget

Saturday, May 5th is the date likely to be set for a vote on the Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget for our schools and town operations. The […]
March 27, 2018

A Quick Look at New Fairfield’s Department of Health

  As we move forward with our municipal budget proposal, it is important to understand the many services made available to you or carried out on […]
February 14, 2018

New Fairfield’s Drop Off Center Is a Valuable Community Resource

  Thinking about repurposing an unused bedroom and need a place to get rid of the mattress?  Using the February cold weather time to clean out […]

New Fairfield Board of Finance Column

May 4, 2018

Vote Like Your Town Depends On It

Mark your calendars, put reminder alarms on your phone, and tack post-it notes all over your house – the budget vote is likely to be Saturday, […]
March 27, 2018

Let’s Hear From You

Last year at budget time the BOF was faced with considerable uncertainty about the amount of state revenue to include in the budget. The Governor was […]
March 7, 2018

The Budget Process – What, Why, and When and How You Can Express Your Opinions

Overview When you receive your property tax bill or pay your personal property taxes each year, the town of New Fairfield’s annual budget process is probably […]
February 14, 2018

Reaching Out to You

Hi and welcome to the new monthly column from the Board of Finance, the elected, budget-making, tax rate setting, and overall fiscal authority of the Town […]