Amy Siebert

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P&Z Pushes Back on DPW Bridge/Rotary Project on Sound Beach Ave

Jim Michel said the State has set aside $3.8 million in funding, though the current estimate is $4.9 million. “They said they’d honor and bring the funding up to $4.9 million when we submit the final design plans,” he said. One resident warned that the only place where there is free cheese is in a mouse trap. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich DPW Commissioner Talks Downtown Development and Drainage, Binney Park Pond, Tipping Fees at Dump

Greenwich Public Works Commissioner Siebert woed the RMA with an exhaustive list of projects and responsibilities that fall to her department. She touched on dredging Binney Pond Park, millings pile at the dump, leaf and snow removal, and the hundreds of miles of roads and sewer lines that are under the purview of DPW. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich’s DPW Commissioner to Speak at RMA on Jan 4

Siebert and some of her department heads will talk about current and planned business in front of her department. Public Works includes responsibility for construction, development, maintenance of the physical properties in town except the schools. Free and open to the public. Begins promptly at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church. Continue Reading →

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Fortunato: Housing Authority’s Failure to Disclose Lead Paint to Tenants Could Mean 6-Figure Penalties

Booth Court neighbor contends that laws requiring disclosure of lead paint are very strict, and penalties for noncompliance are steep. “According to EPA and HUD, since each Disclosure Rule requirement is a distinct obligation, failure to comply with any requirement constitutes a violation. Currently, Disclosure Rule violations are punishable up to $11,000 per violation.” Continue Reading →

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Finkbeiner: FOI Unearths Suppressed Housing Authority Tests

“Housing Authority suppressed its unfavorable findings from its own consultants, Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience, LLC in April 2014. It hired a New Jersey firm not licensed as Environmental Professionals in Connecticut, and they mis-represented the CT standards, so the bad test results were not revealed. Mr. Tesei is very correct, however, that there is lots of mis-information.” – Mike Finkbeiner, a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Continue Reading →

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