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BET CHAIR: There is a Process for Approving Capital Funds

“It is not fiscally prudent to ask for bids after the total cost was appropriated – practically speaking, you wouldn’t tell a contractor what you will be willing to pay before he had a chance to offer an estimate as to what they felt it would cost to do the repairs.” – Michael Mason, Chair, Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation Continue Reading →

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GROUP LETTER: North Mianus School Community: Repair & Reopen our School Quickly

“We have become concerned in recent weeks that some in town government aren’t acting as if this is an emergency. This void in a crisis should be of concern to our entire town.” – 333 signatures representing 189 families (79% of the NMS families) Continue Reading →

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BET REPUBLICANS: North Mianus School Repairs – The Project Will be Fully Funded

“The Board of Education (BOE) does not yet have a project to execute or contractors to do the work. When they do, the BET and our taxpayers will be there immediately with all needed funds. After the RTM approves next week, the Board of Education will have more than $2 million for demolition and the hiring of an architect. There is enough money to get through what needs to be done now.” – Michael Mason, Karen Fassuliotis, Leslie Tarkington, Bill Drake, Debra Hess, and Andy Duus Continue Reading →

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RAMER: Whose Budget is this ?

Jeff Ramer - Greenwich Free Press

” Low taxes are great. Stinginess is not. One time gimmicks that compromise fund balances, risk funds, and sound capital financing certainly are not. To me, these party-line votes were mean and unsound budgeting.” – Jeff Ramer, Democratic member of the Board of Estimate and Taxation Continue Reading →

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MORIARTY: I Support Julian Curtiss Renovation Project and BOE-approved Ed Specs

“When the BET votes on April 1 to approve the FY22 budget, I will be supporting the inclusion of design funds for the Julian Curtiss School renovation project and the BOE-approved Educational Specifications.” – Leslie Moriarty, Democratic Caucus Chair, Board of Estimate and Taxation Continue Reading →

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SWOMLEY: Feelings about Greenwich Schools budget cuts are heartfelt and legitimate.

“Many of our elected representatives on the BET and RTM are opposed to government regulation (environmental and otherwise) on what they consider a matter of principle. They simply don’t like the idea of government spending and Covid-19 is just the latest excuse.” – Joanna Swomley Continue Reading →

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