This is a reminder that our next monthly meeting is TOMORROW, Thursday, July 7th, from 7:30pm-9pm located at the Tolland Recreation Center, 104 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084.
This is a friendly reminder there will be a monthly meeting of the Tolland Democratic Town Committee on Thursday, July 7th, 7:30PM to 9PM at the Tolland Recreation Center (104 Old Post Road, Tolland CT 06084).
Tomorrow is the annual Tolland Memorial Day Parade. All Democrats are invited to attend and march with the Tolland Democratic Town Committee. Parking will be available at the Star Hardware lot.
We will be convening around 12pm, with a 1pm step off time for the parade, which takes approximately 30-60 minutes. We will conclude at the Tolland Intermediate School fields. Attendees not staying for the ceremony can either walk through the field adjacent to Tolland Recreation Center to reach the Senior Center lot OR walk through TIS property and the Town Hall and walk back along the town green.
Candy will be provided for anyone with children who would like to toss candy out to bystanders, but feel free to bring some as well (and buckets!)
In addition, our monthly DTC meeting is THURSDAY, June 2nd, 7:30pm-9pm at the Tolland Recreation Center. Political candidates will be in attendance, as well as active discussions on our 2016 Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser, The Tolland Village Area, Charter Revision and more. We hope to see you there!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2016
For more information, contact: Susan Eastwood: 860-428-5304
Susan Eastwood Nominated as Democratic Candidate for the 53rd State House District.
On Tuesday evening, delegates from Ashford, Tolland and Willington gathered to nominate Susan Eastwood as the Democratic candidate for the 53rd State House district.
Susan is a long time member of the Ashford Board of Finance, and formerly served on the Planning and Zoning Commission. She is also a Commissioner on the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and has a long record fighting for the victims of domestic violence with the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Interval House domestic violence agency. As Chair of the Clean Energy Task Force, she coordinated a very successful Solarize program for four local towns and brought solar installations to municipal buildings in Ashford. Susan lives in Ashford, CT and works as the Director of Communications for the Coalition for a Safe and Health Connecticut.
“I am proud that we were able to lower taxes for the residents of Ashford this year. This is a tough time for families and we need a Representative who will listen to the residents of our district and fight for the issues that matter,” Eastwood said. “It’s time to restore accountability and elect someone willing to work for us.”
She went on to say “I am committed to getting our budget under control, protecting municipal aid, and stepping up to the plate on local issues. Whether it be crumbling foundations, bringing good jobs to our district, working for property tax reform, or protecting our environment, I’ll go to bat for our towns.”
“We need someone who will actually fight for our interests in Hartford and wants to provide meaningful solutions to the problems we face. Susan’s opponent has constantly provided out-of-touch solutions like peddling ‘quick fixes’ to long-term crumbling foundations that have only been proven to make matters worse,” said Steven Jones, Chairman of the Tolland Democratic Town Committee.
“We need a Representative with Susan’s proven record of accomplishment and service at the local, regional and state levels to work for us. Our present state representative has not shown the leadership we deserve in dealing with the problems our towns are facing,” added Ashford Democratic Town Chairman Janet Bellamy.
“Susan Eastwood will be a great State Representative,” said Willington Democratic Town Committee Treasurer Richard Maloney. “I’ve known Susan for years, and I know we can count on her values, her passion, and her willingness to stand up for us.”
“There is no better time to elect Susan Eastwood to represent us in Hartford,” Rick Field, Chairman of the Tolland Town Council said in his nomination speech on Tuesday night.
Susan Eastwood is the Democratic candidate running for Connecticut’s 53rd State House district.
R. Michael Wyman, Democratic Registrar of Voters
Leonard A. Bach, Republican Registrar of Voters
The second Budget Referendum polls will be open from 6AM until 8PM.
The second referendum includes a reduction of $166,000 in expenditures is as follows:
- $46,000 from capital (delay replacing the vehicle for the Assistant Public Safety Director)
- $33,477 from the Town (eliminate replacing a vacant laborers position in the Parks Department, which was scheduled for January 1, 2017)
- $86,523 from the Board of Education
- One Math Intervention Teacher position at Birch Grove Primary School
- One-half English Teacher position at Tolland High School
- All Schools: Reduction in Office and Instructional Supplies
- The Board of Education Budget also includes the following cuts maintained from the first referendum:
- Two First-Grade Teachers from Birch Grove Primary School
- One Fifth-Grade Teacher and One Fourth-Grade Teacher from Tolland Intermediate School
- One Family Consumer Science Teacher from Tolland Middle School
- One Math Intervention Teacher from Tolland Middle School
- One Social Studies Teacher from Tolland High School
- One Technology Education Teacher from Tolland High School
- One-half Math Teacher at Tolland High School
- One Secretarial position at Tolland High School
The question on the ballot is as follows:
“Shall the town of Tolland’s Proposed 2016-2017 budget of $55,806,582 reflecting a spending increase of $1,207,652, which is an increase of 2.21% resulting in a mill rate of 34.19 mills be adopted? Yes/No”
District #1 and #3 vote at the Tolland Recreation Center, 104 Old Post Road.
District #2 votes at the Tolland Senior Center, 647 Tolland Stage Road
To determine your voting district, you may view guidelines by visiting http://www.tollandelections.org/location or call the Registrar of Voters at (860)871-3634, the Town Clerk’s Office (860)871-3630 or the Town Manager’s Office at (860)871-3600
For more information, visit: http://www.tolland.org/finance-department/pages/2016-2017-budget-information .