The pool is open and school is winding down, I can't believe it's already summer! Please see below for a sample of what we've been talking about at council meetings the last two months.
If you like the cookies pictured above you can order them from our very own Amy Jean Fry from her business BellyWellSweets!
2018-2019 Budget Overview
The council decided to lower the tax rate from .54 cents to (just below) the constant yield amount of .51 cents. What does this mean? It means that you will probably be paying about the same in taxes this year because our assessments went up. To learn more, click on the May newsletter link below.
The council will be voting on the Budget at the June 14th Town Meeting. Here is a sampling of the Capital Improvement Projects that we have included in this budget: *please note that this is just a sample, for more complete information come to our next town meeting or send me an email!
a new (accessible!) playground at Woodworth Park
a new website and mass notification system
3 new police vehicles
a new leaf collection machine
new recycling and compost bins
new airconditioning for the community center gym
street repairs (including Lake Ave from Forest to Kilmer)
eliminated the Cheverly Employee pay grades below $15/hour
Save the Date for June 16th from 1-7pm!
The 4th Ward Civic Association will be hosting a Juneteenth celebration at Boyd Park. There will be great food trucks, entertainment and community so come on down!
Peace Camp will be coming back Monday July 23-Friday July 27 from 9am-1:30pm at Cheverly United Methodist Church.Learn More Here
At the most recent work session the council began discussions around whether or not to amend the town code to allow town employees to decide if they would like to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining. We will be discussing again at the June work session so if you would like to be a part of the conversation please come and talk with us or email me directly.
The Election Supervisors are spending the off year looking into efficiencies to help Election 2019 run more smoothly, they will be working on this over the summer and will bring recommendations to the council in the fall. Please attend our September Work Session or send me an email with your thoughts.
The council began discussing the building use policies this month and will continue at future work sessions. Please attend our June work session or send me an email with your thoughts.
We also began discussing the bamboo that is around town and are looking into best practices to eradicate it from town property. We will also be considering legislation to regulate bamboo encroachment on neighboring properties. Please join us at our June work session or send me an email with your thoughts