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Five Things You Missed at Thursday's Town Council Meeting

Five things to know on Sept. 2, 2011.

  • The Town Council approved the transfer of the Herman Maskel estate's parcel of land on Haynes Road to the town in lieu of $3,597 in taxes owed since 1995. The land will be used as open space. According to a memorandum from Town Manager Brandon Robertson to the council, "the estate was insolvent and without funds to pay the taxes." The property could also not be sold. The council already approved the plan in 2005, but the transfer never happened because of "various title issues," which have since been resolved. Due to the duration of time since the 2005 approval of the transfer, the council held another public hearing and voted again.
  • student Harrison Stanczyc has been appointed as youth representative on the Youth Services Bureau Advisory Board.
  • The Town Council officially signed off on appropriating an additional $40,000, split halfway between the town and Board of Education, to contribute to the Avon Middle School tennis court restoration project. The funding is contingent upon the receipt of a United States Tennis Association Grant.
  • The Avon Senior Center Luau Lunch, which is scheduled for Sept. 7, has been chosen as one of 20 projects that United Way will feature that day during the 20th anniversary of the Day of Caring. The Town Council unanimously approved a proclamation from United Way recognizing the senior center's honor.
  • The town has not hired a new police captain yet to replace Robert Whitty, however, Robertson said that the search process is on target.

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