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Public Hearing and Annual Town Meeting

NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Hearing and Annual Town Meeting of the electors and citizens qualified to vote in a Town Meeting of the Town of Middlefield, will be held in meeting room 2 in the Middlefield Community Center, 405 Main Street, in said Town of Middlefield, Connecticut, at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 5, 2022, for the following purposes to wit:

Public Hearing:

• To transfer funds of $10,617 from Police Department line item number 01-44-7904 “Overtime & Private Duty” and $20,784 from Park and Recreation line item number 01-42-7705 “Summer Camp Payroll” for a total of $31,401 to the Assessor’s Office line item number 01-32-7100 “Assessor.”

Town Meeting:

• Shall the Town of Middlefield transfer funds of $10,617 from Police Department line item number 01-44-7904 “Overtime & Private Duty” and $20,784 from Park and Recreation line item number 01-42-7705 “Summer Camp Payroll” for a total of $31,401 to the Assessor’s Office line item number 01-32-7100 “Assessor”?
• To elect one (1) elector of the Town of Middlefield to serve on the Board of Education Finance Committee of Regional School District 13. Term is July 1st, 2022, to June 30th, 2024.

At this meeting any and all citizens may appear and be heard, and written communications will be received. Signed written comments may be submitted to Robert C. Yamartino, First Selectman, Town of Middlefield, 393 Jackson Hill Rd, Middlefield, CT 06455, no later than 4:00 P.M. on the above date.

Dated in Middlefield, Connecticut, this 22nd, day of November, 2022.

Middlefield Board of Selectmen

Robert C. Yamartino
First Selectman
Town of Middlefield, CT




Decision of the Zoning Board of Appeals

At its November 22, 2022 meeting the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to:

1. Close the public hearing and approve, with conditions, the request for a 15’ variance from Section 4.4 of the Middlefield Zoning Regulations to permit the construction of a second bay on the existing garage in the easterly side yard setback of the 59 Laurel Brook Road property, consistent with the application presented. Applicant/Owners: James and Evelyn Wyskiel

Dated in Middlefield, Connecticut this 1st day of December, 2022.

Zoning Board of Appeals
Town of Middlefield, Connecticut

Christopher Champagne, Chairman




Christmas Tree Lighting – Sunday, Dec. 4th

Join us on Sunday, December 4th for a magical community event! We will gather on the town green at 5:30 to begin our ceremony with music led by the CRHS band. Our wonderful librarians will also host guests at the Library before the event begins.

At 6:00 Santa will arrive to help us light up the tree!

Santa will stick around from 6:00-6:30 to hear Christmas Wishes and take pictures. The Middlefield Volunteer Fire Dept will provide the crowd with warm beverages and holiday refreshments after Santa arrives.

 

 




Transfer Station Holiday Hours

Please be advised that the Transfer Station will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, November 24th. Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 26th.

Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

 




Teen Drop In

Music – Chill Out – Crafts – Games – Snacks – Relax – Hang Out – Meet New People – Occasional Outings — All High School Aged Young People are Invited!




Legal Notice ZBA Public Hearing

LEGAL NOTICE
TOWN OF MIDDLEFIELD

Public Hearing of the Zoning Board of Appeals

The Town Zoning Board of Appeals of Middlefield, Connecticut will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., in the Middlefield Community Center, 405 Main Street, Middlefield, CT, on the following application:

Applicant/Owners: James and Evelyn Wyskiel
Property Location: 59 Laurel Brook Road, Tax Assessor’s Map #15, Lot #26
Proposed Activity: Request for a 15’ side yard variance from Section 4.4 of the Middlefield Zoning Regulations to allow for a one bay addition to the existing garage.

At this hearing interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications will be received. A copy of this application is on file in the Office of the Town Clerk, Middlefield Administration Building and on the Town website for public inspection.

Dated in Middlefield, Connecticut this 10th day of November, 2022.

Zoning Board of Appeals
Town of Middlefield, Connecticut

Christopher Champagne, Chairman
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Publish on: November 10, 2022 and November 17, 2022.

/jes
11/1/22

cc: ZBA Members and Alternates
Town Clerk
Building Dept.
J. & E. Wyskiel – COM




Eversource Assistance Programs

Struggling to pay your electric or heating bill?  Eversource has programs to help.

For more information on these assistance programs, scan the QR code in the link below, visit Eversource.com/billhelp or call us at 800-286-2828.

We’ll work with you one-on-one to find the best program for you.

Eversource bill-help-fact-sheet




Installation of Speed Hump on Lake Road

Over the summer, the Middlefield Board of Selectmen discussed and voted in favor of installing a speed hump on Lake Rd.  Lake Rd is narrow, with homes along the road, and no sidewalks.  It is the only means of access and egress to the neighborhoods on the west side of Beseck Lake creating high traffic volumes.  Historically, few have traveled at or below the posted 20 MPH speed limit.  A speed hump will help serve as a reminder to maintain a safe speed through that  neighborhood.

The Board of Selectmen has taken this action at this time for the following reasons:

    • Several residents over an extended period of time, have registered their concerns with the First Selectman and Board members over excessive speed on the road.
    • There is a school bus stop on the road where as many as 8 students gather to await the bus.
    • As recently as 2 years ago a woman was hit by a car.
    • Resident troopers have issued citations, but many people still speed.

Since voting to install a speed hump, several residents that will be effected have registered their disagreement with the decision, while several others have endorsed the decision.  At this time, the Board of Selectmen still believes this is an appropriate means to help keep our residents safe while getting their mail, taking a walk, or walking to and from the school bus stop.

Sincerely,

Bob Yamartino
First Selectman




Park and Recreation’s Schedule of Events

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Drought Conditions – Update 10/3/2022

RAINFALL DURING THE PAST WEEK CONTINUES TO PROVIDE SOME RELEIF FROM THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN CONNECTICUT…NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 7 DAYS…

Total rainfall for the past 7 days has generally ranged from almost no rain in the NW hills up to 1.5” along the southeast coast. The U.S. Drought Monitor has further eroded the area covered by the D2 and D1 designations. A large area of northeastern and some of central Connecticut is now in the D0 designation. Reservoir levels remain at 73% of capacity. Fire danger is moderate today and the 90-day rainfall deficit remains around 0.0”. River and stream levels are running slightly below normal in Western CT and near normal in eastern CT.

The GFS and other models are forecasting several opportunities for showers during the next 7 days. A few showers are possible today, tomorrow and Wednesday as the remnants of Hurricane Ian remain to our south off the Del-Mar-Va peninsula. Some additional showers are possible on Friday as a cold front moves thru the area. Total rainfall during the next 7 days is forecast to average around 1.00” for Connecticut. Some locations may see slightly more rain while others may see slightly less rain. Temperatures are forecast to bounce around but generally be near normal for the next 7 days.

Two tropical disturbances are out in the Atlantic ocean. However, both disturbances are more than 7 days away from the U.S. east coast.

The next update will be sent out by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security on Monday, October 9th.

For more information on the current drought declaration and drought related information, please go to the Water Planning Council website at Drought Home (ct.gov).