Cheshire News http://www.cheshirect.org 2015-04-23T12:37:53 umbraco v4 All the latest news from the city of cheshire en Electronics Recycling Event 2015 http://www.cheshirect.org/news/electronics-recycling-event-2015/ 2015-04-23T12:37:53 Janet Ray http://www.cheshirect.org/news/electronics-recycling-event-2015/ The Town of Cheshire is hosting a community wide electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Darcey School, 1686 Waterbury Road.

Cheshire residents may drop off their electronic recyclables at no charge.

Acceptable items include: computers and peripherals, televisions/VCRs/DVDs, small appliances, gaming consoles, stereo equipment, and office equipment.  Light bulbs CANNOT be accepted.  Click here for a full list of acceptable items.

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The Town of Cheshire is hosting a community wide electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Darcey School, 1686 Waterbury Road.

Cheshire residents may drop off their electronic recyclables at no charge.

Acceptable items include: computers and peripherals, televisions/VCRs/DVDs, small appliances, gaming consoles, stereo equipment, and office equipment.  Light bulbs CANNOT be accepted.  Click here for a full list of acceptable items.

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR HALF MARATHON http://www.cheshirect.org/news/traffic-advisory-for-half-marathon/ 2015-04-17T15:59:13 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/traffic-advisory-for-half-marathon/ SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015

8:30 A.M. TO NOON

 

Vehicle traffic will be impacted by the Cheshire Half Marathon and 5K race throughout the race route as shown on the attached map.  The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Elmwood Drive and the last runner is expected to finish at the Cheshire High School track around noon.

 

Expect traffic delays.  A portion of the following roads will be closed or inaccessible for part of the event as the runners pass, or will be open for one direction traffic only:

 

Abrams Road

Bethany Mt. Road

Broadview Road

Brooksvale Avenue

Cornwall Avenue

Cranberry Lane

Elmwood Drive

Farm Meadow

Higgins Road

Linear Trail

Mountain Brook

Mountain Road

Mt. Sanford Road

North Brooksvale Road

Oak Avenue

Ott Drive

River Road

Sharon Drive

Sharon Drive

South Brooksvale

South Main

South Main Street

Still Hill Road

Ward Lane

Watch Hill

Wintergreen Lane

 

Residents and visitors are asked to please follow detour signs, exercise caution as you share the road with runners, and do not park on private property.

 

See map of race route.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015

8:30 A.M. TO NOON

 

Vehicle traffic will be impacted by the Cheshire Half Marathon and 5K race throughout the race route as shown on the attached map.  The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Elmwood Drive and the last runner is expected to finish at the Cheshire High School track around noon.

 

Expect traffic delays.  A portion of the following roads will be closed or inaccessible for part of the event as the runners pass, or will be open for one direction traffic only:

 

Abrams Road

Bethany Mt. Road

Broadview Road

Brooksvale Avenue

Cornwall Avenue

Cranberry Lane

Elmwood Drive

Farm Meadow

Higgins Road

Linear Trail

Mountain Brook

Mountain Road

Mt. Sanford Road

North Brooksvale Road

Oak Avenue

Ott Drive

River Road

Sharon Drive

Sharon Drive

South Brooksvale

South Main

South Main Street

Still Hill Road

Ward Lane

Watch Hill

Wintergreen Lane

 

Residents and visitors are asked to please follow detour signs, exercise caution as you share the road with runners, and do not park on private property.

 

See map of race route.

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Cheshire Community Survey http://www.cheshirect.org/news/cheshire-community-survey/ 2015-04-15T12:26:05 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/cheshire-community-survey/ Once every ten years, the Planning and Zoning Commission is required by state law to update the municipal Plan of Conservation and Development.  This Plan provides the general framework for the Commission to develop land use policies that are written into the Cheshire Zoning Regulations and Cheshire Subdivision Regulations, and for the Commission to make its statutorily required annual review of the Capital Budget projects.

 

The Commission is now in the process of updating this Plan, and is asking residents and local businesses to assist in this effort by expressing their views on land use and community character issues.  We greatly appreciate your input to help us produce a comprehensive, updated document on the future of Cheshire.  Thank you!

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE CHESHIRE COMMUNITY SURVEY

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Once every ten years, the Planning and Zoning Commission is required by state law to update the municipal Plan of Conservation and Development.  This Plan provides the general framework for the Commission to develop land use policies that are written into the Cheshire Zoning Regulations and Cheshire Subdivision Regulations, and for the Commission to make its statutorily required annual review of the Capital Budget projects.

 

The Commission is now in the process of updating this Plan, and is asking residents and local businesses to assist in this effort by expressing their views on land use and community character issues.  We greatly appreciate your input to help us produce a comprehensive, updated document on the future of Cheshire.  Thank you!

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE CHESHIRE COMMUNITY SURVEY

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2015 Neighborhood Assistance Act http://www.cheshirect.org/news/2015-neighborhood-assistance-act/ 2015-03-11T15:45:15 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/2015-neighborhood-assistance-act/ Click here for more information and an application for the 2015 Neighborhood Assistance Act program proposal application.

 

Applications must be submitted to the Town of Cheshire, 84 South Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410 (o emailied to   atalbot@cheshirect.org) by June 1, 2015.

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Click here for more information and an application for the 2015 Neighborhood Assistance Act program proposal application.

 

Applications must be submitted to the Town of Cheshire, 84 South Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410 (o emailied to   atalbot@cheshirect.org) by June 1, 2015.

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Credit Rating Award http://www.cheshirect.org/news/credit-rating-award/ 2015-02-11T16:05:33 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/credit-rating-award/ The Town of Cheshire has achieved an “AAA” credit rating, the highest rating awarded, from both Standard and Poor’s and Fitch rating agencies.

 

The ratings were awarded after Town staff made in depth presentations to each agency last week in preparation for an upcoming bond sale.

 

The agencies cited Cheshire’s “strong financial position, “very strong budgetary flexibility,” “strong management,” “strong financial performance,” and “very strong institutional framework” within their rationales for this top ratings.

 

“It’s gratifying to have our financial strength and stability recognized, “ said Town Manager Michael A. Milone, “but more importantly, these ratings will help generate significant interest savings on our upcoming sale of $15 million General Obligation bonds and future bond sales and refundings.”

 

The upcoming bond sale will finance 40 capital projects including technology equipment, fire apparatus, pool facility, road reconstruction, drainage improvements, various school improvements, and building upgrades.

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The Town of Cheshire has achieved an “AAA” credit rating, the highest rating awarded, from both Standard and Poor’s and Fitch rating agencies.

 

The ratings were awarded after Town staff made in depth presentations to each agency last week in preparation for an upcoming bond sale.

 

The agencies cited Cheshire’s “strong financial position, “very strong budgetary flexibility,” “strong management,” “strong financial performance,” and “very strong institutional framework” within their rationales for this top ratings.

 

“It’s gratifying to have our financial strength and stability recognized, “ said Town Manager Michael A. Milone, “but more importantly, these ratings will help generate significant interest savings on our upcoming sale of $15 million General Obligation bonds and future bond sales and refundings.”

 

The upcoming bond sale will finance 40 capital projects including technology equipment, fire apparatus, pool facility, road reconstruction, drainage improvements, various school improvements, and building upgrades.

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