Cheshire News http://www.cheshirect.org 2016-04-27T12:47:43 umbraco v4 All the latest news from the city of cheshire en Presidential Primary Results http://www.cheshirect.org/news/presidential-primary-results/ 2016-04-27T12:47:43 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/presidential-primary-results/ The Cheshire Registrar of Voters report the following results from the April 26, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary:

 

REPUBLICAN                                                           DEMOCRATIC

Donald J. Trump   1,364                                             Hillary Clinton  1,342

John R. Kasich   694                                                   Bernie Sanders   1,254

Ted Cruz   312                                                           Uncommitted   19

Ben Carson   18                                                         Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente   4

Uncommitted   24

 

Total   2,412                                                              Total   2,619

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The Cheshire Registrar of Voters report the following results from the April 26, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary:

 

REPUBLICAN                                                           DEMOCRATIC

Donald J. Trump   1,364                                             Hillary Clinton  1,342

John R. Kasich   694                                                   Bernie Sanders   1,254

Ted Cruz   312                                                           Uncommitted   19

Ben Carson   18                                                         Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente   4

Uncommitted   24

 

Total   2,412                                                              Total   2,619

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Mattress Recycling Event http://www.cheshirect.org/news/mattress-recycling-event/ 2016-04-20T14:16:01 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/mattress-recycling-event/ Cheshire residents can drop off mattresses, box springs and crib mattresses at no charge at the Community Wide Mattress Recycling Event on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Darcey School, 1686 Waterbury Road.

 

Please note, the following items will NOT be accepted:

  • Futon, sofa bed or car bed mattresses
  • Water beds
  • Mattresses infested with bed bugs
  • Mattresses that are wet, damage or excessively soiled
  • Sleeping bags
  • Mattress pads, toppers, pillows, bedding
  • Furniture, other household items, trash
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Cheshire residents can drop off mattresses, box springs and crib mattresses at no charge at the Community Wide Mattress Recycling Event on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Darcey School, 1686 Waterbury Road.

 

Please note, the following items will NOT be accepted:

  • Futon, sofa bed or car bed mattresses
  • Water beds
  • Mattresses infested with bed bugs
  • Mattresses that are wet, damage or excessively soiled
  • Sleeping bags
  • Mattress pads, toppers, pillows, bedding
  • Furniture, other household items, trash
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LED Streetlights http://www.cheshirect.org/news/led-streetlights/ 2016-04-12T13:43:38 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/led-streetlights/ LED STREETLIGHT PROJECT  

  

     Installation of nearly 1,770 LED streetlights and floodlights will begin the week of April 18, 2016.  Part of a new energy efficiency initiative, the full project installation will result in at least $170,000 in annual energy and maintenance savings for the Town, will reduce energy usage by two-thirds compared to existing streetlights, and will provide citizens with clearer lighting conditions to improve visibility and safety.  The existing streetlights will be removed and replaced with new, more energy efficient LED lights.  The new LED fixtures will provide the appropriate amount of lighting for locations across the town and will focus light directly downward on the sidewalks and roadway.  The fixtures have a ten-year product warranty, but are anticipated to have a much longer life. The project is expected to be completed in July 2016.

      The $1.2M project is expected to be eligible for approximately $190,000 in Eversource energy efficiency incentive funds to help offset project costs.  The Town has already brought LED technology to some of our public buildings and grounds with great success.

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LED STREETLIGHT PROJECT  

  

     Installation of nearly 1,770 LED streetlights and floodlights will begin the week of April 18, 2016.  Part of a new energy efficiency initiative, the full project installation will result in at least $170,000 in annual energy and maintenance savings for the Town, will reduce energy usage by two-thirds compared to existing streetlights, and will provide citizens with clearer lighting conditions to improve visibility and safety.  The existing streetlights will be removed and replaced with new, more energy efficient LED lights.  The new LED fixtures will provide the appropriate amount of lighting for locations across the town and will focus light directly downward on the sidewalks and roadway.  The fixtures have a ten-year product warranty, but are anticipated to have a much longer life. The project is expected to be completed in July 2016.

      The $1.2M project is expected to be eligible for approximately $190,000 in Eversource energy efficiency incentive funds to help offset project costs.  The Town has already brought LED technology to some of our public buildings and grounds with great success.

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2016 Neighborhood Assistance Act http://www.cheshirect.org/news/2016-neighborhood-assistance-act/ 2016-02-29T12:18:12 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/2016-neighborhood-assistance-act/ Proposal applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Neighborhood Assistance Act program.  Interested parties must submit the completed application by June 3, 2016 to:

 

Arnett Talbot

Town of Cheshire

84 South Main St.

Cheshire, CT 06410

 

 

Download application form here 

or

go to the the Department of Revenue Services website

 for an application and more information.

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Proposal applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Neighborhood Assistance Act program.  Interested parties must submit the completed application by June 3, 2016 to:

 

Arnett Talbot

Town of Cheshire

84 South Main St.

Cheshire, CT 06410

 

 

Download application form here 

or

go to the the Department of Revenue Services website

 for an application and more information.

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Small Cities grant 2-4-16 http://www.cheshirect.org/news/small-cities-grant-2-4-16/ 2016-02-04T14:25:49 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/small-cities-grant-2-4-16/ INTEREST FREE HOME IMPROVEMENT LOAN PROGRAM

Seeking Letters of Interest … Be the first one on the waiting list

 

January 29, 2016 - Cheshire, CT 

 

The Town of Cheshire is applying for a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) under the housing rehabilitation category for town-wide housing rehabilitation. As part of the award, the Town of Cheshire is seeking interested parties to develop a waiting list of property owners interested in participating in the program.  The grant usually serves approximately ten households on a first come first serve basis. 

 

The purpose of this grant is to provide funds for low and moderate income homeowners to make needed repairs to their homes. To be eligible, an applicant must meet three requirements:

 (1) homeowners must have an annual income that does not exceed $46,100 for a single household or $52,650 for a household of two.  For households of 3 persons or more, please refer to the 2015 HUD Income Limits. (2) have 10% equity in the home (3) up to date municipal taxes. 

 

One of the benefits of this grant is that the money goes out as loans – at 0% interest and is not due and payable until the house changes title.  For homeowners who cannot obtain funds through bank loans, this program is a wonderful option that requires no out of pocket costs.   The grant also allows the Town to establish a revolving loan fund in perpetuity to provide assistance to additional residents who need home repairs. 

 

Some possible uses that have been identified include replacing failed furnaces, roofs, windows, and septic system repairs. These funds can provide for ADA modifications to homes as well, such as entrance ramps and bathroom modifications.

 

If you would like to take advantage of this program you may contact Michelle Piccerillo in the Human Services Office, 203-271-6690 or call Town of Cheshire Small Cities Consultants Lisa Low & Associates at 203-888-5624 for a Letter of Interest, or click to download the Letter of Interest.  Email:  info@lisalowassociates.com.  Note:  The Letter of Interest does not commit you to participate in the program, only to place your name on the waiting list.  The deadline for submitting a letter of interest is March 31, 2016, so time is of the essence. Please share this information with any friends or neighbors who may be interested.

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INTEREST FREE HOME IMPROVEMENT LOAN PROGRAM

Seeking Letters of Interest … Be the first one on the waiting list

 

January 29, 2016 - Cheshire, CT 

 

The Town of Cheshire is applying for a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) under the housing rehabilitation category for town-wide housing rehabilitation. As part of the award, the Town of Cheshire is seeking interested parties to develop a waiting list of property owners interested in participating in the program.  The grant usually serves approximately ten households on a first come first serve basis. 

 

The purpose of this grant is to provide funds for low and moderate income homeowners to make needed repairs to their homes. To be eligible, an applicant must meet three requirements:

 (1) homeowners must have an annual income that does not exceed $46,100 for a single household or $52,650 for a household of two.  For households of 3 persons or more, please refer to the 2015 HUD Income Limits. (2) have 10% equity in the home (3) up to date municipal taxes. 

 

One of the benefits of this grant is that the money goes out as loans – at 0% interest and is not due and payable until the house changes title.  For homeowners who cannot obtain funds through bank loans, this program is a wonderful option that requires no out of pocket costs.   The grant also allows the Town to establish a revolving loan fund in perpetuity to provide assistance to additional residents who need home repairs. 

 

Some possible uses that have been identified include replacing failed furnaces, roofs, windows, and septic system repairs. These funds can provide for ADA modifications to homes as well, such as entrance ramps and bathroom modifications.

 

If you would like to take advantage of this program you may contact Michelle Piccerillo in the Human Services Office, 203-271-6690 or call Town of Cheshire Small Cities Consultants Lisa Low & Associates at 203-888-5624 for a Letter of Interest, or click to download the Letter of Interest.  Email:  info@lisalowassociates.com.  Note:  The Letter of Interest does not commit you to participate in the program, only to place your name on the waiting list.  The deadline for submitting a letter of interest is March 31, 2016, so time is of the essence. Please share this information with any friends or neighbors who may be interested.

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