Cheshire News http://www.cheshirect.org 2016-02-04T14:25:49 umbraco v4 All the latest news from the city of cheshire en 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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Prescription Discount Program http://www.cheshirect.org/news/prescription-discount-program/ 2016-02-02T15:54:11 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/prescription-discount-program/ The Town of Cheshire, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), has helped Cheshire residents save over $25,670 in the first two years of the CCM free prescription discount card program, saving uninsured and underinsured residents 47% on prescription medicines.

 

These free Prescription Discount Cards can be used by all residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage.  The program provides discounts on any prescriptions not covered by insurance.  There are no costs to either the participating municipalities or their residents.  There are no enrollment forms, membership fees, restrictions or limits on frequency of use for residents.  The discount cards are widely accepted at all national chain pharmacies and most local independent pharmacies.

 

Discount cards may also be used to save on human-based medications prescribed for family pets, if the prescription can be filled at a participating retail pharmacy.  Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, Lasik and hearing services.  Visit www.CTRxDiscountCard.com for more details, including a pharmacy look-up and drug price comparison tool.

 

Residents can obtain a card easily by visiting www.CTRxDiscountCard.com, and selecting Cheshire from the drop-down menu.  The Town also has cards available in the Human Services Department and at participating Cheshire pharmacies.

 

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The Town of Cheshire, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), has helped Cheshire residents save over $25,670 in the first two years of the CCM free prescription discount card program, saving uninsured and underinsured residents 47% on prescription medicines.

 

These free Prescription Discount Cards can be used by all residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage.  The program provides discounts on any prescriptions not covered by insurance.  There are no costs to either the participating municipalities or their residents.  There are no enrollment forms, membership fees, restrictions or limits on frequency of use for residents.  The discount cards are widely accepted at all national chain pharmacies and most local independent pharmacies.

 

Discount cards may also be used to save on human-based medications prescribed for family pets, if the prescription can be filled at a participating retail pharmacy.  Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, Lasik and hearing services.  Visit www.CTRxDiscountCard.com for more details, including a pharmacy look-up and drug price comparison tool.

 

Residents can obtain a card easily by visiting www.CTRxDiscountCard.com, and selecting Cheshire from the drop-down menu.  The Town also has cards available in the Human Services Department and at participating Cheshire pharmacies.

 

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Pool Reopening http://www.cheshirect.org/news/pool-reopening/ 2016-01-29T15:27:38 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/pool-reopening/ The Cheshire Community Pool will be reopening on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:00 a.m.   There will be a ribbon cutting cremony on Sunday, February 7, 2016 starting at 12:00 p.m.  and the Pool will be open to the public for FREE open swim from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please contact the Pool with questions (203-271-3208).

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The Cheshire Community Pool will be reopening on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:00 a.m.   There will be a ribbon cutting cremony on Sunday, February 7, 2016 starting at 12:00 p.m.  and the Pool will be open to the public for FREE open swim from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please contact the Pool with questions (203-271-3208).

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Voting eligibility for primary election http://www.cheshirect.org/news/voting-eligibility-for-primary-election/ 2016-01-21T11:51:37 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/voting-eligibility-for-primary-election/ REGISTRATION DEADLINES FOR VOTING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

 

Per state law, voters who wish to switch registration from one political party to another must do so by Tuesday January 26, 2016 in order to be qualified to vote in the April 26, 2016 primary. 

 

Voters who are unaffiliated with any party may register by mail until April 21, 2016 or in person by April 25, 2016 to be qualified to vote in the April 26, 2016 primary.

 

If you are planning to register with a party to participate in the presidential primary, our Registrars of Voters encourage you to do so as soon as possible.  Election Day Registration of voters is not available for primary elections.

 

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REGISTRATION DEADLINES FOR VOTING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

 

Per state law, voters who wish to switch registration from one political party to another must do so by Tuesday January 26, 2016 in order to be qualified to vote in the April 26, 2016 primary. 

 

Voters who are unaffiliated with any party may register by mail until April 21, 2016 or in person by April 25, 2016 to be qualified to vote in the April 26, 2016 primary.

 

If you are planning to register with a party to participate in the presidential primary, our Registrars of Voters encourage you to do so as soon as possible.  Election Day Registration of voters is not available for primary elections.

 

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Automated Recycling Schedule 2016 http://www.cheshirect.org/news/automated-recycling-schedule-2016/ 2015-12-30T14:13:02 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/automated-recycling-schedule-2016/ CALENDAR FOR COLLECTION FOR "A" AND "B" WEEKS]]> CALENDAR FOR COLLECTION FOR "A" AND "B" WEEKS]]>