Please see my earlier post, Help Us Secure
... There is information in it that you may want to put in your note.
- This situation is an emergency resulting from a natural disaster--a flood on 9/13
- The flood destroyed two bridges on Brook Road, leaving six households without reliable access to work, school, etc., or from emergency services.
- Emergency operations to provide access have already cost us $100,000.
- Long-term solution pending new bridges will cost another $650,000 by end of OCtober 2023.
- Scotland has had to spend 90% of its capital reserve and 25% of its undesignated fund balance in order to pay these expense.
- Scotland has the 11th highest adjusted mill rate in Connecticut and is 147th in per capita income.
- 94% of our taxes come from private residences.
- To raise Emergency expenses through taxes will add 7 mills, approximately $1400 for the average residence.
- $750,000 represents almost 12% of our entire annual budget.
Feel free to add anything else you like, but keep it brief and respectful. Send to:
Gov. Ned Lamont: firstname.lastname@example.org, cc to
Jonathan Dach (governor's Chief of Staff): email@example.com (He is the one who will actually read this if anyone does, so if the governor email bounces, don't worry)
Senator Mae Flexer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Cathy Osten: email@example.com
Representative Doug Dubitsky: firstname.lastname@example.org
And anyone else you might think has influence. Bond Commission members can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/OPM/Bud-Capital-Budget/Current/State_Bond_Commission_Home But bear in mind, it's entirely up to the Governor to set the agenda for the Bond Commission.