Town Budget 2018-2019

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Selectmen Unanimously Pass $45.7 Million Budget, Cutting 1% from This Year’s Spending — Maybe No Fireworks This Year

Town Hall 2015
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The Board of Selectmen on Monday unanimously recommended cutting the non-education part of town spending to bring it 1.05 percent below the current budget, as passed last year. One unexpected cut: $13,498 for the annual fireworks display, which may not be taking place this year for reasons having nothing to do with budgeting. Town officials said the high school’s turf fields and cafeteria reconstruction make that location too difficult, and there doesn’t seem to be another. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DPW Chief: A Grinding Machine at Transfer Station Could Save Darien $200K a Year

Compost Darien Recycling Center 10-13-17
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Although Public Works Director Edward Gentile Jr. is still looking into the details, he says that buying machine to grind up brush, logs, grass and leaves at the town transfer station on Ledge Road  might mean Darien wouldn’t not have to truck out that waste, which costs the town $200,000 a year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Finance Board Chairman Speaks to Men’s Club Wednesday on Town, State Budget Issues

Jon Zagrodzky Darien Mens Club talk 12-16-17
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Jon Zagrodzky, chairman of the Town of Darien Board of Finance, will talk about the impact of state-level budget challenges at the Darien Men’s Association on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.  The town’s annual budget is $140 million. (more…) Continue Reading →

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