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Public hearing in Danbury on budget, other items

Nearly a dozen items are up for discussion in Danbury tonight at a Public Hearing. 


The main items are the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, Capital Item bonds and a Danbury High School renovation project.  The City Council is also calling on residents to attend the public hearing if they want to weigh in on a proposed Dog Park off Miry Brook Road, Tax Deferral Assessments and adding two members to the Board of Assessment Appeals.  The other three items on the agenda are changes to Governmental Entities, changes to liquor permit renewals and the 2015 Neighborhood Assistance Act.


The Tax Deferral Assessment ordinance revision is to comply with changes at the state level.  Currently Danbury can offer a 50-percent deferral for projects up to $25,000 for three years.  The state has changed the threshold to projects up to $10,000.


There are end dates set for several Commissions, Authorities and Agencies in the Governmental Entities code of ordinance.


The liquor permit renewals ordinance would bring Danbury into compliance of a new state law that requires the Chief of Police to be notified of and comment on renewal applications by establishments with on premises liquor permits.


The 2015 Neighborhood Assistance Act program, run by the state, allows businesses to sponsor approved community programs and receive tax credits for their contributions. No City funding is used for the credits.


Tonight's Public Hearing is at 7pm in Council Chambers of City Hall.

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