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Danbury Council: bike racks, polling place, DUI enforcement grant

A number of items have been decided by the Danbury City Council at their most recent meeting.


Danbury could soon receive some federal dollars for a anti-drunk driving enforcement effort.  The Danbury Police Department is applying for funding from the state Department of Transportation's Comprehensive DUI Enforcement Program. 


Police Chief Al Baker explained that this is an annual grant the Department applies for.  The enforcement effort would run the entire year.


The state will cover $42,750 with the city covering the remaining 25-percent of the program cost, estimated at $14,250.


The Council has decided not to take action on changing the Ward 6 polling place.  There was a lot of heated discussion at an ad hoc meeting involving the entire Council.  More than a dozen residents spoke during the September City Council meeting and packed a hearing later that month. 


During the October Council meeting, it was decided to just move Ward 3's polling location.  Ward 6 residents vote at Park Avenue and a move was considered to the Moose Lodge.


HART has asked Danbury for permission to install four bike racks.  City Councilman Gregg Seabury says the racks will be able to accommodate up to eight bicycles.  The installation will also include air pumps.  The license agreement was approved for the Pulse Point downtown on Kennedy Avenue.


HART was asked as part of the license agreement to take out $2-million in bodily injury liability and property damage liability insurance to protect the City from claims.

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