Tag Archives: town council

Council chairman expresses ‘frustration,’ won’t seek another term

PROSPECT — Citing frustration with not being able to get answers to financial questions, Town Council Chairman Tom Galvin has announced that he will not be running for re-election. Galvin,…

Council sets mill rate

Towns playing guessing game with state revenue PROSPECT — Weeks after the town’s budget was approved, the Town Council on Monday set the mill rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year…

Council deliberates over budget

PROSPECT — The Town Council this week continued fine-tuning the 2017-18 municipal budget proposal. Heading into a budget workshop on Monday night, the proposed spending plan stood at a little…

Council gets to work on budget

PROSPECT — The Town Council last week got its first look at the proposed 2017-18 municipal budget, a plan that would increase town spending by $271,874, or nearly 3.3 percent….

Residents call for cameras

PROSPECT — Officials are looking into the possibility of using security cameras to help keep an eye on the town following a resident’s request. Resident Angelica Ariola came before the…

Council gets update on anti-blight activity

PROSPECT — Nearly 40 cases have been submitted to the Anti-Blight Commission since its inception in 2015. The Town Council adopted a blight ordinance in February 2015. The ordinance defines…

Attorney provides opinion on residency language   

PROSPECT — The directors of public safety, the Recreation Department and the Prospect Public Library don’t have to be town residents, according to Town Attorney John Yarbrough’s interpretation of the…

Town, public works union agree to deal

PROSPECT — The town and the union that represents public works employees have agreed on a short-term contract. On Dec. 20, the Town Council approved the contract with Local 130-379…

Council seeks clarity on resident elector requirement

PROSPECT — When voters rejected all the proposed Charter revisions on Election Day, it left more questions than answers regarding one specific section of the Charter. The Charter states, “All…

Council members question mayor’s actions

PROSPECT — The actions of Mayor Robert Chatfield leading up to Election Day did not sit well with several Town Council members. There were five Charter revision questions on the…