A Referendum on the Way in West Hartford?

According to an article today in the Hartford Courant, the West Hartford Taxpayers Association (WHTA) is about 400 signatures away from forcing a referendum on the recently adopted town budget. While I understand the concern that property taxes will rise by approximately 6.6% for all West Hartford homeowners, I don’t believe cutting the budget is the way to go. West Hartford draws and retains residents because of the perception of excellent services and the public

West Hartford Electronics Recycling Day- May 5

From the Hartford Courant on April 12, 2007… West Hartford town officials announced an electronics recycling day on Saturday, May 5. Residents who have old household electronic equipment they want to dispose of can recycle the items at no charge. Recycling will take place at the town’s public works facility at 25 Brixton St. from 9:00am to noon. Residents can recycle the following items: computers, monitors, printers, cell phones, televisions, video-cassette recorders, copiers, fax machines,

West Hartford Taxes

This past Thursday evening I attended the Town Council budget hearing at town hall. The hot topic was the recent property revaluation and new mill rate. It was well attended, I would say over 60 people showed up, even though it was Holy Thursday and Passover. By my observation, the majority of people were long time West Hartford residents, living in the town anywhere from 25-50 years. Several of the residents that spoke were from