All budget questions were approved. Unofficial results as follows:
|No. 1||SHALL THE TOWN OF HEBRON APPROVE A FY 2021-2022 BUDGET OF $36,404,479 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE BOARD OF FINANCE?||YES 495
|No. 2||SHALL THE TOWN OF HEBRON APPROVE A FY 2021-2022 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BUDGET OF $858,143 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE BOARD OF FINANCE?||YES 523
|No. 3||SHALL THE BUDGET OF $30,351,341 FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 8 PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM (RHAM) FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2021 TO JUNE 30, 2022 BE APPROVED?||YES 495
|TOTAL YES 846 (Hebron 495, Andover 124, Marlborough 227)|
|TOTAL NO 427 (Hebron 276, Andover 88, Marlborough 63)|
|No. 4||SHALL THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BUDGET OF $299,500 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 8 BOARD OF EDUCATION (RHAM) FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2021 TO JUNE 30, 2022 BE APPROVED?||YES 500
|TOTAL YES 858 (Hebron 500, Andover 129, Marlborough 229)|
|TOTAL NO 410 (Hebron 269, Andover 80, Marlborough 61)|
As was the case last year, because of COVID related concerns, the Hebron Green Committee will not be holding a group clean-up day for Earth Day this year. However, all is not lost! We are still encouraging Hebron residents to (safely!) do your own clean up in your neighborhood or a street or road of your choice that you think really needs it. We have arranged for our Public Works Department to put a dumpster at Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday, April 24th and 25th, so any trash collected can be brought there. If clean recyclables can be collected separately and recycled, that’s great, but we realize roadside items may not be real clean, so they may have to be thrown in the trash. However, the most important thing to keep in mind if you’re going to do this is to do it SAFELY! That means wear gloves and a brightly colored jacket or vest, and don’t walk too close to the road. Ideally do it with a friend or relative who can help keep an eye on traffic. Finally, if you send a picture of your clean up effort to the Green Committee (email@example.com), we’ll choose one at random for a free pizza from one of Hebron’s great pizza emporiums. So let’s all use some of our pent up energy and get out there to help make Hebron a little greener this Earth Day!
Hebron Green Committee
Applications for property tax abatements are available to Hebron residents. There is a Town Ordinance that defers property taxes when those taxes exceed 8 percent of total household income from any source.
For example, if the total household income from any source totals $30,000, the property tax liability would be capped at $2,400. The abatement would be for any property taxes that exceeded $2,400. The abatements would apply to the upcoming tax year beginning July 1.
Under the ordinance, taxes that are abated would be repaid when a property is sold or transferred through probate. Abated taxes would accrue at an interest rate which is significantly less than what is charged for delinquent taxes (18 percent). The interest rate is currently 1.5 percent and is reviewed annually by the Board of Selectmen.
Persons who are interested in the program can request an application by calling the Town Manager’s Office. Applications will be mailed upon request. Call (860) 228-5971 for more information. The application deadline is June 1.
The Town of Hebron Water Pollution Control Authority is beginning the Pump Station Upgrades that were voted on and approved in last year’s referendum. The construction award was granted to Holzner Construction and should be completed within eighteen months. Engineering and Construction Administration will be provided by Wright Pierce. The stations included in this phase are Old Railroad and Raymond Brook that are located on Route 85, Millstream which is on Kinney Road and lastly Wellswood. As part of Phase 1 design, new generators will be added to all the pump stations except Amston Lake where a new generator was installed only a few years ago. We expect that construction inconvenience should be minimal through the construction process. If you have any questions, please call the Town of Hebron Public Works Department at 860-228-2871.