To the editor,
One of the major issues that Connecticut residents face is the fiscal health of their local government. Residents of Woodbridge can be confident that our town administration manages our income and expenses carefully. As a result, we enjoy an AAA bond rating, the highest possible which enables the town to borrow, when necessary, at the lowest market rate.
Anthony Genovese, our Administrative Officer/Finance Director, annually earns awards for his effective management and precise accounting of the town’s finances. Our annual tax increases have been low, our bonding restrained, but we have nevertheless been able to finance a replacement for our 70 year old firehouse, a desperately needed public works garage, and a renovation of Beecher Road School.
Our administration has saved us substantial sums by converting town buildings from oil heat to natural gas and won a significant grant that will enable the town to establish its own micro grid, saving additional sums. Other grants include $200,000 for the Pease Place playground; $500,000 for upgrades for the old firehouse; and $500,000 for paving and sidewalks at Beecher Road School.
The tax increase for fiscal 2015-16 as of this writing is a modest 1.96% and could be even lower depending on developments over the next month.
First Selectman Ellen Scalettar and her team have worked hard over the last two years to ensure that Woodbridge residents get the most for their money. I support her reelection along with the entire Democratic slate of candidates. Please vote for them on Monday, May 4, 2015.
David S. King