North Stonington voters OK funding for flood repair, parking lot

North Stonington - Residents voted through several administrative items at a town meeting Monday night, including the appropriation of about $900,000 to wrap up repairs left over from the floods of March 2010.

An additional $280,000 was appropriated for improvements to the Town Hall parking lot, which has been a work in progress since some stone wall erosion was discovered after the opening of the new Town Hall Bridge last year. And $625,000 was appropriated for long-awaited repairs to the Hewitt Dam.

Residents also approved $112,500 for costs associated with the refurbishment of a volunteer fire company engine, as well as $160,000 for a sewer study of major arteries that run through town, including Routes 2 and 184 and Interstate 95.

The town also accepted a $48,975 Comprehensive DUI Enforcement Program grant for fiscal year 2014, as well as a strip of land located in Nardone Estates as described in a warranty deed.

Finally, old language that gave responsibility of the appointment of a tax assessor to the Board of Finance was eliminated to align with state statutes and labor laws. Both the tax assessor and tax collector will now be appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

- Anna Isaacs

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