Grants Writer to Appear Before Mayor and Council and More This Week in Local News
Grants writer, Marlene Casey, on agenda for Monday's Mayor and Council work session.
There will be a work session of the Mayor and Council on Monday at 7 pm in the upstairs conference room of Borough Hall. Marlene Casey of Capital Alternatives, the Borough's grant writer, is on the agenda to speak before the Mayor and Council.
Casey is appearing to answer questions regarding grants that were available at the time that the United Water property was available to the town for purchase.
Mayor Ann Subrizi told Patch in December that at the same time that the United Water property was available for purchase, the town had inquired about securing grants for the $1.6 million Hirschfeld Brook flood mitigation project, but was advised by Casey that the grant money available had a short time frame and was required to be spent as quickly as possible.
Subrizi wanted to clarify the record regarding available grant money when the United Water property was available for purchase. Despite all that has been said by members of SOD at public meetings and on Patch, she said that when the town considered purchasing the property there was no guarantee that grant money was available for the purchase.
SOD has put forth that New Milford's bond writer, Marlene Casey, said that there were grants available for the purchase of the property in early 2011. Although, according to members of SOD, Casey said that the town would have had to finance the property through bonds before any grant money was realized.
In response, Casey told Patch in December that she did not want to make any comment about anything she reportedly said to SOD regarding the United Water property. Her reason being that "not one person" she has spoken to "got it right." Casey said that she will be making her official comment when she appears before the Mayor and Council at their January meeting.
"I'd rather say what I have to say [regarding the United Water property] and say it on the official record at the January meeting [of the Mayor and Council]," Casey said.
The Planning Board will have its reorganization meeting Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Borough Hall. On the agenda is a minor subdivision on Kastler Court.