Funding measures earn council approval

The following funding measures were unanimously approved by the Monroe Town Council on Tuesday, May 29.

  • An allocation of $130,000 for compliance with the state’s MS-4 general permit. Issued by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the MS-4 general permit requires a town to take steps to ensure stormwater is clean before it enters bodies of water such as rivers, lakes and streams.
  • An allocation of $75,000 to create an emergency-repair fund, approximately $20,000 of which went to remedy broken septic and wastewater systems at Great Hollow Lake.
  • A transfer from surplus of $125,000 to the assigned fund balance, to be used for small capital expenditures during the upcoming fiscal year.

Going forward, line items will be included in each year’s budget for the latter two expenses, said First Selectman Ken Kellogg, adding that this will enable the town to better plan for unanticipated expenditures in the future.

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