BERLIN — Three new ordinances were passed at this week’s town council meeting, all allocating funding for town services.
Two ordinances, one for the purchase of fire vehicles and another for the purchase of a new truck wash bay, were passed unanimously. The town estimates $800,000 for the fire vehicles and an additional $500,000 for the truck wash bay.
“We know we need to replace some fire apparatus...and I know in the long run we’re replacing some badly aged fire vehicles with new ones and I think we’re even saving a couple trucks in the whole deal,” Mayor Mark Kaczynski said at Tuesday night’s meeting. “It’s something we need to do for the town and for the fire department to keep them safe.”
The third ordinance, also passed unanimously, appropriated $2.6 million in funding for bridge improvements in town.
During Town Manager Arosha Jayawickrema’s report, Jayawickrema said the council should begin thinking about preventative measures against the coronavirus. This would include a possible partnership with the Central Connecticut Health District.
“Central Connecticut Health District will work with the town to talk about just common sense stuff,” he said.