North Branford Patch: What's new at North Branford Town Hall?
Bonnie Therrien, interim town manager: The 2013-2014 Budget Documents have gone to the department heads, so now starts the busy budget season. The Town Council has asked for a zero expenditure budget so we will be working on different scenarios for the elected officials to look at during their deliberations in early spring. Department budgets are due to me Jan. 25.
North Branford Patch: What's something residents need to know?
Bonnie Therrien: Although Mayor Candelora already mentioned this in his round of questions, it is important for me to reiterate that single stream recycling starts the week of Jan. 21. The new barrels (brown for household trash, blue for recycling) will be delivered the week of Jan. 14 on the same day that your trash is picked up. Everyone’s refuse pickup day will remain the same. Recycling will now be so much easier as you can put everything into your blue barrel without sorting the recyclables. Help us and the town save money by recycling more and more of your items.
North Branford Patch: What's your New Year's resolution?
Bonnie Therrien: I hope to assist others with getting through some difficult times in their lives and then those people will pay it forward.