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Bristol position funded despite questions

Bristol position funded despite questions

“You have to spend money to make money.” The old adage seemed to apply to the Bristol Town Council’s economic development discussion Monday, which focused on creating a new position that has yet to be defined. After a discussion that produced little conclusion, the council funded the new position, with its function and duties to

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Bristol revals due in April; 3% total drop anticipated

Even with some 2,000 homes in Bristol still considered to be “outliers,” meaning their newly assessed value is 15 percent higher or lower than its previous assessment, those involved with the revaluation process have a high level of confidence that the latest assessment is accurate. An ad hoc citizens revaluation committee is 95 percent confident

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Council attacks Explore Bristol

Bristol Town Council members took a couple swipes at Explore Bristol Monday night, hacking $30,000 from the group’s $50,000 request, and raising questions about the accounting and management of funds. Explore Bristol leader Michael Byrnes was not at the meeting Monday night, but responded to those questions and refuted the implications on Wednesday by saying,

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Investing in Bristol: Budget up almost $1M

Most Bristol departments would get their full spending requests for fiscal 2016 if the Town Council approves Town Administrator Tony Teixeira’s $49.6 million budget proposal. Mr. Teixeira’s proposal — about $900,000 more than last year’s $48.7 million budget — shows few significant cuts in department requests. Most departments would be fully funded in his proposal,

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Town takes closer look at neighborhood water woes

With snow from the barrage of winter storms piled high around Bristol, the Town Council and town Planning Board met jointly on Thursday, Feb. 12, to discuss how to handle water. But the discussion wasn’t focused on water that will inevitably come from the melting snow, but the water that runs from one neighbor’s property

Letter: Residents can have say on revaluation process

Bristol is conducting a “statistical update” of assessment for properties. This will provide a fair distribution of obligations for supporting the town of Bristol through real estate taxation. Last year’s job was defective, so we now repeat the process to get it right. Toward this end, the Town Council, administrator, treasurer and tax assessor have

Town Council fills Bristol boards and commissions

The Bristol Town Council continued to take care of its new year obligations at its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 7, complying with its duty to fill several town council appointed positions. Gregg Marsili, the sole applicant for the position of harbormaster, was unanimously re-appointed to the position. His application for re-appointment came with the recommendations