I haven’t blogged in over a week which is very unusual for me. It is not that I didn’t have anything to say, just no time to write. A number of things happened this week in Ledyard that I thought made good blog material so here they are in no particular order.
- Regionalization of local animal control facilities. - I read a Facebook comment from a resident in Ledyard who said that elected officials weren’t interested in what people think of the idea. As an elected official, I’d respond by saying of course we do but don’t assume your opinion is the only opinion we are hearing just because you speak louder or more publically on the topic. In the end, I don’t think it will be affordable for Ledyard but time will tell and all opinions are being heard.
- Ledyard Town Budget - Speaking of money, budget hearings begin for the Ledyard Town Council on March 10th and continue on March 17th and 24th. These meetings are held in the Town Council chambers (behind Town Hall) and run from 1:00PM until completion, usually around 6:00PM. Don’t wait until the week of the referendum in May to get involved. By then, It will be too late to make a difference.
Ledyard Farmers’ Market - I attended the market’s first meeting of 2015 last week. The season will begin on June 3rd and will stay opened until mid October instead of closing in September for the season as in previous years. I heard some exciting new ideas. With the support of town residents, it should be a wonderful year. You can visit the Ledyard Farmers’ Market new website to sign up for their newsletter so you can stay in touch with what is happening at the market each Wednesday. If you are involved with a community non-profit group, consider signing up for a spot
- Snowmen and Sledding – The first year for this event held at the Ledyard Middle School sledding hill, Jessica Helton from the Ledyard Parks and Recreation Department did an outstanding job with her small group of volunteers. Adults and children shared in the fun. The Town Council built their own snowman which was quite the challenge with icy snow.
- Do you have a BOLD IDEA for the Town of Ledyard? The Ledyard Town Council is always interested I hearing your ideas and suggestion son how the Town can work moe efficiently, improve services and better our community. Please email your BOLD IDEAS to council@Ledyard.org.
About the author: Linda Davis has been a licensed real estate agent in Ledyard CT for over 35 years. She has a long history of community service and currently serves as Chairman/Deputy Mayor of the Ledyard Town Council. Linda is the administer of the popular Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook and also teaches and speaks on technology, mostly for beginners. Linda can help with homes for sale in Ledyard as well as homes for sale in Eastern CT including, Groton, Mystic, Stonington, Norwich, Montville, New London, East Lyme, or Waterford.