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Selectmen vote to join anti-herbicide group

FALLS VILLAGE — After a presentation from Bruce Bennett of the Housatonic Herbicide Working Group, the Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to join the HHWG at the board’s Monday, April 10 regular meeting.

The HHWG, with members in Cornwall, Kent, Falls Village, North Canaan and New Milford, is focused on environmental and human health concerns relating to the Housatonic Railroad’s use of herbicides along the train tracks. The group is calling for an immediate stop to the use of an herbicide, Method 240, which according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a “high potential” for reaching surface water if there is runoff and for several months after application.

The annual town meeting will be Friday, April 21, 7 p.m. at the Emergency Management Center.

On the annual town meeting agenda: To receive, review and act upon the Annual Auditors Report for the fiscal year 2022-2023; to receive, review and act upon the report of the offices of the Town of Canaan; shall the Town of Canaan approve an appropriation of up to $27,500 from Reserve Account 1705336856 for painting of the Town Hall; shall the Town of Canaan approve an ordinance allowing for the appointment of a Town Treasurer; any other business that might properly come before the meeting.

The town budget meeting will be May 22, 7 p.m.

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