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Transfer station fees increase July 1

NORTH CANAAN —Transfer station fee increases will go into effect July 1,  it was reported at the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Monday, May 2.

Increased costs associated with imminent closure of the MIRA trash-to-energy facility in Hartford and the resulting decision to contract with MIRA for transporting the town’s waste out of state for disposal, resulted in the higher rates.

First Selectman Charles Perotti said new stickers will be available at the transfer station. Rates increased to $90 from $75 for residential, to $50 from $40 for seniors over age 62 and to $130 from $125 for commercial users.

New signs in the works

Selectman Christian Allyn reported that local high school student Dylan Deane is creating and installing four welcoming directional signs at key points in North Canaan in fulfillment of his Eagle Scout project. Deane is the son of longtime North Canaan residents Miriam and Walter Deane.

Proposed locations for the new signs are: one to be placed in the vicinity of the Gingerbread House, another to the south along Route 7, another to the north and east near Green Acres, and one along Elm Street.

Deane is presently seeking state Department of Transportation (DOT) approval to install the new signs, usually a lengthy process, according to the selectmen.

After he obtains DOT approval, Deane’s next responsibility will be to pursue funding to accomplish manufacture and installation.

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