Open Space, Road Bonds on Johnston Town Council Agenda

The Johnston Town Council is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 pm at Johnston Municipal Court.


At tonight's Johnston Town Council meeting, councilors are expected to consider two bond items totalling $5 million to repair roads and preserve open space.

Tonight's session is scheduled to begin at 7 pm at .

According to tonight's agenda, which is attached to this article, the council is expected to vote on adding a $4 million bond item to the November ballot "for the design and construction of roadway improvements" at various sites around town.

The second bond item, valued at $1 million, would provide funding to the Johnston Municipal Land Trust to purchase land and preserve it as open space.

Town Councilors are also expected to set the town's schedule of collecting taxes in fiscal 2013, including the $24.75-per-$1,000 levy for residental property, which . Johnston's $59.22-per-$1,000 tangible property rate and car tax levy of $41.46 per $1,000 will also remain the same.

And in a further update to the — following this spring's — the town council is scheduled to award the bid for installation of a new boiler at the police station.

Joseph Hutnak July 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Hi Bobby: The amount of road bonds is $4 million, and if I'm not mistaken, the cost for police is reimbursed by the contractor. Typically, the contractor takes out a bond at their expense to pay the town if the company fails to complete the project, for example. You should probably report instances like the one you're alleging to the police department or the mayor's office.
Robert "Bobby" Giarusso July 10, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Sorry, Joe. I accidentally deleted my previous comment when I tried to reply. You are correct about the $4million being for road repairs. My previous comment said $5million.


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