Bill Butterly is running for a third term as First Selectman of the Town of Woodbury.
Butterly, the unaffiliated candidate, produced the following list of his accomplishments over the past three and a half years for the media, as well as a list of things he says are in the works or need to be accomplished.
- Open Door
- Welcome letters and informotion pocket for new Woodbury citizens courtesy of First Selectmen and Town Clerk
- Saturday office hours for constituents during budget season
- Strong constituent service – calls returned, some day when possible, and followed up with whatever action needed
- Instituted system for annual
- Updated all job descriptions, some for the first time in 20 years
- Created a chain of command within each deportment
- Public Works – hired o new and experienced director (who remapped the town’s snow plow routes)
- Land Use – returned to staffing the office with a full-time planner rather than “as needed” contractor. Hired a Zoning Enforcement Officer to assist planner and building official.
- Library – hired new director and combined positions of director and assistant director
- Senior Center – Extended director’s hours, a move which mode collaboration with other personnel possible, resulting in the creation of What’s On in Woodbury (WOW).
- Public Safety – Hired another trooper rather than a new town officer, resulting in substantial savings
- Assessor – Revamped the office to include one full-time assessor and one full-time office administrator
- Used unused existing grant money to insulate, ventilate and point the interior of the Old Town Hull, making it usable for more activities
- Authorized the building of a walkway from the library to the Boyd Building, making it possible for a wheelchair to go from the parking lot of the Shove Building to the Boyd Building.
- Three new parking spaces created near Town Clerk’s office
- All basements cleaned out with more thon a ton of paper shredded
- Eagle Scouts beautified the fountain area by Shove Building
- Lead paint removed and Gallery exterior repointed
- Copper roof installed on library
- Experimenting,with ventilation of Senior Center attic in an attempt to prevent ice damming
- In the process of creating driveway to allow access to the lower level of the Senior Center: important because of access to storoge area and for septic system maintenance.
- Hollow Park pavilion repaired and repainted
- North Green bandstand repaired and repainted
- Installed long requested water line on North Green
- Public Buildings Committee working to compile list of capitol needs
- New telephone system installed in all buildings
- Provided Park Dept. with equipment so fields could be upgraded “in-house”
- Sprinkler system installed on Hollow Park soccer field
- Other new equipment purchased includes a highway sweeper, a chip truck, a grader, a 10-wheeler, a drone, a traffic counter to control speeding, an Animal Control vehicle, and use of the old fire marshol vehicle as a town vehicle
New committee appointed resulting in first successful revision in 2O years.
STILL TO BE DONE
- Obtain better access to Three Rivers Pork or demolish the born.
- Improve the Route 6 and 317 intersection by getting rid of the stripes and establishing a dedicated left turn lane with arrow to turn into south driveway of town complex. Working with state on this now.
- Improve air conditioning system of building housing the Police Department and book store to reduce excessive humidity.
- Work with Public Building Committee to finish capital needs inventory.
- Work to establish on Economic Community Development Commission via ordinance.
Source: Bill Butterly
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