BRISTOL - The City Council has selected Eagle Environmental Inc. of Terryville as the environmental contractor for the Memorial Boulevard School renovation project.
Eagle was awarded a contract for $39,905. It will provide services including analysis of regulated materials and design services for the conversion of the former school building into an intradistrict arts magnet school.
Before the council meeting, as the Joint Board - City Council and Board of Finance - was preparing to adjourn, Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu played a video of highlights from the recently concluded Mum Festival.
Several members of the Mum Festival Committee and the Exchange Club, which helps sponsor the event, were in attendance and Zoppo-Sassu had them stand and be recognized.
“This past festival had excellent weather and quality vendors and went beyond expectations,” said Zoppo-Sassu. “We can’t attach a value to the extent that this event is a marketing piece for Bristol. We’re all looking forward to 2019 and having another high quality festival that defines our city.”
During the Joint Board meeting, Comptroller Diane Waldron reported that tax revenues were coming in as expected this quarter. However, building permit fees and investment were coming in higher.
“It was a difficult year, with a lot of state revenues not coming in like we budgeted for, but as things currently stand, we will likely end the year with a slight surplus,” she said. “Auditors should be coming in by the end of the month and their report should be available by mid-December.”
As its meeting began, the council honored Tom Mazzarella of Mazzarella Media with the first Bristol All Heart Award. He helped the police produce their lip sync challenge video, set to John Fogerty’s “Centerfield.” The video was played during the meeting, drawing laughter and applause.
“This is another piece of our marketing puzzle,” said Zoppo-Sassu. “We want people to feel good about where they live and work and you did a fantastic job.”
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.