Plymouth Town Hall will open by end of the month

Published on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 12:25


PLYMOUTH – Town Hall will open by the end of the month, Mayor David Merchant informed the council at their Tuesday meeting.

Merchant said that although he plans to have town hall re-open soon, some precautions will still be taken.

“We’re only going to have one or two people in at a time and we may take temperatures at the door,” he said. “We plan on continuing to hold town meetings on Zoom; there’s no point in asking for a problem.”

While the town’s walking trails and Lake Winfield remain open, Merchant said that the Memorial Park Playground remains closed. He plans to have it re-open sometime later this summer.

“We were concerned that kids were leaving school and going there in big groups,” he said. “When schools are out, things will be different.”

Terryville High School will have a drive-thru style graduation next Thursday. Merchant said that some pre-recorded speeches will also be shown as part of the event.

The town will also be auctioning off the public works equipment on a government supplies website. Merchant said that this equipment includes older vehicles that are no longer being used.

Another truck was donated to the International Operating Engineers Union’s local mechanical apprenticeship program.

The Plymouth Registrar’s Emergency Plan was also approved. Merchant explained that each year the town is required to come up with contingency plans for if a flood, tornado, power-outage or other problem were to occur on Election Day.

“It is a general plan for what happens and what to do to keep moving forward,” he said.

The Plymouth town council also voted to extend their 25-year agreement with the Bristol Resource Recovery Facility (BRRFOC) for collection of hazardous waste materials. The agreement was set to expire this year and was renewed for another 25 years. Several other local towns are part of this agreement, including New Britain, Bristol, Southington and Plainville.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 12:25. Updated: Wednesday, 3 June 2020 12:27.