1. Today is forecast to have a slight chance of showers after 9a.m. with patchy fog before that and otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 57, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight there’s a slight chance of showers and patchy fog after 9 p.m. or otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 46.
2. For those of you who have your washing machines hooked up to the town's drainage system you'd better find another place for your grey water. A storm water ordinance was approved by Land Use Committee Tuesday. The ordinance is required by state law and tied to the Clean Water Act of 1972. "We've already been taking care of things apart from an ordinance," said Public Works Director Steve Masalin. He said the ordinance is required by the state and gives municipalities leverage to remediate storm water violations such as when people connect their washers or septic system, etc., to Ledyard’s catch basins.
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3. Farmer Bob Burns is scheduled to appear in the country’s first reality show. Burns is heading to New York City to film an episode of People’s Court today. Burns said the case involves an incident that occurred last summer when someone lost control of his vehicle, went off the road and crashed into Burns’ garden and collided with his lawn mower.
Burns said the person helped repair damage done to the garden but has not yet reimbursed Burns $182.26 to replace the lawn mower. Burns said after filing his case in small claims court, representatives from the TV show called and asked if he’d appear on the show. The show is on at 1 p.m. on FOX and at 3 p.m. on WTIC in Hartford, and you can check the show's website for upcoming episodes.
4. Stitch and Dish and the Mad Hatters have partnered for a community Afghan project. They’re asking the community to donate 5 1/2-inch, 7-inch, or 10-inch knit or crochet squares. When enough are collected the group will piece them together and donate the product to a worthy cause. Donations are being accepted at both libraries.
5. The Finance Committee may possibly discuss how to spend money from the tonight (the item was tabled at the last meeting). The committee would like to allocate the money this way: $300,000 to General Fund—Fund Balance; $100,000 to CNR Fund--Police Facility; $50,000 to CNR Fund--EDC Commission; $50,000 to General Fund--Contribution to DB (defined benefit) Plan; $9,500 to General Fund--Contribution to DC (defined contribution) Plan; $50,000 to Healthcare Reserve Fund; $40,000 to CNR Fund--Building Upgrade Reserve; $25,000 to CNR Fund--Former Gales Ferry School Septic/Building Maintenance.