Subject: Referendum, Town Meeting, Events and Donation Opportunities
From: "Masino, Susan A."
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 11:04:43 -0400
CC: "Masino, Susan A."


Due to technical difficulties J I am sending this email on behalf of Keep the Woods.


Good news! 


The Town of Simsbury Board of Finance, Board of Selectman and Planning Commission have taken the final steps to ensure that we can VOTE on the regular Election Day ballot, November 7th.  The new financing arrangement makes it much easier for the town to finance the property without a large bonding up front, and provides more time to secure state and federal grants. 


All the latest news stories, a lead editorial written in the Hartford Courant, and a description of the details of the new financing arrangement can all be found or linked to from our new updated homepage:  Note that there will be an important Town Meeting on October 17th.  More details to follow. 


Keep the Woods has a major booth at Septemberfest this weekend in Simsbury.  Please visit to help out and lend your support!  Take advantage of our Keep the Woods Challenge Grant and Matching Business Donations Grant awarded to Farmington River Watershed Association.  The money from both of these initiatives will go toward the land preservation.  If you own a business in Connecticut you are eligible for the FRWA matching monies and a 60% tax credit for your donation.  Call them at 658-4442 for more information.


IMMEDIATELY, we are cranking up our fundraising and efforts to get out the YES vote.  Many of you replied to indicate that you will vote yes.  In addition to donating, we need each of you to identify as many YES votes as possible, ASAP.  Please do one of three things immediately:


1.  Reply to this email with the names and addresses of any other voters (friends, relatives neighbors, colleagues) that you know are committed to voting yes.  Send in your yes vote and any other voters in your house ASAP if you have not done so already.  Give a few people a call who you think are supportive, confirm their vote, and send in their name and address. 

2.  Send an email to your list of contacts in Simsbury and ask them if they plan on voting yes, compile a list from the replies, and send in to us; OR

3.  Email your contacts this information so they can log their support in electronically:


Send a short email note to as many people as possible and add some brief details about the project - drinking water quality, scenic rural character, permanent public access to trails, etc., and ask them if they plan on voting yes.  If anyone has questions, have them call our dedicated phone line and we will return their call within 24hours.  760-6281.



Septemberfest!! September 8,9,10.  Look for KTW booth in a prime location.  Bring the kids to our fun activities and toys!

TODAY!!  Landscaping for Wildlife Garden Party:  September 9, 1-4PM.  This is a unique and unusual event. Many experts will be there.

Archaeological Hike - September 16th, 9:30, Town Forest Park

Tariffville Village Festival, September 23rd, 10AM-4PM.



Community meeting:

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 PM Flamig Farm.  Only about a month before Town Meeting!


Thanks for your support, and for identifying the support of others ASAP!


Susan Masino, on behalf of
Keep The Woods!

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