The Board of Selectmen Monday voted to cut the hike in the transfer station fees for seniors to align with the increase for other residents. Seniors will now pay 50 cents more per 32-gallon bag of household garbage, instead of the $1.50 increase enacted by the selectmen in June. This raises the transfer station fee for seniors from $3 to $3.50, instead of the $4.50 fee enacted in June. Non-seniors are now paying $4.50 for transfer station tickets, up from $4.
"This is fair," said First Selectman Bill Brennan. He added the selectmen were unaware the fee hike enacted in June contained the $1.50 increase for seniors — while non-seniors received the 50-cent hike.