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CITY OF HARTFORD OFFERS QUARTERLY REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS TO ELIGIBLE SENIOR CITIZENS

(June 15, 2015) City Tax Collector Marc Nelson announced today that the City of Hartford’s Elderly Tax Credit program has been amended for FY 2016 to allow eligible senior citizens to pay their annual real estate tax in quarterly installments rather than semi-annual installments. The City Council approved the change earlier this year.

City Councilman Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr., said, “I have been personally championing this change for many years and I am happy and honored that, with the help of the Administration, the Tax Collector, and our City Assessor, we’ve been able to help our seniors by offering quarterly tax bills – it’s simply the right thing to do.”

“This change will be a great help for Hartford’s senior citizens who meet the income requirements of the Elderly Tax Credit Program. By breaking the annual tax into smaller payments, eligible seniors will be better able to manage their payments, but more than that –the change will result in fewer delinquencies and fewer real estate tax liens being filed each year,” said Nelson.

The City’s Elderly Tax Credit Program is administered by the City Assessor’s office. The annual application period is February 1st through May 15th. For more information contact the City Assessor’s Office at (860)757-9640.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

You are invited to a

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING 

PROJECT NO.         63-696

INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT MAPLE, JEFFERSON, RETREAT AND MAIN STREETS

TO BE HELD: June 22, 2015 at 6:00PM in the Hartford Public Library’s Center for Contemporary Culture, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT.

Residents, business owners, commuters, and other interested individuals are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss this project in the City of Hartford 

PLEASE JOIN US ON

June 22, 2015

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CITY OF HARTFORD PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

PROJECT NO. 63-678

Construction of a roundabout at Park Terrace, sigourney and russ streets

TO BE HELD: June 15, 2015 at 6:00PM in the Center for Contemporary Culture,
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT.
 

Residents, business owners, commuters, and other interested individuals are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss this project in the City of Hartford 

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JuNE 15, 2015

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Andrew McHugh

Civil Engineer

City of Hartford

Office Phone: (860) 757-9993

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MAYOR SEGARRA APPLAUDS UNANIMOUS APPROVAL OF MUNICIPAL IDENTIFICATION ORDINANCE

(June 9, 2015)Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra announced that City Council unanimously approved an ordinance establishing a municipal identification program that would facilitate access to city services, programs and benefits for all Hartford residents, regardless of race, age, gender, arrest or conviction record, citizenship status or sexual orientation. The Hartford photo identification card will allow residents to apply for services such as supplemental nutritional programs, access to the City’s health clinic which is free for the uninsured, food vendor licenses, as well as access to ancillary benefits such as opening bank accounts, applying for housing and employment and greater access to local cultural institutions.

“I applaud the council for their support and I thank all the organizations and individuals who stood behind this program. A municipal identification card will have a positive social and economic impact in our City,” Mayor Segarra said.

"We are thrilled to learn that the City of Hartford has approved the creation of a municipal identification card that will be available for all of its residents.  Our IDNYC program has been an incredible success, and we were happy to share our lessons with Hartford at a recent Cities United for Immigration Action Conference last month.  Cities across the country are sending a strong message that immigrant integration is critical to their success -- when Washington fails, cities must act," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“The municipal identification program is now a law in the City of Hartford. This is an important step to ensuring residents have access to essential city services and can participate in the local economy,” said Council President Shawn T. Wooden.

“Having photo identification is a basic tool that helps people through routine, but essential tasks like opening a bank account. The Hartford municipal ID card gives every Hartford resident an opportunity to establish identification,” said City Councilman Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr.

"Allowing Municipal ID holders access to some of the city's top cultural institutions will not only help to bring thousands of Hartford residents out of the shadows, it also will enrich the lives of these residents and in doing so enrich the city's immigrant and native-born communities," said Juan Hernandez, District Leader of 32BJ SEIU. "We commend the mayor and the council for enacting this program, as well as the forward-thinking institutions that are taking part, and we will encourage our members to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity."

Many community leaders representing a wide range of agencies and organizations contributed input while the proposal was being developed and expressed support for the program, including 32BJ, the ACLU of Connecticut, the Greater Hartford Central Labor Council, the West Indian Social Club, the Commission of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs, the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, the Working Families Organization, Catholic Charities, Hartford Public Library, South Park Inn and Journey Home.

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