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MAYOR BRONIN THANKS STATE LAWMAKERS FOR PASSING BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL ATVs

MAYOR BRONIN THANKS STATE LAWMAKERS FOR PASSING BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL ATVs
 
Hartford, Conn. (May 6, 2016) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin thanked state lawmakers for passing An Act Concerning the Penalty for Violations of a Municipal Ordinance Concerning the Operation of a Dirt Bike, All-Terrain Vehicle or Mini-Motorcycle (SB 463). This legislation, which passed with overwhelming support in the State Senate earlier this week, sailed through the State House of Representatives on Wednesday.
 
“Thanks to both chambers of the General Assembly for passing this important measure,” said Mayor Bronin, “and thanks to Senator Fonfara for his leadership and to the entire Hartford delegation for their support of this important issue.”
 
Under the bill, municipalities may regulate the operation and use of mini-motorcycles on public property and impose penalties up to the same limits applicable to dirt bike, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), and snowmobile ordinance violations.
 
In addition, municipal officers and employees may issue citations without first providing a written warning to individuals who violate a mini-motorcycle ordinance. By law, the same is true for citations concerning a dirt bike or ATV ordinance.
 
The bill also authorizes municipalities with a population of 30,000 or more to enforce ordinances concerning mini-motorcycle, dirt bike, or ATV operation by confiscating and destroying any vehicle used to violate them.
 
“In Hartford and other cities across the state, illegal ATV and dirt bike use is wreaking havoc and putting kids and families in danger,” said Mayor Bronin. “If enacted, this bill would give our police officers stronger tools to crack down on illegal ATV and dirt-bike use.”

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shutdown of the Rental Rebate Portal schedule for tomorrow Friday, May 6, 2016

To all renters rebate users:
 
I have just been informed that the OPM Portal will be offline for server upgrades tomorrow morning Friday May 6, 2016.
 
THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS TO THE RENTERS REBATE PORTAL TOMORROW BETWEEN 8:30 am AND 12:30 pm.
 
I apologize for the last minute notice.
 
Patrick

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STATEMENT: MAYOR BRONIN APPLAUDS STATE SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL ATV AND DIRT-BIKE RIDING

STATEMENT: MAYOR BRONIN APPLAUDS STATE SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL ATV AND DIRT-BIKE RIDING
 
Hartford, Conn. (May 3, 2016) — BACKGROUND: Today, the state Senate passed An Act Concerning the Penalty for Violations of a Municipal Ordinance Concerning the Operation of a Dirt Bike, All-Terrain Vehicle or Mini-Motorcycle (SB 463). Under the bill, municipalities may regulate the operation and use of mini-motorcycles on public property and impose penalties on them up to the same limits applicable to dirt bike, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), and snowmobile ordinance violations. In addition, municipal officers and employees may issue citations without first providing a written warning to individuals who violate a mini-motorcycle ordinance. By law, the same is true for citations concerning a dirt bike or ATV ordinance. The bill also authorizes municipalities with a population of 30,000 or more to enforce ordinances concerning mini-motorcycle, dirt bike, or ATV operation by confiscating and destroying any vehicle used to violate them.
 
In response, Mayor Luke Bronin made the following statement:
 
“Thanks to the state Senate for passing An Act Concerning the Penalty for Violations of a Municipal Ordinance Concerning the Operation of a Dirt Bike, All-Terrain Vehicle or Mini-Motorcycle. And thanks to state Senator John Fonfara for his leadership on this issue. In Hartford and other cities across the state, illegal ATV and dirt bike use is wreaking havoc on our streets and putting kids and families in danger. Currently, our laws are not strong enough to deter the continued illegal operation of ATVs on city streets. This bill would allow for confiscation of machines that are being illegally operated, giving police officers the ability to crack down on illegal ATV and dirt-bike use. I urge the state House of Representatives to join the State Senate in supporting this important public safety measure.”

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MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES KENEY GOLF COURSE WILL RE-OPEN ON MAY 1, 2016 GRAND RE-OPENING CEREMONY FOR KENEY PARK GOLF COURSE

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES KENEY GOLF COURSE WILL RE-OPEN ON MAY 1, 2016
GRAND RE-OPENING CEREMONY FOR KENEY PARK GOLF COURSE WILL TAKE PLACE IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAYOR MIKE’S FOUNDATION FOR KIDS’ ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT ON MAY 21, 2016; INAUGURAL HARTFORD WOMEN’S OPEN TO TAKE PLACE AT KENEY PARK GOLF COURSE ON JUNE 18-19, 2016; THE 85TH CONNECTICUT PGA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE HELD AT KENEY PARK GOLF COURSE ON AUGUST 23-24, 2016
 
Hartford, Conn. (April 29, 2016) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin announced that Keney Park Golf Course will re-open to the public on Sunday, May 1, 2016. He also announced that the grand re-opening ceremony for the golf course will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016, in conjunction with Mayor Mike’s Foundation for Kids’ annual golf tournament.
 
The 18-hole, par 70 golf course occupies 6,014 yards of Hartford’shistoric 700-acre Keney Park, located in the city’s North End. The first nine holes of the Keney Park Golf Course were finished in 1927, and the remaining nine were completed in 1930.
 
In 2013, the city closed the course after a contractor that had been operating it since 2009 allowed the course to deteriorate, failing to make required capital improvements. The contractor also cut down hundreds of trees without proper permission. This weekend, the course will reopen for the first time in three years.

“On Sunday, the Keney Park Golf Course will once again be open for business,” said Mayor Luke Bronin. “This beautiful, historic, and newly-restored 18-hole course should be a destination of choice for golfers throughout Hartford, the Greater Hartford Region, and beyond. I encourage golfers of all ages — and levels of ability — to come play one of the best courses in the state.”
 
Mayor Bronin also noted that the official grand re-opening ceremony for the golf course will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The ceremony will be paired up with the start of Mayor Mike’s Foundation for Kids’ annual golf tournament. Founded in 2009, the foundation pays tribute to the late Hartford Mayor Mike Peters and donates its proceeds to youth programs in the state’s capital city.
 
In addition, Mayor Bronin stated that the inaugural Hartford Women’s Open will take place on June 18-19, 2016. And the 85th Connecticut PGA National Championship will be held at Keney Park Golf Course on August 23-24, 2016.
 
Beginning on Sunday, May 1, 2016, tee times are available at Keney Park Golf Course (171 Windsor Ave., Hartford, Conn. 06095) beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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