This is it folks. We had our meeting with the Council on Tuesday night to report out where we were. I took the opportunity to ask them to cover the $13,000 in city services and we were declined. I followed up with “just” the police at $9,000 seeing as how they are overfunded every year and could easily absorb their own costs.
The Mayor said “NO”.
The Council made no motions so no attempt to change anything was made.
This is the end; with respect to all the increases in general, the costs for the city services now exceed the show itself. We are dictated to carry them as set by the town and they are not obligated to do anything to make it any easier for us despite the fact that they could.
All the checks I have are cleared of the accounts and I have more cash that was dropped off – we have basically $1,000 more to raise.
We have the “OK” to drop the check off on Monday morning as opposed to Friday at the close of business so that gives us the next four days.
We really need the funds in; I know many people like to write a check and mail it so if you need to do that today is the day. I need it to be deposited and cleared before Saturday so I can get a bank check to present to the town on Monday.
If you want to mail it please make it out and send it to:
Wallingford Fireworks Fund
c/o Jason Zandri
35 Lincoln Drive EXT
Wallingford, CT 06492
Other than that we do have a Paypal account to accept donations:
Additionally, donations can be dropped at Wallingford Lamp and Shade on Center Street.
We will be collecting at the Landfill and the Recycling Center on Saturday May 31st. from 8AM to about 1PM – you can swing by and drop your donations there as well.
See you at the finish line.