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    Mayor's Monday Message

    Dear Friends,

    New Hill library branch

    I was delighted on Saturday to join throngs of well-wishers as we cut the ribbon on the Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library at 303 Washington Avenue in the Hill. We were joined by Courtland’s family members, many from the Board of Aldermen and our state delegation and a great turnout from the Hill community. City Librarian James Welbourne and his staff and Michael Morand and the Patrons did an outstanding job in bringing this project to fruition, including mounting a highly successful $1 million fundraising effort that will build on the bricks and mortar investment by the City and state. This new branch is the first built in the City since the mid-1960s and restores much needed library services to the Hill. We are especially excited that this branch will be the first with wireless technology. I am also pleased note to note that the library, with increasing funding in this new fiscal year, has expanded the downtown hours of operation to six days a week. We will be open on Fridays for the first time in four years, and open four nights a week, instead of two.

    Balanced budget & new budget director

    The City of New Haven ended the 2005-2006 fiscal year with a balanced budget and the highest tax collection rate on record – 98.53%. This is the 11th consecutive year that the City has improved its ability to collect taxes, bringing in more money for the betterment of our city. Our new budget director for the City of New Haven will continue this positive trend. Lawrence D. Rusconi is a New Haven native, and has experience both in New Haven city government and in the private sector, having advised and provided professional services to 75 state and local government agencies. Larry was Controller and Treasurer for the City until 1983, when he left to begin a 23-year career in private practice which led him to the positions of Partner and Managing Director in two firms.

    Let's take a look at the week ahead:

    Wednesday, September 20

    Greater New Haven Development Roundtable

    8:30-9:30 a.m.

    New Haven Library, Main Branch, 133 Elm St.

    Frank Pelliccio will demonstrate the features of Guidezilla, a free online event planning tool, to kick off a series of discussions about planning special events. To register for this free workshop, go to www.guidezilla.com/nhfpl or call 946-7431.

    The Magic of Getting What You Want

    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    New Haven Library, Main Branch,133 Elm St.

    Motivation expert Ruth Lambert introduces effective techniques for assessing what you want and offers advice on how to turn your dreams into reality. To register for this free workshop, please go to www.guidezilla.com/nhfpl or call 946-7431.

    Thursday, September 21

    United Way Kick-Off

    5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

    New Alliance Bank, 195 Church St.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo will kick off this year's United Way Campaign at a reception hosted by NewAlliance Bank.

    Using Software to Help Your Business

    5:00-6:30 p.m.

    New Haven Library, Main Branch,133 Elm St.

    Ben Coppolella, author, and CPA, will demonstrate how to use accounting software QuickBooks for business accounting functions, including tracking income, customers, expenses, vendors, employee, and payroll taxes. To register for this free workshop, please go to www.guidezilla.com/nhfpl or call 946-7431.

    Friday, September 22

    Barnard Students visit Yale School of Forestry

    10:00 -11:00 a.m.

    Yale School of Forestry, 205 Prospect St.

    Sage Hall, Bowers Auditorium

    Students from Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School will visit the Yale School of Forestry for a talk with New York Times Environment reporter Andrew Revkin about the Arctic and climate change.

    Thanks for reading my Monday Message. I hope you have a happy and healthy week.

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.

    Mayor


    [9/17/2006]

    The new Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch library in the Hill is the first to also have wireless technology.
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    The new Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch library in the Hill is the first to also have wireless technology.

    Lawrence Rusconi, new budget director
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    Lawrence Rusconi, new budget director


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