Granby approves curbside waste and recycling pickup


GRANBY, Mass. (WWLP) – Granby voters on Monday approved a $363,041 Proposition 2 1/2 Override that will fund Town-wide curbside solid waste and recycling. According to Granby Town Clerk Kathy Kelly-Regan, the override will result in an increase of .63 cents per $1000 of assessed value to property taxes.

Kelly-Regan said waste pickups would occur every week. Recycling collections would be every other week. The measure passed with 643 yes votes to 587 no votes.

Granby voters also re-elected Select Board member Louis Barry. Barry had 496 votes. Challengers Pamela Desjardins and Kyle Nobes received 388 and 316 votes respectively.

Robert Sheehan, Jr. won the only other contested race. Sheehan was elected to the Granby Planning Board with 642 votes to opponent Glenn Sexton’s 394 votes.

There were four ballot questions beside the Override. Granby voters decided to keep the Town Treasurer an election position. The Tree Warden, Recreation Commission and Commissioner of Trust Funds will all become appointed positions.

Kelly-Regan said voter turnout was 29%.

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