Here are the highlights of Mayor George Apel's report to the Town Council on Tuesday.
• In recognition of Municipal Clerk's Week, the mayor read aloud and presented a proclamation to Town Clerk Bernice Dixon and Assistant Town Clerk Karen Daigle recognizing their work over the years.
• Fire Marshal Ray Walker has suspended the issuance of open burning permits indefinitely as the potential for wild fires remains high because of excessive winds. Apel said if the area gets excessive rain on Sunday, the suspension could be lifted. It will likely remain if the winds pick back up, Apel said.
• The federal Environmental Protection Agency has begun a plan to clean up the Precision Plating Corp. land at 1050 Hartford Turnpike. The land has been littered with industrial waste for years and is considered a Superfund site by the EPA.