Town Manager's Report - January 17th, 2017

Community Conversation on Policing

Residents are invited to join Police Chief Melanson and members of the Windsor Police Department for a Community Conversation on Policing scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the town hall council chambers.


The discussion will focus on providing residents a better understanding of police work, increasing communication, and engage community members while discussing the department’s overall philosophy and approach on policing. This is a free event. 



Budget Workshops Begin February 2nd

The first of three budget workshops concerning the preparation of the 2017 - 2018 budget will be held Thursday, February 2nd from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Windsor Town Hall Council Chambers.  The meeting is planned to be an informal and interactive gathering that will provide residents with an opportunity to hear an overview on the upcoming fiscal year 2018 budget process.


Additional budget workshops are scheduled to take place March 2nd and March 28th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at town hall.


We are once again partnering with the League of Women Voters and CTVotes organizations to offer three community budget forums beginning in April and continuing until the budget referendum in May.  The dates, locations and times of these forums vary to accommodate the schedules of all residents and are listed in the winter edition of There’s a lot to do in Windsor magazine as well as the town website.  I will keep you updated as the dates draw near.  For more information call 860-285-1835.



Town Hall Meeting with Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin

On January 23, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Windsor residents are invited to join in a conversation with Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin to discuss “Our Capital City’s Future.”  The meeting will be held in the Town Hall Council Chambers.  With downtown residential units filling up, UCONN opening a new campus, and commuter rail service set to begin in 2018, Hartford is a city with lots of potential.  But Hartford is also facing a significant and urgent budget crisis, with a deficit of $50 million next year and even larger deficits projected in the years ahead. This is a chance for residents to talk directly with Mayor Bronin about both the opportunities and the challenges facing our Capital City.  For more information, call 860-285-1800.



Income Tax Consulting for Seniors

Income tax consulting for seniors begins Monday, February 2nd andwill be held every Monday and Thursday through April 6th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Windsor Senior Center. (No appointments for February 20) Seniors can get the advice they need to fill out their federal and state income tax returns from trained AARP volunteers. Bring your 1099 and W/2 forms together with a copy of last year’s tax return. This is a free service, but appointments are necessary and available spots fill quickly.  Make an appointment by calling 860-285-1992.



Special Election Set for February 28

Governor Dannel P. Malloy by special writ has ordered a Special Election for Tuesday, February 28, 2017 to fill a vacancy in the 2nd State Senatorial District due to the resignation of Senator Eric Coleman.  The 2nd State Senatorial District comprises voting Districts 1 through 6 in the Town of Windsor.  Any registered voter residing in Districts 1 through 6 is eligible to vote in the Special Election.  Absentee ballots for the Special Election will be available in the Town Clerk’s Office beginning Friday, January 27, 2017 through Monday, February 27, 2017.