Town Manager's Report - May 15th, 2017

The Shad Always Returns

The 52nd Annual Shad Derby Parade and festivitiesare scheduled for this Saturday, May 20th.  Activitieson the town green including games, food, drink and informational booths beginning at 9:00 AM and concluding by 4:00 PM. The parade will step off from Windsor High School at 11:30 AM.  Motorists can expect detours around the center of town during the celebration and along the parade route. For detailed information visit windsorshadderby.org.

 

Keeping Your Heart Healthy

A 2-day “Keeping You and Your Heart Healthy”program will be held at town hall, May 23rd and May 25th from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.  A registered dietitian will cover several health/nutrition related topics. For adults age 18 and over. Free cholesterol screening offered and a light dinner will be served. This program is free, but pre-registration is necessary by calling 860-285-1824.

 

Town of Windsor Memorial Day Observances

The Town of Windsor Public Celebrations Committee is proud to announce that the 2017 Memorial Day Parade Marshal is US Navy Veteran and Windsor resident Ray Thomas.  Thomas served in the United States Navy from 1960 until 1982. He made one Mediterranean cruise in 1962 and participated in the Cuban blockade in late 1962.  After attending Radioman “B” school, his next duty station was on the USS Midway CV-41 in Alameda, California, and he was there from 1964-1966. He then served at a Communication Station in Puerto Rico from 1970-1973. After a short period in Scotia, NY, Thomas’s last tour was on the USS Suribachi AE21 in Earle New Jersey.  He made one more Mediterranean cruise in 1981 and retired after 22 years of service in 1982.

 

On May 29th a ceremony will be held at the Elm Grove Cemetery located in Poquonock beginning at 8:00 AM followed by a ceremony at Veteran’s Cemetery at 9:00 AM.  Following the ceremony at Veteran’s Cemetery, the Memorial Day Parade will proceed to Windsor Town Hall via Poquonock Avenue for the Parade Marshal’s address.  The parade usually arrives in the center of town between 9:45 AM and 10:00 AM.  The 10:00 AM ceremony at town hall will include a special flag ceremony performed by members of Boy Scout Troop 149. 

 

Any Windsor veterans, scout troops or other community organizations wishing to march in the parade should meet at the corner of East and Pleasant Street between 8:30 AM and 8:45 AM to assemble. 

 

In case of rain, there will be one single ceremony in the Town Hall Council Chambers at 10:00 AM.   Detailed information on Windsor’s Memorial Day observances can be found on the town’s website at www.townofwindsorct.com.  Contact Enita Jubrey at 860-285-1835 with any other questions.

 

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Windsor residents have the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the MDC Water Pollution Control Facility located at 1222 Poquonock Avenue from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

 

Acceptable items include pesticides, lawn and pool chemicals, gas, kerosene, antifreeze, driveway sealer, cleaning products, florescent lights and mercury thermometers.  Detailed information as well as alternate dates in neighboring communities is available on the MDC website at: themdc.com.

 

Response to Councilor Govoni’s May 1st inquiry regarding tick control

At the last council meeting, Councilor Govoni inquired about the ability and cost to treat for nuisance ticks. The Health Department reports that in order to control for ticks an adulticide would need to be sprayed. This treatment would help eliminate the ticks as well as mosquitoes for a short term duration of approximately 30 days. For example, the cost for one spray application in the area of the town center river trail would be approximately $3,500.