Town Manager's Report - June 5th, 2017

“It’s Time to Get Ticked Off”

Join Voices Against Lyme Disease CT and the Windsor Health Department for a free program June 17th, at Northwest Park, from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  The 2nd Annual “It’s Time to Get Ticked Off” program will include activities for the kids, lunch and presentations on Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses by a variety of experts and individuals sharing their personal stories. 

Register for the event by calling Bonnie Waterhouse at 860- 930-2446 or Sharon Enot in the Windsor Health Department at 860-285-1824.

 

Dog Licenses

June is dog licensing month and dog owners are reminded to purchase a new license by June 30th.   By state law, dogs six months of age or older must be licensed annually.  All dogs must be vaccinated against rabies and owners must submit a current rabies certificate to the Town Clerk’s office when licensing their dog.  The license fee for dogs that are neutered or spayed is $8 and the fee for dogs that have not been altered is $19.

 

As a reminder, a new service began last year that gives town residents the option of renewing their dog’s license on-line.   To learn more about on-line payments, please visit our website at www.townofwindsorct.com.

 

Of course, you may still purchase dog licenses in person at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) or by mail.  When applying by mail, please include a check made payable to the Town of Windsor and all certificates (rabies and neutered/spayed), and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Mail to: Town Clerk’s office, 275 Broad Street, Windsor CT 06095.

 

Dogs not licensed in June will be charged a penalty of $1.00 per month thereafter.   For information call 860-285-1902.

 

Pools Open June 17th

Summer Pool passes are available for purchase at the Recreation office or you can purchase your pool pass at Welch or Goslee pools starting June 17.  Summer pool passes are valid at either Goslee or Welch pool during any of the Open, Family or Lap swim hours.  Pool passes are $60 per family, $35 for an adult individual or $25 for a child or senior individual pass.  Both pools are open as of Saturday, June 17.  For more information call 860-285-1990.

 

Amtrak Rail Crossing Closures

As part of construction work related to the commuter rail project, there will be a number of impacts in the coming weeks.  Improvements to the East Barber Street crossing will require the street to be closed at the crossing from 7:00 p.m. on June 9th to 7:00 p.m. on June 12th.  The Bissell Bridge Boat launch will be unavailable during this time and the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection has also been notified.

 

Batchelder Road between the library driveway and Mechanic Street will be closed from 6:00 a.m. June 7th to the afternoon of June 16th. The road will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic as work occurs on the railroad bridge.

 

 

Police Department Training

As you know, the Police Department received a Police and Mental Health Collaboration grant through the federal Department of Justice.  In part, through the grant program, over 90% of our officers are trained in Crisis Intervention strategies.  Also, partnering with Community Health Resources, a mental health clinician has been embedded in the Police Department and is working with officers to assist with mental health calls for service. 

 

As part of its involvement with this grant, the department has been able to provide advanced Crisis Intervention and De-escalation training for officers, including the L.E.A.D.S., or Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies training.  This program provides officers with training on de-escalation techniques and conflict resolution methods in an effort to increase citizen and officer safety at active, high stress incidents.