Town Manager's Report - August 7th, 2017

Solar Eclipse Event Monday, August 21

The Windsor Library is hosting a Solar Eclipse event on the Town Green Monday, August 21st.  Looking directly at the sun during a solar eclipse (even partial) can cause serious eye damage; therefore, we will have 500 pairs of solar viewing glasses to keep our eyes safe before we look up. In Connecticut, the partial eclipse is expected to start at 1:25 PM, max coverage will be at around 2:45 PM, ending at around 4:00 PM.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic, including bag lunches, and blankets/chairs.

Additionally, the library will televise the NASA Livestream of the total solar eclipse throughout the day as it makes its way across the United States.


Volunteer Fair

Please join us for our Volunteer Service Fair on Wednesday, August 9 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Main Library.  Learn more about volunteer opportunities with civic organizations and non-profits from Windsor like the Jaycees, Windsor Garden Club, and the Food and Fuel Bank. There also will be several regional organizations like the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.


Police Officers' Ball

On September 16th from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, the Windsor Police Department will be celebrating its 75th anniversary with a Police Officers' Ball at the Marriott, 28 Day Hill Road. Tickets are $75.00 per person for this black tie optional dinner dance. All proceeds will benefit the Windsor Food and Fuel Banks and recreation summer youth programs. For ticket information, call 860-688-4545 x516


Eversource Tree Trimming

Contractors for Eversource will be conducting tree trimming and tree removal work starting late this summer lasting through the fall in the following areas of town:


·         Windsor Center

·         Plymouth Road Area

·         Deerfield Road

·         Wilson and the Matianuck Avenue corridor from Rood Ave south to White Rock Drive


If trees are on private property, the power company is required to make contact with the property owner prior to doing work. 


Public Works Department Assessment Study

The consulting group working on the assessment and evaluation of the Department of Public Works is expected to provide staff preliminary findings and analysis during the week of August 14th.  This delivery date is later than originally planned due to a change in the consultant’s assigned team.  


The consultants have interviewed department members, observed field operations, reviewed administrative procedures and have completed best practices and benchmark comparisons as part of the work to date. 


Staff expects the final report to be delivered the week of September 4th.   At that point, we will work to schedule a presentation by the consultant.