Town Manager's Report - October 2nd, 2017

Citizen’s Academy

Just a reminder that the Citizen’s Academy will begin on October 5th at 7:00 PM at the town hall.  Those that are interested should contact Enita Jubrey at 860-285-1835.

 

24th Annual Lion’s Club Fall Arts & Crafts Show

Make plans to attend the 24th Annual Lion’s Club Fall Arts & Crafts Show on October 7th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on the Windsor Town Green. The green will be filled with arts & crafts booths of all types. No entrance fee. Food and beverages will be for sale. Crafters can call 413-297-2470 to reserve a booth space.

 

Animal Shelter Open House

There will be an open house of the new Animal Shelter at 970 Marshall Phelps Road this Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.  The new animal shelter will feature 10 runs for dogs, a small cat room, an office and bathroom for the animal control officer, a laundry room, an exterior exercise area with agility equipment and a small swimming pool for dogs to play and for potential adopters to get to know the animals. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Town Manager’s office at 860-285-1800.


Railroad Crossing Closings

The following Windsor railroad crossings will be closed to through traffic to accommodate roadway paving:

Meadow Road Railroad Crossing:  Work will begin on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 6:00 a.m. and continue through Wednesday, October 4th at 3:00 p.m.

Island Road Railroad Crossing: Work will begin on Thursday, October 5th at 7:00 a.m. and continue through Saturday, October 7th at 3:00 p.m.  Batchelder and Central Streets will be open during this time.

 

Department of Transportation Traffic Control Updates

Town staff has contacted the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) to get updates on two items Councilmembers have raised previously.

 

The first relates to pedestrian safety at the intersection of Route 218 and Matianuck Avenue.  The DOT is in the process of completing designing improvements to the existing traffic signal to install pedestrian safety measures.  It is expected the work will be completed prior to the end of the year.

 

The second update relates to the request for no parking signs on Route 159 in the vicinity of Wilson Avenue.  The State DOT reports they are evaluating the request and an administrative decision is anticipated in several weeks.

 

Fundraising for Windsor Food and Fuel Banks

I’d like to acknowledge and thank the Kiwanis Club for once again conducting the annual Kiwanis Club Canoe Race on the Green this past weekend to support the Windsor Food and Fuel Banks.  All together, the event gathered 2,497 pounds of food and $5,620 in donations.

 

In addition, many individual groups such as the Windsor Woman’s Club, Boy Scouts, Clover Street, JFK and Sage Park Schools helped raise funds and donated food.

 

I would like to also acknowledge the efforts of all town employees for their annual participation in this special event.  This year, town employees donated 173 pounds of food and $4,437 in donations received via fundraisers and individual donations.

 

This is the 9th year that town employees have participated, and in that time, they have donated more than $32,000 in donations and hundreds of pounds of food.