Town Manager's Report - October 16th, 2017

Leaf Collection Program Starts on Monday October 23

Windsor’s 2017 leaf collection program will begin on Monday, October 23 and will end on Friday, December 15.  During this eight-week period, your leaves will be picked up on the same day as your trash pick-up.


Residents must place their leaves at the curb in 30 to 40 gallon paper leaf bags. Leaves may also be placed in similar-sized containers that are labeled with a “Leaves Only” sticker that can be easily identified by the driver (i.e., sticker facing the road). Residents can obtain these stickers at town hall or at the Windsor Transfer station (formerly known as the landfill).


In Windsor, the transfer station accepts residents’ leaves at no charge and uses them to produce compost. Leaves must be clean and must not contain other items that will compromise the quality of the mulch that will be created. These items include grass clippings, branches, or other items.


If you choose to self-haul your leaves to the transfer station, there is no charge during this period for dropping off clean loads of leaves (no contaminates or plastic bags).  The transfer station accepts leaves Monday and Friday from 8:00 AM -2:45 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM – 2:45 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM.  The Windsor Transfer Station is closed on Thursday and Sunday and is located at 500 Huckleberry Road. For more information, please call the landfill scale office at 860-285-1833.


Night of 1001 Pumpkins

This Friday, October 20th is the annual Night of 1001 Pumpkins event from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the LPW Community Center. Enjoy a ride on a mechanical pumpkin, bounce house, a maze, a photo booth, pumpkin carving and arts & crafts.  There will also be a pumpkin decorating contest for all ages with prizes at this free event. Donuts and apple cider will be served. For more information about this Recreation sponsored event, call 860-285-1990.


Creatures of the Night

Take an evening trip to Northwest Park for their annual Creatures of the Night event from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, October 21st.  Take a guided tour on an adventure to find the creatures that are active in the night.  While walking along the illuminated trails, you will meet up with “animals” that speak on this special night.  It won’t be spooky or scary, so bring the family for a night of nature and fun!  Treats and other activities provided.  Registration is required. $3.00 (Windsor residents), $5.00 (non-residents).  Children two and under are free.  For more information on this Northwest Park sponsored event call 860-285-1886.


Nightmare on Broad Street

First Town Downtown and Windsor Federal Savings invite you to Windsor Center on Tuesday, October 31st from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for some ghoulish treats and fun at Nightmare on Broad Street. Windsor businesses will be giving out treats to the youngsters and more at this free event.  Broad Street will be closed to traffic.  For more information call 860-688-5715.


Windsor Bridge Builders

The Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for its 2017 Windsor Bridge Builders Awards.  Nominees can include students, faith and community organizations, neighbors or local businesses who have worked toward greater diversity in Windsor.  Anyone of any age may fill out an official nomination form.  Nomination forms and information can be obtained from the Town of Windsor website link at nomination form, Windsor Public Libraries, Windsor Chamber of Commerce, and Town Clerk Office or any Human Relations Commissioner.  Nominations are due by Wednesday, November 1st.  A reception will be held in their honor on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM in Windsor Town Hall in the Council Chambers.