Town Manager's Report - May 7th, 2018
Windsor Receives 2018 Main Street Award
The town has been selected by the Connecticut Main Street Center as one of seven recipients of the 2018 Main Street Award of Excellence. The award recognizes the town’s multi-year effort to set the stage for transit-oriented development in Windsor Center.
The Main Street Center acknowledges the town’s success in facilitating redevelopment of the Mechanic Street area in partnership with CIL Development, developer of First Town Square condominiums at 33 Mechanic Street, and Lexington Partners, developer of Windsor Station Apartments.
The award will be presented at an awards event on June 4th in Danbury, Connecticut.
Win Wag Photo Contest Begins May 3rd
You’re invited to participate in the Win Wag Photo Contest sponsored by the Town Clerk’s Office to raise awareness of dog licensing month in June. The photo contest is free and open to Windsor residents. It began as of midnight on May 4th and will end at noon on May 18th. The winning entry, determined by online public voting, will be awarded with the #1 dog license tag. See contest details on the town’s website at townofwindsorct.com.
Windsor Police Cadets – Best Overall Post
For the second year in a row, the Windsor Police Cadets were awarded 1st Place for “Best Overall Post” at Law Enforcement Stations Day, a competition held at the Municipal Police Academy in Meriden, CT on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
A number of our cadets also earned individual recognition in a range of events.
Over thirty posts from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York competed in this year’s event.
Wide Variety of Shad Derby Events in May
May 11, 2018
· Shad Derby Blood Drive sponsored by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce on May 11th from 1:30 PM to 6:45 PM at 261 Broad Street. Please register online at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-Red-Cross. Walk-ins are welcome.
· The Windsor Jaycees will present their annual Sheila Schmidt Family Fishing Derby for kids at Washington Park at 18 Lennox Street from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Fishing poles and bait provided. Refreshments will be served at this free event. For more information visit the Jaycees website at windsorjaycees.com.
· The Windsor Garden Club will present its annual Garden Mart Fundraiser on the Windsor Town Green from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. They will have a variety of perennials, shrubs, herbs, ground cover and house plants. For more information, call 860-688-7145.
· The Kiwanis Shad Derby Golf Tournament will be held from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Keney Park Golf Club. Check in is at 12 noon. For more information or to register for this event please visit windsorkiwanis.org and click on the Golf Tournament button. The cost is $135 per golfer.
· The Windsor Lions Spring Arts & Crafts Fair will be on the town green from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM featuring 110 artisans from all over New England. Free admission and food and refreshments available for sale. Application for a booth space is available at: e-clubhouse.org/sites/windsorct/index.php or windsorshadderby.org.
Shad Derby Festival and Parade
The Annual Shad Derby Parade and festivitiesare scheduled for this Saturday, May 19th. 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 and arrive on the town green at approximately 12 noon. Motorists can expect detours around the center of town during the celebration and along the parade route. For detailed information visit windsorshadderby.org.
Bloomfield Ave Sewer Line and Repaving Projects
The MDC is planning on ‘relining’ a sanitary sewer line in the segment of roadway roughly between Mountain Road and Addison Road.
CT DOT is planning on repaving the entire length of Bloomfield Avenue from Route 75 to the town line west of Marshall Phelps Road. The majority of paving work is being planned to take place in the overnight hours.
Windsor Paving Program
The town will be undertaking the first phase of its annual paving program this week. DPW crews have been replacing catch basin tops and making the streets ready for upcoming pavement improvements.
The first phase of the paving program will involve milling 2” of old pavement off of the street and laying down 2” of new pavement in its place. We expect the milling portion of the work to begin on Wednesday May 9, and to last approximately one week.
The paving operation is anticipated to begin during the week of May 14th and to last about a week. The streets scheduled for paving are determined by their condition, location, amount of traffic and other factors. The streets in this first phase include areas of Pioneer Drive, Stagecoach Road, Meakin Drive, River Street, Mayflower Road, Kennedy Road, Box Turtle Lane, Stonehenge Road, Ravine Road, Sand Hill Road, Cobblestone Way, and Macktown Road.
The remaining phases of the CY 2018 pavement rehabilitation program will be carried out during the summer and fall months. Flyers notifying residents of the upcoming paving have been distributed to households within the project areas.