Town Manager's Report - May 21st, 2018

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Windsor residents have the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the MDC Water Pollution Control Facility located at 1222 Poquonock Avenue from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

 

Acceptable items include pesticides, lawn and pool chemicals, gas, kerosene, antifreeze, driveway sealer, cleaning products, florescent lights and mercury thermometers.  Detailed information as well as alternate dates in neighboring communities is available on the MDC website at: themdc.com as well as the town’s website at http://www.townofwindsorct.com/announcements.php?id=621.

 

 

Town of Windsor Memorial Day Observances

The Town of Windsor Public Celebrations Committee is proud to announce that the 2018 Memorial Day Parade Marshal is Windsor resident Dennis Guay.  

On Monday, May 28th a ceremony will be held at the Elm Grove Cemetery located in Poquonock beginning at 8:00 AM followed by a ceremony at Veteran’s Cemetery at 9:00 AM.  Following the ceremony at Veteran’s Cemetery, the Memorial Day Parade will proceed to Windsor Town Hall via Poquonock Avenue for the Parade Marshal’s address. The parade usually arrives in the center of town between 9:45 AM and 10:00 AM. The 10:00 AM ceremony at town hall will include a special flag ceremony performed by members of Boy Scout Troop 149.

Any Windsor veterans, scout troops or other community organizations wishing to march in the parade should meet at the corner of East and Pleasant Street between 8:30 AM and 8:45 AM to assemble.

 

In case of rain, there will be one single ceremony in the Town Hall Council Chambers at 10:00 AM.  Detailed information on Windsor’s Memorial Day observances can be found on the town’s website at www.townofwindsorct.com.  Contact Enita Jubrey at 860-285-1835 with any other questions.

 

Reminder June is Dog Licensing Month

This is a reminder that June is dog licensing month and we are celebrating with the annual Win Wag Photo Contest!  50 Windsor dogs entered in the contest sponsored by the Town Clerk’s Office.  Online voting begins May 22nd.  Go to the town’s facebook page @townofwindsorct to see photos of all 50 dogs, or go to the town’s website at townofwindsorct.com for the link to the facebook site.  One dog and one puppy with the most “likes” will win.  Voting ends at noon on May 25th.  You can vote for as many dogs as you like as often as you like.   

 

Street Paving Schedule

Street repaving is expected to start later this week.   Contractors are anticipated to start work in the Strawberry Hills neighborhood from mid to late week.  This includes portions of River Street.

 

Crews will then move over to the Kennedy Road area to complete a number of side streets off of Kennedy Road as well as the portion of Kennedy between Mayflower and Pierson Lane.

 

Motorist should expect some delays in these area.

 

National Public Works Appreciation Week

This is National Public Works Appreciation week. I’d like to acknowledge and extend my appreciation for all of the efforts of Public Works and Engineering staff. These efforts range from landscape beautification to keeping our public spaces and roadways safe throughout the year.

 

Emergency Medical Services Week

May 20 – May 26 is National EMS week. I’d like to thank members of the Windsor Volunteer Ambulance for their work throughout the year and would like to acknowledge Windsor police officers for their role as emergency medical responders as well.