Town Manager's Report - June 4th, 2018

Dog Licenses

June is dog licensing month and dog owners are reminded to purchase a new license by June 30th.   By state law, dogs six months of age or older must be licensed annually.  All dogs must be vaccinated against rabies and owners must submit a current rabies certificate to the Town Clerk’s office when licensing their dog.  The license fee for dogs that are neutered or spayed is $8.00 and the fee for dogs that have not been altered is $19.00.

 

As a reminder, residents have the option of renewing their dog’s license on-line.   To learn more about on-line payments, please visit our website at www.townofwindsorct.com.

 

You may also purchase dog licenses in person at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) or by mail.  When applying by mail, please include a check made payable to the Town of Windsor and all certificates (rabies and neutered/spayed), and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Mail to: Town Clerk’s office, 275 Broad Street, Windsor CT 06095.

 

Dogs not licensed in June will be charged a penalty of $1.00 per month thereafter.   For information call 860-285-1902.

 

Pools Open June 16th

Summer Pool passes are available for purchase at the Recreation office or you can purchase a pool pass at Welch or Goslee pool starting June 16.  Summer pool passes are valid at either Goslee or Welch pool during any of the Open, Family or Lap swim hours.  Season passes are $60.00 per family, $35.00 for an adult individual or $25.00 for a child or senior individual pass.  Both pools open Saturday, June 16.  For more information call 860-285-1990.

 

Amtrak Work at Hayden Station Road Crossing

At the end of last week Amtrak informed us they would be undertaking repair work at the Hayden Station Road rail crossing this week. The planned work includes a full closure of the street and will take approximately the entire week to complete.

 

On Friday we used social media to inform the public as to this activity and to seek alternate routes.

 

Commuter Rail Improvements

Work to construct a new passenger loading platform on the east side of the rail tracks directly across from the existing train station has started.  The platform will allow passengers to load and discharge from rail cars utilizing the soon to be installed 2nd track. 

 

The platform itself will be roughly 11’ wide and 120’ long.  It will be made of concrete and have a handicap access ramp on the south end.  Decorative fencing similar to the current style will be installed along the east edge of the platform.

 

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is finalizing plans to install a ticketing vending machine near the platforms area later in the summer.  

 

Wayfinding signs directing train patrons to the town-owned parking lot on Mechanic Street will also be installed by the DOT in the coming weeks.  Permanent signage will be erected in late summer.

 

The town owns the parking lot area immediately along the east side of the tracks. During construction, the 16 public parking spaces will not be accessible.  This may cause inconvenience for patrons of the Art Center and the employees working in the office building at the end of Central Street.  Access to the Mechanic Street condos will remain open during construction. Once construction is complete, the 16 parking spaces will be available to the public as well as rail patrons.