Town Manager's Report - February 6, 20203

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
The Windsor Health Department will host COVID Vaccine Clinics in partnership with the DPH/Griffin Hospital VAX Van in February on:

  • Friday, February 17, 2023, 330 Windsor Avenue, 10:00 AM – 1 PM, and 12 year olds+
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023, LP Wilson Community Center, 4 PM – 7 PM, and 6 months+

No appointment is needed. This clinic is a walk-in clinic and recipients should bring their vaccine, insurance cards and ID with them.


Town Clerk’s Office Annual Marriage License Tradition Continues
The Town Clerk’s office is offering free marriage licenses on Tuesday, February 14th in honor of Valentine’s Day for any couple wanting to get married in Windsor within the next 65 days. This is an annual tradition which began in 1962 by Town Clerk, George Tudan.  To obtain a free marriage license, couples are required to make an appointment with the Town Clerk’s office. Both parties must be present for the appointment and need to bring photo identification. In addition, each couple will be eligible to win a beautiful gift basket filled with assorted gift items, which have been donated by our generous local Windsor merchants.

For those who wish to marry on Valentine’s Day, a Justice of the Peace will be available all day; however, prior arrangements must be made with the Justice of the Peace. For details, call the Town Clerk’s office at 860-285-1902 or visit the Town of Windsor’s website at


Elderly and Disabled Persons Tax Relief Program for Homeowners
Applications for Elderly Homeowners tax relief are being taken in the Assessor’s office and will be accepted until May 15, 2023. To be eligible for both the state and local program, you must be at least 65 years of age by December 31, 2022 or totally disabled per the Social Security regulations. You must also own and occupy your home and meet income requirements. For the state program a one person household can earn up to $40,300 and if married the income limit is $49,100.

In addition to the state program, the town also offers a local program. All taxpayers that qualify for the state program will automatically qualify for the local program.  However, if you do not qualify for the state program, you could still possibly qualify for the local program.  The income limit is $55,400 per household. For more information please contact the Assessor’s office at 860-285-1817.


Food Scrap Drop-off Program
The Town of Windsor now offers a residential food waste drop-off program at the transfer station. This drop-off program is voluntary and available for free to all residents. Transfer Station permits are not required to participate in this program.  As of today 166 households have signed up.  If you are one of the first 500 households to sign up you’ll receive a small reusable waste container and compost bags.

You can collect your food scraps at home, bring them to a designated location at the Windsor Transfer Station and they will be hauled to a commercial composting facility to be turned into nutrient-rich compost.

For more information on this program, go to, or contact the Transfer Station at (860) 285-1833.


Snow Tubing Trip
To help you keep the classic winter tradition going of finding that perfect sledding hill – the Recreation Department is offering a snow tubing trip to Powder Ridge on Saturday, February 18, from 11:15 AM to 4:15 PM.  This program is open to persons of all ages.

The fee is $45 per person and includes transportation and a tubing ticket.

For more information, please visit or call the recreation office at 860-285-1990


Friends of Northwest Park Events and Programs  
An exciting presentation about the Secret Lives of Owls will be held on Saturday, March 11th, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Northwest Park.

This program will include a trail hike and inside discussion with Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation. This is your chance to be only a few feet away from a Northern Saw-Whet Owl, an Eastern Screech Owl, a Barred Owl, a Barn Owl and a Great-Horned Owl! Discover the extraordinary features of owls,

Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Park. Recommended for ages 8 and above. Preregistration needed. Call the Nature Center at 860-285-1886 for registration.


Experience Maple Sugaring with out leaving Windsor
Friends of Northwest Park are once again offering free sugarhouse demonstrations Learn how raw sap is boiled and produced into maple syrup

Demonstrations are held each weekend starting in February until March 19th    Visit the town’s website for more information on times at


Budget Information Meeting
On Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 6:30 PM, town staff will host an informational meeting on the FY 2024 budget process.  Town Manager Peter Souza will provide an overview of key issues and opportunities facing the town leading into the preparation of the proposed FY 2024 town budget.   The meeting will be held at Windsor Town Hall in the Ludlow Room from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.