Shad Derby Festival and Parade
The Annual Shad Derby Parade and festivities are scheduled for this Saturday, May 20th. There will be activities on the town green including games, food, drink and informational booths beginning at 10:00 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. For detailed information, visit windsorshadderby.org.
Motorists can expect detours around the center of town during the celebration and along the parade route.
On Monday, May 29, 2023, the town will hold several ceremonies in observance of Memorial Day. The first 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. 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 Windsor scouting.
This year’s Parade Marshal is Deacon Arthur L. Miller. He is an author, radio, and former television host, Viet Nam era veteran and veteran civil rights worker. Deacon Miller is the retired owner and president of A. Miller investments. Miller was ordained for the Archdiocese of Hartford in 2004. He recently retired as the director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministries.
In case of rain, one single ceremony is held at 10:00 AM in the Town Hall Council Chambers. Contact Enita Jubrey at 860-285-1835 with any questions.
National Public Works Week
I’d like to extend my thanks and appreciation to our public works and engineering department for all that they to keep us safe, maintain our facilities and infrastructure, as well as work to beautify the community.
The men and women of these departments are on call 24 hours a day – year in and year out – no matter what the weather conditions.
They are responsible for a wide array of activities and services that touch our lives each and every day. Not only do they maintain well over 160 miles of roads ways, they also take care of:
- 90+ miles of sidewalks
- 95 acres of grass turf
- 27 athletic fields and hundreds of acres of open space
- over 3,000 storm drains and 100 miles of drainage pipes
Our dedicated employees help support multitudes of community events such as setting up polling locations and maintaining community centers and buildings that range in age from 150 years old to newly renovated ones.
Thank you to each member of our public works and engineering team for working in partnership will all of our fellow departments – with you we are a much stronger and vibrant community.
Paving Schedule 2023
Approximately 22 roads or 7.4 miles of road will be repaved this summer and fall. DPW’s drainage crew has been replacing and repairing storm drains along these roads in preparation for the pavement to be milled. Staff also checked the condition of drainage pipes under the roadways using video equipment to see if any repairs are needed prior to repaving. Each year, staff contacts the various utility companies to look out a few years in an attempt to coordinate our paving schedule with any work they might have planned.
This year there will be 2 phases of work. The first starting later this month through June. The second set of roads are scheduled for August. A listing of road sections is posted on the town’s website under the Department of Public Works or can be viewed by clicking: https://townofwindsorct.com/app/uploads/2023/05/CY2023-Paving-Program-Roadway-List.pdf.
Building Safety Services has gone live with the OpenGov online permitting software. Staff has worked over the past several months with the vendor to migrate and build out the platform.
To use all the services and features the online portal offers, users need to register and create a user account. Users can log on and work on the permit over a period of time. Information is saved after each visit so users can pick-up where they previously left off. Important documents can be uploaded and fees are automatically calculated. Users can complete the transaction with a credit card payment, personal or bank check. Once the permit is submitted, users can log on and track its progress. A history of all transactions are kept in the users account.
Computer kiosks are available in the Building Safety Department so that applicants can apply for a permit in person. Individuals can also call 860-285-1960 for more information and assistance.
Riverfront Recapture Walks
Riverfront Recapture will be holding community walking tours beginning at 100 Meadow Road in Wilson on May 20th at 9:00 AM and on May 24th at 6:00 PM. The walk will be approximately 60-90 minutes at a moderate pace on grass and dirt surfaces. Free parking is available onsite. For more information go to https://riverfront.org or contact Martha Conneely at 860-713-3131 ext. 316.
Help protect your furry friend with a rabies vaccination! A rabies clinic will be held on May 20th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Simon Foundation located at 120 Rescue Lane, Bloomfield, CT. The clinic is open to Windsor, Bloomfield and Hartford pet owners. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. Sick animals will not be vaccinated based on a veterinarian’s discretion. Proof of previous rabies vaccination (rabies certificate) is required for a three-year rabies vaccination. Otherwise, animals will receive the one-year vaccination. Please call the Windsor Animal Shelter at 860-219-9832 with any questions.
Windsor Police Cadets – Best Overall Post
Please join me in recognizing the Windsor Police Cadets for their outstanding achievements at Law Enforcement Stations Day, a competition held at the Municipal Police Academy in Meriden, CT on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
Team awards received were as follows:
Acting Sergeant Ryan Levine
Cadet Jazmin Torres
Cadet Captain Sophia Louison
Cadet Jazmin Torres
Senior Cadet Jacob Rendock
Cadet Sergeant Grace Levine