April 1, 2019
Chamber of Commerce Auction
The Windsor Chamber of Commerce’s auction will take place on Friday, April 5th from 6 PM to 11 PM at Maneeley’s Banquet Facility in South Windsor. The proceeds from this event will help support First Town Downtown, the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank and the Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $45 per person. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to make a donation, please call 860-688-5165.
Metropolitan District Commission Summer internship
The Metropolitan District Commission is offering a paid internship/summer employment program for high school students from member towns called the “Learn and Earn” program. This program is designed to expose high school students to the public water and sanitary sewer treatment industries. I’ve provided this information to the school superintendent and Windsor High School administration so they can identify interested students. Applications must be made through the local high school and completed by May 1st.
The street sweeping program has begun. It is expected that the sweeping will be complete by mid-June, weather permitting.
This year, the sweeping will begin in the Rainbow, Walden Meadow and Prospect Hill neighborhoods. The order of the neighborhoods to be swept changes each year so that one neighborhood is not always swept first or swept last. Please see the town’s website for the planned order at https://townofwindsorct.com/public-works/2019-street-sweeping-schedule/.
Metropolitan District Commission Repairs
The Metropolitan District Commission started work today to replace 2 pressure valves on Prospect Hill Road. The first valve was scheduled to be completed today. Work on the second valve is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2nd.
The Metropolitan District Commission set up a traffic pattern that allowed the waterline work to be done in a safe manner, unfortunately there were delays and detours during the course of the day.
The traffic pattern on Tuesday will be one-way alternating. I appreciate the residents’ patience while the Metropolitan District Commission completes the repair work.
Eagle Scout Project Along River Trail in Windsor Center
An eagle scout candidate, James Farooque, has begun work on installing fitness, or exercise stations, along a portion of the town’s center river trail/walk. There will be approximately a half dozen stations with various configurations. As part of his project planning, James has been working closely with Tom Hazel, our Inland Wetlands Agent / Environmental Planner.
I look forward to James, his fellow troop members and community volunteers completing the project and enhancing the river trial which is a highly used community amenity.
Town Forester Retirement
I’d like to thank Jim Govoni for his dedicated commitment to the town. I wish him well in his retirement after 38 years of service with the town’s Department of Public Works.