Town Manager's Report - April 3, 2023

FY 2024 Proposed Budget
The Town Council will be reviewing the Town Manager’s proposed FY 2024 operating budget through the month of April.   There will be formal opportunities to provide public comment at the budget review meetings on April 24 and April 26.   The Town Council is expected to adopt a proposed budget on April 26th and to set a budget referendum for May 9, 2023.   The full budget can be found at


Multifamily Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program
There will be a Multifamily Housing Rehabilitation Grant program workshop on April 4th at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall in the Ludlow Room. You may attend in person or virtually.  The program aims to stabilize and preserve the quality and availability of affordable rental housing throughout the Town of Windsor. It also seeks to address deferred maintenance and distressed rental properties.

The program offers small grants to address various building and life safety code repairs in affordable rental properties that have two to four units. This assistance will match the applicant’s dollars in the form of a matching rebate up to $10,000 per unit to improve rental units.

To see if you are eligible, to register, or to see more information on the workshop, please go to


International Drive
The International Drive paving project will begin on April 17th and will last for up to six months. Throughout the project, sections of the northbound lanes will be closed. During these periods, traffic flow in both directions will be maintained, with northbound traffic being directed to the southbound side of International Drive. Closures of the northbound lanes shall be limited to a total roadway length of 1000’ or the distance between median breaks, whichever is shorter. Access to abutting properties will be maintained throughout the project.  No traffic is planned to be detoured down Rainbow Road.


Route 159  Median Replacement  
The State funded project to replace the medians on Route 159 in Wilson between Route 218 and the Hartford city line has begun.   The work will include the removal of existing curbing and brick pavers.   New curbing and stamped concrete with a brick pattern will be installed.  The median width will generally remain the same.

At times there may be traffic delays due to the construction work. We ask that motorists be patient and take precautions as they approach and travel through the work zone.   Work is expected to last through the summer.


Wilson and Deerfield Earth Day Community Cleanup
Let’s celebrate Earth Day! Take pride in our community and come join us on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 AM – 12 noon at Sharshon Park (Skitchewaug Street). We will be picking up litter and debris to help Wilson be a more walkable, beautiful neighborhood.  Feel free to bring a team with you. Water, gloves and clean up materials will be provided for all volunteers. Rain Date is April 29th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. To sign up, please go to the town’s website at For questions, please call Flavia Rey DeCastro at 860-285-1985 or send an email to


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

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023, Windsor Library, 10 AM – 1 PM – 12yo+
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023, LP Wilson Community Center, 4 PM – 7 PM, 6mo+

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


CT Renters Rebate Program
The CT Renters Rebate Program is now open for applications through October 1st.

State law provides a reimbursement program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. Persons renting an apartment or room or living in cooperative housing or a mobile home may be eligible for this program! Please note that this is not an entitlement program.

The Windsor Social Services department will complete Renters’ Rebate applications by telephone for qualifying Windsor seniors and disabled renters. Tenants of the Windsor Housing Authority should also contact us to apply for this program.

For more information, contact the Social Services Department at 860-285-1839.


National Public Health Week
April 3-9, 2023 is National Public Health Week, recognizing the critical contributions of public health that are important to improving our communities and nation.

I would like to recognize the tireless efforts of our full and part-time employees, volunteers, and interns in our health department who have worked to provide exceptional services to our community. The past few years caused many of us to pause and adapt our lifestyles due to COVID-19, but this group of dedicated employees never paused and never flinched. Rather, they took on incredible challenges with determination and teamwork, from quarantines to contact tracing, providing accurate information and reassurance to the community, they exemplified what it means to be essential. On top of staffing/hosting over 140 clinics and administering over 10,000 vaccines, this group ensured food safety, conducted community health programs, gave health screenings, and much more.

I thank them for their expertise and determination in keeping our community healthy.