In accordance with the CDC's updated recommendations, the Town of Windsor is revising its indoor mask policy due to the recent uptick of COVID-19 cases.
Face coverings are now required for all individuals in all town facilities regardless of vaccination status.

Town Manager's Report - August 2, 2021

2021 Pavement Management Program
The second of third milling and paving phases are currently in progress. Roads that are being done in this phase include Rainbow Road (Poquonock Ave. to High St.), Bayberry Circle, Rainbow Creek Drive, Brookside Circle, Brentwood Lane, Holly Circle, Eastview Drive, Juniper Road, and Farmstead Lane. Public works staff has completed repairs to drainage structures on those streets. The milling phase of the work was completed in mid July. The paving portion of the work began on July 26 and should be completed this week, weather permitting.

Phase 3 work is planned for the late September / early October time frame. These streets include: Brewster Road, Long Hill Road, Mohawk Circle, William Street, Mountain Road, and Cook Hill Road. Public Works staff and a contractor will be completing drainage improvements and repairs prior to the commencement of the milling/paving work.

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
The Windsor Health Department and Windsor Public Schools will be sponsoring a DPH Van: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, August 5th and again on Thursday, August 26th. Through this partnership, the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available to Windsor residents in the community.

The Mobile Vaccine Clinic will be held at Windsor High School in the cafeteria from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Persons interested in getting a vaccine can simply walk-in for a vaccine, no appointment is required. In addition, the Pfizer vaccine may be used for youth 12 years old and older, so Windsor youth may be vaccinated and will be able to complete the 2 vaccine series prior to the start of school at the end of August. We are excited to host this mobile clinic for Windsor residents and hope that many will take this opportunity to get vaccinated!

COVID Vaccination
As of July 28, 2021, 63.47% of our total estimated population was fully vaccinated. This is up from 60.50% as of June 30th. This is also 3.83% higher than the state wide rate of 59.64%.

70.23% of town residents, 12 years old and above, have been fully vaccinated. This is up from 67.32% as of June 30th. This is also 0.5% higher than the state wide rate of 69.73%.

In the month of August, the town’s Health Department will be conducting at least 6 vaccination clinics. Walk-up clinics are being held on:
-Tuesday, August 3rd from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Wilson Library
-Thursday, August 5th from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Windsor High School
-Tuesday, August 10th from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Wilson Library
-Friday, August 13th from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Deerfield Park during the summer block party
-Tuesday, August 17th from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Wilson Library
-Tuesday, August 24th from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Windsor Library

Starting this week, visitors to town facilities will be requested to wear a mask or face covering to help reduce the possible transmission of COVID-19. Overall the town has seen an increase in positive COVID cases in the last 3 weeks and hopefully the wearing of masks will mitigate this spike in cases from continuing.

Summer Block Party
Just a reminder that there will be a block party at Deerfield Park from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Friday, August 13th. This event is sponsored by the Windsor Youth Services Bureau and Windsor Police Department. Admission is a school snack donation for the Weekend Wheels program.
For more information, please call the Windsor Youth Services Bureau at 860-285-1946 or visit townofwindsorct.com/recreation/ysb/

National Night Out
Come out and join us at National Night Out on August 3rd from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Windsor High School field. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that is sponsored by the Police Department which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. The event will include rock climbing, outdoor movie, face painting and more! Food and beverages will be provided. Please bring new school supplies to stuff-
a-cruiser and support Windsor Public Schools.

Pop Up Parties
Earlier this summer there was a large ‘pop up party’ in a residential neighborhood. These types of parties are essentially a commercial venture where they are advertised via social media platforms and an entrance fee is charged. There are several possible ordinances and state regulations that may be utilized to curb such events. These include the noise ordinance, temporary commercial amusements ordinance, and state liquor control regulations.

We have been made aware of another planned ‘pop up party’ scheduled for this month in a different neighborhood. The police department is in the process of notifying the property owner and event planners that such commercial events are not allowed in residential neighborhoods.

Amazon Investigation Update
In terms of the law enforcement investigation related to the Amazon construction site, the Police Department and FBI conducted many follow up interviews over the past several weeks. Conversations also have recently been held with the prosecutor’s office to review case material relative to the topic of probable cause.

UniteCT Mobile Bus Coming to Windsor August 11
The UniteCT Mobil bus is coming to Windsor from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, August 11th at the Hopewell Baptist Church located at 280 Windsor Avenue. UniteCT is a rental and utility assistance program supporting residents negatively impacted by COVID-19. The mobile unit provides computer terminals and volunteers are available to assist with applications. Members of our social services team will also be on site to assist. To schedule an appointment go to www.signupgenius.com/go/unitect. Walk-ins will be accepted, but not prioritized.

As of July 30th, 25 applications totaling $216,758 have been approved for Windsor residents.

For more information, call Windsor Social Services at 860-285-1839 or visit the State of CT Department of Housing website at https://portal.ct.gov/DOH/DOH/Programs/UniteCT

Drive Wise Program Update
The CT DOT has approved encroachment permits for Route 75 in the Poquonock Village area as well as Palisado Avenue in the general vicinity of Macktown Road and Settlement Hill. These approvals allow the town to install speed display signs to inform motorists of their travel speed. DPW will be scheduling the installation over the course of the next few weeks.

Since May, we have had 48 residents place Drive Wise awareness signs in their yards over five neighborhoods.

Staff has developed additional new materials promoting the Drive Wise program. An animated video was first posted on July 8th and has been viewed over 1,200 times. Here is the link for this new animated video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouhCPX40trQ.

We also have posted several other PSA’s about driver, pedestrian and biker safety. These all can be found on the town’s YouTube channel as well as the town’s social media accounts. We are developing several additional short videos or PSA’s on the topic of speeding.