Town Manager's Report - February 19, 2019

Police Department Staffing Levels

At the last Town Council meeting, a resident asked about police staffing levels on Saturdays.  By contract, there are minimum staffing levels based on the time of day and weekends versus weekdays.  The minimum staffing level for the day shift (7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) on weekends is 4 officers and 1 patrol supervisor.  During weekdays, the day shift minimum staffing is 5 officers and 1 supervisor.  These minimum levels are based on call volumes. 

Weekend day shift staffing levels between 9/30/18 and 2/3/19 averaged 4.5 officers. 65% of the Saturday and Sunday day shifts had four patrol officers on duty.  22% of weekend day shifts had five officers and approximately 14% of the shifts had six or more working.

Police administration regularly reviews call volume and officer availability to determine appropriate shift staffing levels. 


New Wilson Library Branch Manager

Gabrielle Barnes has been selected to manage the Wilson Branch of the Windsor Public Library. Gabbie, a Windsor native, has several years of library experience, most recently as YOUMedia Manager at the Hartford Public Library. She holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington and has received several awards for her innovative work with teens. Gabbie replaces Kevin Sullivan, who left in November to become Library Director in Hebron after five years of service to the town.


Police Cadet Annual Spaghetti Supper

Come join the Windsor Police Cadets for their annual Spaghetti Supper which will be held snow or shine on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 180 Park Avenue, Windsor, CT from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM. 

Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.  For advance tickets, contact Officer Nicole Alberti @ (860) 983-3508.  Tickets are also available at the door.


Informational Budget Workshops for Residents

The first of two informational budget meetings for Windsor residents will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at town hall.  These informal meetings are a great opportunity for residents to learn about the factors that are taken into consideration when creating the town’s budget.  During the meeting, I will provide updates on the latest news regarding the budget and answer/discuss any budget questions from the audience.  Another opportunity will be offered on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the town hall.