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Town Manager's Report - February 3, 2020

Caring Connection Adult Day Health Center Open House

Windsor’s Caring Connection Adult Day Health Center is hosting an Open House on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM to share how their services can provide respite for caregivers, and the best possible care for your elderly family member. The event is free.  A light dinner and opportunities to meet the staff, experience the program and a raffle will be held at the Caring Connection facility located at 330 Windsor Avenue in Windsor.  Stop in to see our beautiful facility and learn about the new creative arts program, entertainment, special events and the daily programs that are offered at an affordable rate.   The Caring Connection has been providing exceptional adult day care to the Greater Hartford area since 1987.  If you or someone you know is in a caregiver role, join us to learn about our flexible scheduling, free transportation and safe caring environment.   RSVP’s would be appreciated, but not necessary.  Call 860-547-0251.


Tax Relief for Senior Citizens

Applications for Elderly Homeowners tax relief are now being taken in the Assessor’s office and will be accepted until May 15, 2020. To be eligible for this program, you must be at least 65 years of age by December 31, 2019 or totally disabled per the Social Security regulations. You must also own and occupy your home and meet income requirements.

In addition to the state program, the town also offers a local program. All taxpayers that qualify for the state program will automatically qualify for the local program.  However, if you do not qualify for the state program, you could still possibly qualify for the local program.  Earning up to $50,900 per household. For more information please contact the Assessor’s office at 860-285-1817.


Town Clerk’s Office Annual Marriage License Tradition Continues

The Windsor Town Clerk’s office is offering free marriage licenses on Thursday, February 14th in honor of Valentine’s Day for any couple wanting to get married in Windsor within the next 65 days. This is an annual tradition which began in 1962 by Town Clerk, George Tudan. Both parties must be present and need to bring a photo identification. The Clerk’s office will be issuing these free licenses from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, each couple will be eligible to win a beautiful gift basket filled with assorted gift items, which have been donated by our generous local Windsor merchants.

For those who wish to marry immediately, a Justice of the Peace will be available all day, however, prior arrangements must be made. For details, call the Town Clerk’s office at 860-285-1902 or visit the Town of Windsor’s website at www.townofwindsorct.com


Northwest Park’s Annual Cabin Fever Festival

Visit Northwest Park on February 8th between the hours of 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM and enjoy some winter fun for the whole family. The annual cabin fever festival will include a large bonfire, demonstrations by the CT Valley Siberian Husky Club, real pelts and skulls for you to see up close and a live eagle show as we learn about local wildlife and how they adapt to the cold. There will also be contests, games and prizes. Refreshments will be for sale. Children age 2 and under are free. $3 per person (Windsor resident); $5 per person (non-Windsor resident).  860-285-1886.


Removal of Ash Trees along Town Center River Trail

The Emerald Ash Borer continues to spread across the state impacting ash trees.  As a result, the town’s Department of Public Works is removing hazardous ash trees for public safety in high use areas.

Removal work is planned once again along the Windsor Center River Trail in the coming few weeks.

Some temporary closures or detours around the work areas may occur.

Learn more about the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer here:



Public Information Meeting for Wireless Telecommunications Facility

A public information meeting was held last week concerning the proposed construction of a wireless telecommunications facility at 800 Prospect Hill Road. The proposed facility would consist of a 135 foot monopole structure which will host an antenna array belonging to T-Mobile Northeast LLC.  There will be additional locations for other tele-communication carriers.

As mentioned last week the approval of the tower facility is under the authority of the Connecticut Siting Council.  The proponent anticipates making a formal application to the Siting Council this spring.  Once an application is made the Siting Council will work to schedule a public hearing here in Windsor.


Appointment of Assistant Town Manager

I am pleased to formally welcome Scott Colby as our new ATM. Scott comes to us from the town of Plainville where he worked in the TMO for nearly 5 years.  As you know, he started with us this past week and has hit the ground running.