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Town Manager's Report - January 21, 2020

Public Information Meeting for Wireless Telecommunications Tower

A public information meeting regarding the potential construction of a telecommunications tower will be held on January 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at the town hall. The meeting will concern the construction, maintenance and operations of a wireless telecommunications tower by Tarpon Towers II, LLC at 800 Prospect Hill Road. The tower will consist of a 135 foot monopole structure which will host an antenna array belonging to T-Mobile Northeast LLC.

The components of the proposed tower state the new installation will provide reliable wireless communication services to underserved local roads and adjacent areas along the Day Hill Road Corridor, between Route 187 and Interstate 91. In conjunction with other existing towers, this will increase user experience, including data rates and call quality in this area of town, as well as provide additional capacity relief to existing T-Mobile towers.

At the meeting, Tarpon’s representatives will discuss the need for the tower, the location of the existing surrounding towers, those sites or areas considered and rejected, the location of schools near the proposed tower, and any aesthetic impacts of the tower on those schools, if any, the site selection process undertaken by Tarpon and any potential environmental effects of the proposed tower.

The review and approval of a permit to construct the tower is in the jurisdiction of the CT Siting Council. The town does not have local zoning control regarding cell towers.


Money Matters (and so Does Food!)

The Windsor Youth Services Bureau, Wilson Branch Library, Social Services, and the Health Department are collaborating to present Money Matters (& So Does Food)! The event will be held at the L.P. Wilson Community Center on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Join us for a fun-filled morning to help you stay on track with your financial and wellness resolutions. Learn to budget and be mindful of how best to make your dollars matter at the grocery store.

FREE breakfast, vendors, and giveaways! Childcare for ages 3+ provided upon request (with storytime, a craft and a special visit from Dexter the Adventure Dog).  $5 Registration fee per family. After completion of the class, the $5 will be given back as a user credit to use towards future programs and events within the next 12 months. For more information, call 860-285-1990.


Bridge Builder’s Award

This year’s Bridge Builder’s award ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Windsor Town Hall in the Council Chambers beginning at 6:30 PM. This event is sponsored by the Human Relations Commission which works to foster greater trust, understanding and solidarity across a full spectrum of Windsor’s racial, ethnic and religious groups. The annual Windsor Bridge Builders Awards highlights community role models in human relations and those businesses/individuals that have worked toward a greater understanding of differences in Windsor.