Concerts on the Green
First Town Downtown invites you to the summer concert series sponsored by Windsor businesses. Concerts will began on July 8th and will be held every Thursday until August 26th. Performances are from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM on the Windsor Town Green. Free to the public. For more information call (860) 247-8982 or go online to firsttowndowntown.org.
Summer Block Parties
The Windsor Youth Services Bureau and Windsor Police Department invite families to come out and play at our annual Community Block Party Series! The block parties run from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM and admission is a school snack donation for the Weekend Wheels Program.
Families can enjoy tie die shirts, bounce houses, face painters, henna artist, music, and free food! This event is created by the Windsor Youth Services Bureau Summer Teen Employment Program to promote family fun and community spirit in a substance free environment. Parties will be held at:
- Sharshon Park Block Party – Friday, July 16th
- Lancaster Park Block Party – Friday, July 30th
- Deerfield Park Block Party – Friday, August 13th
For more information please call the Windsor Youth Services Bureau at 860-285-1946 or visit townofwindsorct.com/recreation/ysb/
The Windsor Health Department is hosting a series of six Hypertension/High Blood Pressure Workshops. These workshops are scheduled over the summer and will be offered via Zoom. The dates and topics are listed on the town’s website at https://townofwindsorct.com/health/hypertension-workshops/.
In addition, each time you return the workshop evaluation and the Pre-Diabetes Risk Test, you will receive a $5 First Town Downtown Gift Card with a maximum of $30 awarded.
Real estate, personal property taxes, and motor vehicle taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2020, were due in full on July 1, 2021, and payable by August 2, 2021. Unpaid taxes will be considered delinquent on August 3, 2021. On that date, interest will be charged from the original due date of July 1, 2021 (3%). Interest is charged at a rate of 18% per year, with a minimum of $2.00.
You can pay for free online with an electronic check, with your debit card for a fee of $2.95, or with your credit card for a convenience fee of 2.5%.
Tax Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
As of June 30 2021, 60.50% of our total estimated population was fully vaccinated. This is up from 58.38% as of June 16th.
67.32% of town residents, 12 years old and above, have been fully vaccinated.
In the remainder of July, the town’s Health Department will be conducting at least 5 vaccination clinics. Walk-up clinics are being held on:
- Thursday, July 8th from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Chateau Woods on High Path Road
- Tuesday, July 13th from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Wilson Library
- Friday, July 16th from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Sharshon Park during the summer block party
- Thursday, July 22nd from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Farmers Market
- Friday, July 30th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Lancaster Park during the summer block party
For more information on upcoming clinics, please go to https://townofwindsorct.com/health/vaccination-clinics/
Traffic and Speeding Concerns
Staff has received CT DOT approval to install Speed Display signs on Route 75 generally between River Street and Rainbow Road as well as on Palisado Avenue north of Settlement Hill. Signs will be installed in the next two weeks. Two speed display trailers have been ordered and we are awaiting delivery.
We have increased our public awareness efforts through new social media posts and through the creation of a new video. Additional awareness efforts will occur over the next 60 days.
As of last week, over 30 residents have placed Drive Wise signs in their yards to help in awareness of safe driving and reducing speed.
Fire Educator of the Year
I’d like to congratulate Lauri Volkert, Fire Inspector, who has been chosen as the Fire Educator of the Year by the National Fire Protection Association. This is a national award and Lauri is the first fire service professional in Connecticut to achieve this high honor.
Lauri has played a major role in the Windsor Fire Marshal’s office (and across the organization) over the last twelve years. Her hard work has contributed to a 50% reduction in structure fires, 15% reduction in false alarms and 27% reduction in cooking fires.
Lauri has endless dedication to protecting the community through educating residents of all ages and property and business owners of the importance of preventing fires.