Town Manager's Report - June 20, 2023

Just a reminder to taxpayers that taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2022 are due in full by July 1, 2023 and payable by August 1, 2023. Unpaid taxes will be considered delinquent on August 2, 2023.  On that date interest will be charged from the original due date of July 1, 2023 (3%).  Interest is charged at a rate of 18% per year, with a minimum of $2.00.

Tax bills are scheduled to be mailed on June 23, 2023.  Failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or any interest on it should it become delinquent.  Taxpayers who have not received their tax bill should contact the Tax Department at 860-285-1810 to obtain a copy.

More information can be found on the Tax Collector page of the Town of Windsor website.


Goslee Pool Update
Unfortunately, the Goslee Pool Bathhouse renovation has experienced unexpected delays. Currently, it is anticipated that the pool will be closed through July and potentially into August. To accommodate our Goslee Pool patrons, adjustments have been made to the Welch Pool and Veteran’s Pool (Windsor High School Outdoor Pool) schedules.

Swim lessons scheduled for Goslee Pool will be held at Veteran’s Pool, and all pool passes will be honored at Welch and Veteran’s Pool. Once the renovation is complete, all aquatic programming will be moved back to Goslee Pool. Please click here to view copy of this summer’s pool schedule. It is important to us that residents have a way to get to Welch or Veteran’s Pool. Please click here take our short survey so we can be aware of the impact this temporary closure has on transportation to our pools.

If you have questions, please contact the Recreation office at (860) 285-1990.


Concerts on the Green
First Town Downtown invites you to its series of concerts. The next concert will be held on the Town Green at 275 Broad Street on July 6th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. This event is sponsored by the First Town Downtown Board of Directors. At this concert, Gene Donaldson and The Stingrays will be playing.

Additional concerts will be held every Thursday afternoon on the Town Green from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM from July 6 – August 25th.  Free. For more information, call 860-247-8982 or go to:

Farmer’s Market
First Town Downtown’s Farmers Market has begun. The market takes place every Thursday this summer and fall through October 19th from 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM at 240 Broad Street. Enjoy a variety of fresh, locally grown produce and specialty items and musical entertainment.


Police Department Promotions
The Police Department made several promotions that will be occurring over the next couple of months.

In May Sergeant Nicholas Dally was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Planning and Research position.  Officer Carmelo Pena was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Patrol.

This month Sergeant Devin Saylor was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Support Services position.  Officer Tyra Taylor was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division.  Sergeant John Simon was assigned to the Detective Division as the Detective Sergeant.

In July, Officer Sheveran Thomson will be promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division.  Sergeant Joel Morneau will be assigned to the Administrative Sergeant position.


Windsor’s Longest Day Concert
Bring your chairs and join us on Thursday night (June 22nd) at 6:30 PM for Windsor’s Longest Day Concert on the Green at 275 Broad Street.  Noah Lis, from NBC’s television show ‘The Voice’, will be performing during the event.

This event is being hosted by the Caring Connection Adult Day Health Center and Windsor Senior Center to raise awareness and show support for caregivers and those living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related cognitive disorders. For more information, call (860) 547-0251.


Fraudulent Real Estate Transactions
In other parts of the U.S. there have been issues with real estate fraud, which occurs when individuals provide false information for fraudulent real estate transactions.  Title fraud is one type of fraud that has been occurring.  Title fraud happens when the ownership of a property falsely changes or is occupied using fraudulent methods.  For example, an individual may attempt to sell a property that does not belong to them.  When a fraudulent property deed is filed on the land records, the only recourse for the property owner is to take legal action against the fraudster, costing the property owner time, money and a great deal of frustration.

Recently, there have been commercials on television regarding insurance to protect your property title against such fraud.  This has spurred phone calls to the Town Clerk’s office from residents, mostly seniors, who are concerned about protecting their most valuable asset.  We have encouraged property owners to check the land records at least once a year, similar to how we should check our credit reports.

The Windsor Town Clerk’s Office now provides a free tool to help property owners stay updated on their land records and be notified of any potentially fraudulent documents.

With Search IQS Fraud Alert, you can quickly and easily sign up to receive alerts whenever a document, such as a deed or a mortgage, is recorded under your name. Documents can be viewed online or at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Please note: Once you sign up, you will receive notifications for any documents filed under your name, including others in town who may share the same name as you. Please carefully review any notifications to ensure that they are for you and your property, and not somebody who shares your name.

If you have any questions or concerns about this service, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 860-285-1902.


Family Day Trip to the Bronx Zoo (All Ages- Family Fun)
Ready to take a walk on the “wild side” while creating some great memories? Then come join us as we partner with Tours of Distinction to visit the Bronx Zoo! Enjoy access to the park featuring over 15 exhibits and more than 17,000 mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Skip the commute and make new friends on the round trip motor coach!

$123 for adults and $115 for children. Fees include bus fare, tour guide, admission to the zoo, and all gratuities. This day trip will take place on Saturday, July 8th departing at 7:30am and returning around 8:30pm.

For more information please visit the Recreation website or call 860-285-1992. Registration closes this Friday, June 23rd.


July Town Council Meeting
Just a reminder that the next Town Council Meeting will be on Monday, July 10, 2023.