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Town Manager's Report - March 18, 2019

“Adulting 101” Youth Summit

The Youth Services Bureau is hosting an “Adulting 101” Youth Summit for Windsor teens ages 14-18 on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center.  Adulting 101 will focus on life skills not taught in the class room like the importance of voting, managing money and life hacks such as dorm etiquette and living frugally. The keynote speaker will be Representative Brandon McGee who will speak about the importance of community engagement.  This conference will include a light breakfast, door prizes, lunch, and many take home lessons about how to become an active and thriving adult. This program is free and registration is limited to the first 75 people.  Participants must be a Windsor resident. For more information call 860-285-1946.


March 28 Budget Workshop for Windsor Residents 

Residents are invited to a budget workshop on Thursday, March 28th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM here at town hall.  The meeting is an informal and interactive gathering that will provide residents with an opportunity to hear an overview on the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget.


A public hearing on the FY 2019-2020 budget will be held on April 1st at 7:00 PM.


On April 25th, May 1st and May 9th, community budget forums will be held throughout town sponsored by the League of Women Voters and CTVotes.


A detailed schedule of budget hearings, workshops and community forums can be found on the town’s website at  For more information call 860-285-1835.


Friends of Northwest Park (NWP) Pancake Breakfast

Wake up and head over to NWP for their annual pancake breakfast on March 23rd from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the warming shed. There will be pancakes smothered with 100% pure maple syrup (made at NWP), sausages, juice, tea and coffee. $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for kids. Children ages 3 and under free.   For more information and to register, call 860-285-1886.


2019 Neighborhood Assistance Act Proposals Welcomed

The Town of Windsor Office of Community Development is soliciting program proposals from community non-profit organizations and municipal agencies for funding consideration under the State’s Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) program.

This program allows businesses to claim a State tax credit for cash contributions made to qualifying community programs conducted by tax exempt or municipal agencies. The minimum contribution on which a tax credit may be granted is $250, and the maximum contribution is $150,000.

For further information about the Neighborhood Assistance Act Program or to receive an application packet, please contact the Office of Community Development at (860) 285-1984 or go to the DRS website at  All applications must be received by close of business on May 24, 2019 in order to be considered.


Portico Work at Town Hall

Work has begun on the renovation of the town hall portico.  Work is expected to last through the month of May.   During this time, access to the front entrance of town hall will be limited.   Visitors are asked to use the entrance to the rear of the building.


Update on Reuse of the former Mill Brook Clubhouse

Staff is in the process of finalizing a marketing and request for proposals package for the reuse of the former clubhouse building at the Mill Brook golf course.   We have conferred with a commercial real estate broker who has experience with retail and restaurant properties.  The goal is to have the outreach initiated by the first of April.

We are in the process of identifying marketing and outreach efforts.   The initial plan includes:

  • Direct contact to local and regional commercial brokers with experience in leasing restaurant space
  • Direct outreach to various restaurant ownership groups and associations in the region
  • Place information on internet sites such as CERC Site-finder,, CoStar, and Craigslist

We will also utilize the town’s various social media platforms as well as websites of other local and regional partners.