The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced that there will be a milling and resurfacing project on Route 75 in Windsor May 19th - 20th and May 23rd - 26th during the hours of 6 AM through 5 PM.

Town Manager's Report - March 21, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination Data and Clinics
Per data published by the CT Department of Public Health on March 16th, 79.10% of our total population has been fully vaccinated, while the state wide rate is 78.20%.  Our rate is up from 77.97% on February 10th.  Of children between 5 and 11 years of age, 43.51% of that group has received at least one dose and 38.03% has been fully vaccinated.  82.06% of town residents, 5 years old and above, have been fully vaccinated.

Private providers such as the two CVS locations and the Pharmacy located inside of Target in town continue to offer COVID-19 vaccinations as well.

Residents are encouraged to get vaccinated and/or to get a booster shot as well as to continue to take appropriate health precautions. For more information, call the Health Department at 860-285-1823.

 

March 29 Budget Workshop for Windsor Residents 
Residents are invited to a budget workshop on Tuesday, March 29th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM here at the town hall.  The meeting is an informal and interactive gathering that will provide residents with an opportunity to hear an overview of the proposed fiscal year 2023 budget.

A public hearing on the FY 2023 budget will be held on April 4th.

On April 28th, May 3rd and May 5th, community budget forums will be held throughout town sponsored by the League of Women Voters and CT Votes.

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

 

Phenomenal Women of Windsor
The Windsor Human Relations Commission invites you to attend the Phenomenal Women of Windsor ceremony being held on March 30, 2022 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at town hall. Help us celebrate the efforts of these Phenomenal Women on going above and beyond to enhance Windsor’s community. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Neighborhood Assistance Act program
The Town of Windsor Office of Community Development is again 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 types of community programs that qualify for the NAA tax credit program include, but are not necessarily limited to: energy conservation; employment and training; child care services; neighborhood assistance; substance abuse; open space acquisition; crime prevention programs and affordable housing development. The minimum contribution on which a tax credit may be granted is $250, and the maximum contribution that any non-profit or municipal entity can receive under this program 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) 285-1985 or go to the DRS website at www.ct.gov/drs.  All applications must be received electronically and by close of business day on May 26, 2022 in order to be considered.

 

Friends of Northwest Park Pancake Breakfast
Wake up and head over to Northwest Park on March 26, 2022 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM for a pancake breakfast! The event will be held in the warming shed. There will be a full breakfast of pancakes and sausages smothered in 100% maple syrup that will come straight from Northwest Park’s sugar house. Refreshments include orange juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children under the age of 12 years old and children under 3 are free. Proceeds go towards the park. For more information call 860-285-1886.

 

Community Garden – Rent a Plot
Rent a plot in the Community Garden at Northwest Park. Raise your own produce in a 36 square foot plot that’s been harrowed and staked out for you at the beginning of the growing season.  There’s a nearby water source but gardeners need to bring their own hose and tools. $60 (Windsor resident), $75 (non-resident). There will be a $50 refundable security deposit.  Starting April 1st, call 860-285-1886 to register for the season.

 

Public Information Meeting –  2022 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Application
Join us on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at town hall for a Public Information Meeting on the town’s 2022 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Application.  If you cannot make it in person, you can Zoom in at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84574568836. The Town is proposing to apply for a grant amount of up to $400,000 for Housing Rehabilitation.  In addition, the Town will create a revolving loan fund with program income (principal and interest) generated from the grant for a housing rehabilitation loan program.

The goal of the meeting is to obtain citizens’ views on the Town’s community development and housing needs and to discuss specific project activities in the areas of housing, economic development or community facilities which could be part of the Town’s application for funding.  Also, this meeting will review and discuss the town’s prior Small Cities projects including any currently open or underway.

If you are unable to attend, you may direct written comments to the Town of Windsor, Community Development Office, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT 06095, or send them via email at reydecastro@townofwindsorct.com or you may call (860) 285-1985.  In addition, information may be obtained at the above address between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM on weekdays.

 

Riverfront Recapture Regional Park and Grant Award for Multi-Use Trail 
Riverfront Recapture has announced they are in line to receive $900,000 toward the new park project on the Hartford/Windsor line. Under the funding package approved by Congress this week, the City of Hartford will receive $900,000 to support the development of the new Riverfront Park, Garmany Cove and the Marfuggi Riverwalk.  This funding was in large part secured by the efforts of Congressman John Larson’s office.

Also, the town has been notified that our grant application for planning funds to design the expansion of the multi-use trail along the CT River between town center and the East Barber Street boat launch has been approved by the State in the amount of $240,000. This represents 80% of the estimated design cost.