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 7, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination Data and Clinics
Per data published by the CT Department of Public Health on March 2nd, 78.80% of our total population has been fully vaccinated, while the state wide rate is 77.80%.  Our rate is up from 76.52% on January 26th.  Of children between 5 and 11 years of age, 43.15% of that group has received at least one dose and 36.79% has been fully vaccinated.  81.75% of town residents, 5 years old and above, have been fully vaccinated.

The following are upcoming vaccination clinics:

For first, second, and booster shots for children ages 5-11 and anyone 12 and older:

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center – 330 Windsor Avenue, Windsor. No appointment is needed but preferred.
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center – 330 Windsor Avenue, Windsor. No appointment is needed but preferred.
  • Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church, Windsor Avenue, Windsor.  This is being hosted by the Department of Public Health. No appointment is needed
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at LP Wilson Community Center – 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor. No appointment is needed but preferred.

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.

 

Windsor’s Annual Bridge Builders Awards
The Windsor Human Relations Commission will be holding their 26th Annual Bridge-Builder Awards on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 PM in person at town hall in the Council Chambers.

Windsor Bridge Builder Awards are presented to individuals and entities that foster greater trust, understanding, and solidarity in the community.  Nominees can include students, church members, neighbors, or local businesses that have worked toward a greater understanding of differences in Windsor.  Anyone of any age may fill out a nomination form.

This year’s honorees include Alfred Narcisse (posthumously), Lisa Bress, Lilian Hutchinson, Donald Jepsen, Reverend David Massey, Windsor Social Services, Richard Armstrong, Hilary Carpenter, Shontay Gibson, Helen Jones, Patricia Jones Mack, Mel Madigan, Monique Sanders, Marva Speed-Copeland, Lisa Tatko, Windsor Historical Society and Nathan Wolliston.

 

Youth Services Bureau Summer Teen Employment Program
Beginning on Friday, March 18 through April 22, 2022, applications for the Youth Services Bureau Summer Teen Employment Program will be available on the Human Resources website.  This program is a seven-week paid internship that will help participants build their work experiences and gain the skills necessary for academic and professional success. This (STEP) internship is for high school students entering grades 9, 10, or 11 in the fall of 2022.  Visit  townofwindsorct.com or call 860-285-1946 for more information.

 

Windsor Teen Summit
The Windsor Teen Summits will be held on Saturday, March 26th from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and on April 23rd from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The annual conferences are for high school teenagers and this year’s sessions are on mental health, personal finances, and a panel of college students discussing preparing for and transitioning to college.

This event is presented by the Windsor Youth Commission in partnership with Youth Services Bureau and the Windsor Library. Visit townofwindsorct.com or call 860-285-1946 for more information.

 

Presentation on ‘Fentanyl: Fueling the Crisis’
Scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 29th at 6:30 PM, Fentanyl: Fueling the Crisis is an engaging look into how this synthetic drug is impacting the overdose epidemic in our state, country, and across the globe.  Participants will sort myths from facts, learn about what the current trends are, and will learn how to arm themselves with the latest information.  This virtual presentation is brought to you by the Windsor Youth Services Bureau and the Windsor Locks Youth Services Bureau.  Visit  townofwindsorct.com or call 860-285-1946 for more information.

 

Summer Fun Camp Registration
Summer Fun Camp registration opened on February 28th for the Summer 2022 camp season!  Spots are still available.  Summer Fun Camp is for children and youth ages 5-14 and will run from June 27 – August 12.  The cost is $155 per week.  The program offers early drop-off and late pickup.  For more information, please visit www.townofwindsor.com/recreation or call the recreation office at 860-285-1990

 

Landfill Leachate Project
Last week town staff and I participated in a conference call with members of the Lower Farmington and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic Resource Protection Committee, Farmington River Watershed Association and National Park Service to discuss the proposed landfill leachate project. Also attending were representatives from the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as well as several Windsor residents.  Attendees asked a variety of questions to help gain a better understanding of the project’s origins and overall goals and objectives.  DEEP stated the goal of the project is to address an aesthetic issue.

I appreciate the participation of the various parties including CT DEEP and town residents.  In the coming weeks, town staff will be meeting with DEEP to discuss issues raised in the meeting and to review alternative options to the current plan.

 

Town Center Development
First Town Downtown (FTDT) is hosting a public information session to discuss the future of Windsor Center on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30 PM at Town Hall. During the session, FTDT will moderate a discussion on several important initiatives to improve pedestrian safety, provide additional public parking, enhance the streetscape, and increase the volume of area businesses and residents through transit-oriented development. Those who are unable to join in person may participate virtually using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86338761884

Presentations will be made by town staff on the Town Center TOD Plan and the long-planned complete streets improvements to Broad Street, as well as by local developer GRAVA Properties on their mixed-use redevelopment proposed for the Windsor Center Plaza.

To learn more go to firsttowndowntown.org or call 860-247-8982.