Town Manager's Report - May 2, 2022

Budget Referendum

The budget referendum will be held on Tuesday, May 10th with all seven polling locations open from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Voters’ polling locations may have changed due to recent redistricting, so please check your polling location by going to

Absentee Ballots are available in the Windsor Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours on Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. State law prohibits the Town Clerk from mailing absentee ballots for Referendums with less than three weeks’ notice; as a result, voters are required to apply in person at the Town Clerk’s Office. If you are unable to come to Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours, you may designate someone to hand carry your application and ballot.  For additional information please call 860-285-1902.

Anyone who is not a registered voter, but is a U.S. Citizen, 18 years or older and owns property assessed at $1,000 or more on the last completed Grand List, may vote on the annual budget at Town Hall. For more information about the referendum please go to the town’s website at:

Community Budget Forums

Two more community budget forums, sponsored by CT Votes and the Windsor League of Women Voters, will be taking place with the Town Manager, Peter Souza, and the Superintendent of Schools, Terrell Hill this week. During the forums, the proposed FY 23 budget will be discussed and questions from residents will be answered. The forums will take place on:

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 6:30 PM at town hall
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:30 PM at Poquonock School

For more information on the budget, please visit the town’s website at

Street repaving

Our annual street repaving program is slated to start the week of May 9th.  As in past years, there will be 3 phases. In phase 1, we are utilizing a new paving method referred to as micro-surfacing. This is a pavement preservation technique that prolongs the life of the wearing surface that addresses moisture intrusion, surface raveling, minor rutting and overall appearance. This will also help to extend the service life of roads before more serious deterioration occurs. Streets to be micro-surfaced in May include:

  • Herbert Lane
  • Lincoln Way (Windbrook Drive to #52)
  • Lincoln Way (Windbrook Drive to Circle)
  • Pierce Boulevard
  • Walden Meadow
  • Windbrook Drive

Phase 2 and 3 will be scheduled mid-summer and the fall. These phases will utilize milling and paving.

Win Wag Photo Contest Begins May 4th 

To help promote annual dog licensing efforts the annual Win Wag Photo Contest begins May 4th. The photo contest is free and open to Windsor residents. The entry period for the contest begins at May 4th and ends at noon on May 17th. The winning entry, determined by online public voting, will be awarded with the #1 dog license tag for the current year and a PETCO gift card.  See contest details on the town’s website at

Community Litter Clean Up – THANK YOU

On April 23rd nearly 30 volunteers helped to pick up trash and litter in several locations across town. Volunteers and town staff focused on areas in town center, Wilson, Goodwin Drive, Poquonock Ave. near Exit 38 and Kennedy Road at I-91. Approximately ½ ton of materials were collected in the course of 2 hours.

Thank you to all that volunteered, our public works crew and Flavia Rey de Castro of our Community Development Office for coordinating and publicizing this community event.

Wilson Community Tree Planting Event

Come join us on Saturday, May 14th from 9-11 a.m. We will be meeting at Sharshon Park on Skitchewaug Street (at the pavilion) to plant trees in the Wilson neighborhood. Tools, materials and water for volunteers will be provided. Please bring gloves if possible. This event was made possible by the grant provided by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Division of Forestry and funded by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Rain Date is June 4th from 9-11 a.m. We look forward to seeing your there. For questions, please contact Flavia Rey de Castro via phone at 860-285-1985 or via email at  Additional information can also be found on the town’s website at

Public Service Recognition Week

May 1-7, 2022 has been designated as Public Service Recognition Week, honoring federal, state and local government employees. 

I would like to recognize the efforts of our approximately 190 full-time town employees plus the dozens of part-time employees and volunteers whose work throughout the year helped to provide public safety, protect our environment, maintain our buildings, parks and roadways, support the business community, preserve our history and provide programs and services for residents young and old. The past 2 years have been challenging to say the least, and I want to recognize the tireless efforts of all our employees, as well as the hardworking members of the Windsor Public Schools. Town of Windsor employees always are, and will continue to be on the front lines, providing essential services to the residents of Windsor. I thank them for their dedication, and it is my sincere pleasure to work with them each and every day.