Town Manager's Report - May 6, 2019

Budget Referendum

Absentee ballots for the May 14th budget referendum are available at the Town Clerk’s office from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.  The referendum will be held on Tuesday, May 14th from 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM at the various polling locations.


Windsor Paving Program

The first phase of the Calendar Year 2019 paving program is set to begin Wednesday, May 15th. This year’s paving program will be done in three phases scheduled through the fall. Contractors will also be repaving several parking areas at town facilities, including town hall.  Town hall work may be done at either on a weekend or overnight to mitigate impacts on town hall and post office patrons.

Town staff are replacing deteriorated catch basin tops before Phase I milling and overlay begins. The streets included in Phase I include: Faneuil St., Barber St., Broadview Place, Allen St., East Wolcott Ave., East Service Rd., Norman Ave., Matianuck from Bina Ave. to W. Wolcott Ave., and Rood Ave. from Matianuck to the east side of Green Manor. Milling begins on Wednesday, May 15th and paving begins Monday, May 20th.


Win Wag Photo Contest Begins May 9th

June is dog licensing month and you’re invited to participate in the Win Wag Photo Contest sponsored by the Town Clerk’s Office to raise awareness of dog licensing month in June.  The photo contest is free and open to Windsor residents.  The entry period for the contest begins at 8:00 AM on May 9th and ends at noon on May 22nd.  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


Windsor Police Cadets – Best Overall Post

Congratulations to all of our police cadet members and the adult volunteer advisers for being awarded 1st place for “Best Overall Post” at Law Enforcement Stations Day, a competition held at the Municipal Police Academy in Meriden, CT on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

A number of our cadets also earned individual recognition in a range of events.

Over thirty posts from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York competed in this year’s event.


Wide Variety of Shad Derby Events in May

There have been many events already held associated with the Shad Derby. There are also several additional events planned including:

May 18th:

Shad Derby Festival and Parade

The annual Shad Derby Parade and festivities are scheduled for Saturday, May 18th.  Activities on the town green include games, crafts, food, drink and informational booths beginning at 10:00 AM and concluding by 4:00 PM. The parade will step off from Windsor High School at 11:30 AM and arrive on the town green at approximately 12 noon.  Motorists can expect detours around the center of town during the celebration and along the parade route. For detailed information visit

May 10th:

The Windsor Jaycees will present their annual Sheila Schmidt Family Fishing Derby for kids at Washington Park at 18 Lennox Avenue from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Fishing poles and bait provided.  For more information visit the Jaycees website at

May 11th:

The Windsor Lions Spring Arts & Crafts Fair will be in full swing on the town green featuring 110 artisans from all over New England from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It’s a great place to find the ideal Mother’s Day gift. Free admission and food and refreshments available for sale. Application for a booth space is available at: or

May 12th:

The Kiwanis Shad Derby Golf Tournament will be held from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Keney Park Golf Club in Hartford. The event is a best ball scramble tournament and check in opens at 12 noon. For more information or to register for this event, please visit and click on the Golf Tournament button.  The cost is $135 per golfer.