Town Manager's Report - November 21, 2022

Town Offices Closed for Holiday
Town offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

L.P. Wilson Center
Please note that the L.P. Wilson Center will be closed on Thursday, Friday and also Saturday. The center will re-open on Sunday, November 27th and will be open from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Carol Sing and Torchlight Parade
Come join First Town Downtown in the Windsor Center on December 3, 2022 for an evening of holiday festivities at the annual Carol Sing and Torchlight Parade. Carol Sing starts at the Town Hall portico at 6:00 PM and then at 6:30 PM fire trucks and other vehicles will parade their holiday decorations. The parade begins on Capen Street and travels north on Broad Street through town center. Free For more information, call 860-247-8982 or go to

Leaf Pickup
Just a reminder that the leaf pickup program continues until December 16th.  Please bag your leaves in 30-40 gallon leaf bags and leave them on the curbside for pickup on the same day as your regular trash pickup day.  Leaves can also be placed in similar-sized containers that are labeled with a “Leaves only” sticker that can be easily identified by the driver (sticker facing the road) and obtained at the town hall or Windsor Transfer station.

The Windsor Transfer Station will be accepting leaves as well on Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:45 PM, and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM.

Small Business Saturday
Come out and support Windsor’s small businessess on Small Business Saturday on November 26th.  Let’s keep our local economy going and support their dedication by visiting and shopping at their stores.

Turkey Distribution
The annual Turkey Distribution was held on Thursday, November 17th. Both daytime and evening pick-up hours were offered for this drive-thru service. 216 households were registered compared to 169 last year. Along with the social services staff and volunteers, the Youth Services Bureau is offering community service hours for their  Youth In Action students to assist. Senior Transportation is offering rides for seniors to pick up, and some home deliveries will be made to home-bound participants. The Windsor Food and Fuel Bank, (WFFB) is supplying $25 grocery store gift cards to accompany each bird.

Energy Assistance
Operation Fuel applications for the summer/fall program opened the first week on July and ended on October 31st. 63 applications were processed totaling $35,000.

Just a reminder that earlier this year, the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank raised their guidelines to 75% of the state median income to assist those families slightly above the state required criteria of 60%. Since July, the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank has dispersed $29,316 in basic needs assistance to Windsor residents with approximately 50% of that amount going toward utility assistance.

Outreach efforts
Outreach efforts continue with caseworker Andy Price and coordinator Jasmine Hall attending the Clover Street School Literacy night event this past Monday evening to promote the department’s programs and services.

Project Santa applications are currently being facilitated by the department with a deadline of November 18th. A promotion for the Weekend Wheels program was included in the 111 application packets dispersed to past Project Santa participants. So far, 20 additional household have enrolled in Weekend Wheels as a result of this effort.

Leland P. Wilson Library
I would like to thank members of Windsor Library Association (WLA) for their stewardship over the years related to their ownership of the  Leland P. Wilson Library, otherwise referred to as the Wilson branch library.  This month the association formally transferred the ownership of the building to the town.  This transfer will now allow the non-profit Wilson Library Association to focus on continuing to support programs at both the main library and the Wilson branch.  The WLA raises funds from the community to enhance library programs and was founded in 1888.  Thank you again for being great partners in promoting and supporting our libraries.  More information can be found at