November 5, 2018

Mill Brook Open Space Steering Committee – Public Meeting

Please join the Mill Brook Open Space Steering Committee on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 PM to hear an overview of the draft land management plan for the 95 acre parcel.  Your thoughts and ideas on the overall mission, guiding principles, and land management plan are welcome.   The meeting will be held at Town Hall starting at 7:00 PM.   Below is a link to the draft plan.

The committee expects to complete their report this month and then present the proposed plan to the Town Council.


Veteran’s Day Observance

The Town of Windsor’s Veteran’s Day Observance will be held on Sunday, November 11th, at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street.  The main speaker for the event will be Captain Stephen R. Sarnoski, retired from the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Navy (the branch, or specialty of a military concerned with military justice and military law.  Officers serving in a JAG Corps, are typically called judge advocates.) In addition to the main speaker, the Windsor High School Band will perform, and Windsor Scout Troop 149 and the Windsor High ROTC will be presenting the flags.  The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 860-285-1835.


Property Revaluation Timeline

Staff is continuing with the State-mandated property revaluation process. Field work has been completed and real estate valuation notices will be mailed to property owners in late November.

There will be an opportunity for informal hearings in December.  Property owners will have the first three weeks of February to submit a formal appeal.  Formal appeal hearings will be held in March.


School Security Grant

Superintendent Cooke has informed me that the school district is eligible to apply for a State School Security Grant.  School staff is evaluating possible projects and working to prepare an application.

It is my understanding the Superintendent will be presenting the project to the Board of Education later this month. The grant requires a local match and the local funding authorization needs to be part of the application process.  This is similar to the process used several years ago under the same grant program.

If the Board elects to move forward with the application, I anticipate the funding request to be presented to Town Council on November 19th.  The grant is due December 4th.


Winter Parking Rules

From November 15th to April 15th of each year, there is no parking on Windsor streets between the hours of 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM.

Also, there is no parking on any street during a snow or ice storm that has been in progress for 1 hour or more.  Residents are asked to not leave your vehicle on the street in such a position that it impedes snowplowing operations or the free flow of traffic.

Don’t forget that there is a town ordinance that requires property owners to clear sidewalks (and fire hydrants if there is one on your property) within 12 hours after a storm.


Public Flu Vaccination Clinic Saturday December 8th, 2018

December 2nd – 8th is National Influenza Vaccination Week. The Windsor Health Department will be participating in the Connecticut Department of Public Health 2018 Influenza Vaccination Campaign by offering a vaccination clinic to the public on Saturday, December 8th at the Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM for anyone ages 5 years and up. If you have not received your flu shot by the first week in December, it’s not too late with our flu season continuing into May.  For those who will be attending the clinic, please bring your insurance card(s) with you.  If you do not have insurance, the flu shot is FREE.  The consent form can be found on the Town of Windsor’s Health Department web site for you to complete and bring with you to the clinic.  For questions, please call the Health Department at 860.285.1824.