October 15, 2018

Leaf Collection Program Starts on Monday October 29
Windsor’s 2018 leaf collection program will begin on Monday, October 29 and will end on Friday, December 21.  During this eight-week period, your leaves will be picked up on the same day as your trash pick-up.

Residents must place their leaves at the curb in 30 to 40 gallon paper leaf bags. Leaves may also be placed in similar-sized containers that are labeled with a “Leaves Only” sticker that can be easily identified by the driver (i.e., sticker facing the road). Residents can obtain these stickers at town hall or at the Windsor Transfer station (formerly known as the landfill).

In Windsor, the transfer station accepts residents’ leaves at no charge and uses them to produce compost. Leaves must be clean and must not contain other items that will compromise the quality of the mulch that will be created. These items include grass clippings, branches, or other items.

If you choose to self-haul your leaves to the transfer station, there is no charge during this period for dropping off clean loads of leaves (no contaminates or plastic bags).  The transfer station accepts leaves Monday and Friday from 8:00 AM – 2:45 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM – 2:45 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM.  The Windsor Transfer Station is closed on Thursday and Sunday and is located at 500 Huckleberry Road. For more information, please call the landfill scale office at 860-285-1833.


Night of 1001 Pumpkins
This Friday, October 19th is the annual Night of 1001 Pumpkins event from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the LPW Community Center. Enjoy a ride on a mechanical pumpkin, bounce house, a maze, a photo booth, pumping carving and arts & crafts.  There will also be a pumpkin decorating contest for all ages with prizes at this free event. Donuts and apple cider will be served. For more information call 860-285-1990.


Nightmare on Broad Street
First town Downtown and Windsor Federal Savings invite you to Windsor Center on Wednesday, October 31st from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for some ghoulish treats and fun at Nightmare on Broad Street.  Windsor businesses will be giving out treats to the youngsters and more at this free event.  Broad Street will be closed to traffic.  For more information call 860-688-5715.


Police Cadet Open House
Are you between 11 and 20 years old?  Are you interested in community service, law enforcement, or making new friends?  If so, please join us for the Windsor Police Cadets Open House which will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Windsor Public Safety Complex, 340 Bloomfield Avenue, Windsor, CT.  Non-residents are encouraged to attend.   To learn more about the program, please visit our web site at www.windsorpolicecadets.org.


Windsor Bridge Builders
The Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for its 2018 Windsor Bridge Builders Awards. This year’s awards will showcase true community role models in the contexts of human relations.  Nominees can include students, church members, neighbors or local businesses who have worked toward greater diversity in Windsor.  Anyone of any age may fill out an official nomination form.  Nomination forms and information can be obtained from the Town of Windsor website link, Windsor Public Libraries, and Town Clerk Office or any Human Relations Commissioner.  The deadline for submitting applications is November 2nd.  A panel of judges will review all entries and select this year’s honorees.  A reception will be held in their honor on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Windsor Town Hall in the Council Chambers.


Updates from the MDC
The MDC has asked to be on the November 5th Town Council meeting agenda to make a presentation on the Clean Water Project and their proposal to submit a long term ‘Integrated Plan’ for managing stormwater and wastewater to meet Federal Clean Water Act regulations.   The MDC staff is making presentations to all member towns prior to having the MDC Board of Directors consider action to submit a plan to the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection for review and approval.

Also, the MDC staff and representatives of the member towns have been working with a consultant firm to analyze the pros and cons of potentially utilizing a user fee approach for sewer services versus the current ad valorem or general fund taxes.  It is expected that a preliminary report could be completed by the end of the calendar year or shortly thereafter.  This is a rather complex analysis as each member town will be effected differently under a user fee alternative. It is likely that legislative action by the general assembly would be needed to amend the MDC charter to allow for a change to the user fee.