Town Manager's Report - October 3, 2022

Senior Center Flu Shot Clinic
The Windsor Health Department will be holding a walk-in Flu Shot Clinic in conjunction with the Senior Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, October 6th from 8:30 AM – 12:00 noon at the LP Wilson Community Center at 599 Matianuck Avenue.

Persons 18 years old and over are eligible to receive a flu shot and those 65 years old and older are eligible to receive the high dose flu shot at the Windsor Flu Shot Clinic.

Please bring all your insurance coverage cards with you: Medicare, Medicare HMO card, and standard insurance card. The cost without insurance will be $30.00 for flu shots. A list of accepted insurance plans is included on the consent form.  Approximately 30 vendors will be there to share information and refreshments will be available for purchase. You do not have to arrive early as shots and tests will be available all day.  860-285-1992 or 860-285-1824 for more information.

Coffee with a Cop
This Wednesday, October 5th, the Windsor Police Department will be having a ‘coffee hour’ at the Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.   Please come out and enjoy some coffee and conversation with members of the Police Department.    For more information call 860-285-1992.

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department Open House
The Windsor Volunteer Fire Department’s open house at 340 Bloomfield Avenue will held on October 15, 2022 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM to celebrate Fire Prevention Month. During the event, there will be tours of the fire station as well as fire safety demonstrations and activities. For more information call 860-285-1960.

Chili Challenge
The Windsor Jaycee’s will be hosting the 26th annual Chili Challenge on the Town Green on October 8, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Many local businesses, civic groups and creative cooks will be there with some of the best chili you have ever tasted.

Windsor Lions 47th Annual Art & Craft Fair
Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on the Windsor Town Green for the annual Windsor Lions art & craft fair. The fair features a large variety of non-commercial crafts displayed for sale by vendors. For more information, email at or call 860-836-0280.

Northwest Park Country Fair
The Friends of Northwest Park 41st annual country fair is slated to take place on October 15th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. There will be food, music, games and fun activities, and competitions during the event.  There will also be a few online and hybrid events as well.  Volunteers are needed to help out at this wonderful community tradition.   For more information, visit or call 860-285-1886.

Community Investment Fund Program
The State of Connecticut recently announced 26 grant awards under the Community Investment Fund program.  The grants total $76.5 million and the first round was substantially oversubscribed.

The town participated in two grant applications that were not funded.  One application was for the future Wilson Park on Windsor Avenue across from the former Roger Wolcott School. The second was a joint application with Riverfront Recapture for partial funding of a bridge over Deckers Brook as part of the regional riverfront multi-use trail.

Another round of applications are being accepted in early January 2023.  Staff and I will be once again looking at possible grant submittals.  We will also be seeking feedback from the State on the first submittals.