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Town Manager's Report - September 21, 2020

Proclamation for Adult Day Services Week

Thank you Mayor Trinks and Town Council for the proclamation recognizing Adult Day Services Week.

The Caring Connection re-opened in early August following being closed for nearly 5 months due to the pandemic.

During the closure, staff remained in contact with meal deliveries and all clients were sent weekly emails with updates and activities.  Everyone was invited to zoom with the coordinator 1 –2 times weekly.

We reopened on August 10th with an intentional slow phase-in model.  The program is currently operating within a socially distanced model and everyone wears masks.

Since re-opening, nine new clients have joined the program who were not enrolled with the Caring Connection pre-COVID and we are experiencing an uptick in program inquiries.

Daily attendance has increased to roughly 10 clients since early August with Windsor residents being over 50% of the census.

To date, the Caring Connection is part of approximately 40% of the 47 Connecticut Association of Adult Day Services centers that have re-opened.

 

Flu Clinics

The Town of Windsor will be sponsoring 3 public flu shot clinics in Windsor this fall.  They include:

  • A traditional clinic to Seniors 55 years old and older at LP Wilson Community Center on Thursday, October 1st from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • A drive-thru clinic at Hopewell Baptist Church for persons 18 years old and older on Saturday, October 17th from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • A traditional flu shot clinic for persons 18 years old and older at Town Hall on Thursday, October 22nd from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

In addition, the Health Department is collaborating with South Windsor on two Flu Shot Clinics in South Windsor.

Please see the town’s website for registration and additional information at https://townofwindsorct.com/health/announcements/windsor-residents-flu-shot-clinics/

 

First Town Downtown/Chamber of Commerce/CVS Flu Clinics

First Town Downtown will be partnering with the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and CVS Pharmacy to provide Windsor companies the chance to schedule flu clinics on-site for their employees.

Participating companies must meet the minimum requirement of 24 participants, and the clinic should be at least 2 hours long.   More information can be found through the Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown at https://www.firsttowndowntown.org/programs/business-programs/on-site-flu-clinics-with-cvs/

 

Open House – Police Department

This Saturday, September 26th, from 9:30 AM – 12 noon, we will be holding a Dedication Ceremony and Open House for the new police facility located at 110 Addison Road. An outdoor ribbon cutting ceremony will precede small group tours of the new Police Department.

All are welcome to join.

Social distancing and the wearing of masks will be required.

 

Amazon Construction hours and COVID protocol

There have been questions raised by members of the community relative to the State’s Public Health Travel Advisory and out of State workers at the distribution center construction site on Kennedy Road.  The Travel Advisory includes exemptions for workers in 16 critical infrastructure areas as designated by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or CISA.     The CISA document states in part, “Workers performing housing and commercial construction related activities,…”.   This language allows workers from affected states to work at the Amazon construction site.   Such workers are required to complete the state’s Travel Health Form.

Additionally, Deputy Mayor McAuliffe asked about hours of construction at the site.  Hours and noise levels are governed by the town’s Code of Ordinance.  Construction activities are exempted from the noise ordinance between 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM.  If activity occurs outside of those hours certain noise levels must be adhered to.

 

Absentee Ballot Applications

As you know, the state has mailed all registered voters an application for an absentee ballot.  If you wish to vote by absentee ballot, you need to complete and return the application to the Town Clerk as soon as possible to receive an absentee ballot mailed directly to your home.

You can send your absentee ballot application via mail at 275 Broad Street or use the specially marked drop box which is located at the back of town hall in the parking lot.  You don’t have to leave your car!

When completing your application, please make sure to complete sections II and III.    Ballots will begin to be mailed on October 2nd.

For more information on absentee ballot voting, please go to myvote.ct.gov or the town’s website.

 

Archer Road Repaving

The repaving project for Archer Road from Kennedy Road to the Windsor Locks town line is slated to begin with milling of the pavement the week of October 5th.

Paving is scheduled to occur the week of October 15th.   Work hours are expected to be from 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Construction funding for the project in the amount of $1.1 million is through a State of Connecticut grant.