Town Manager's Report - September 3, 2019

Request for No Parking Zone on Portion of Capen Street
Representatives of the engineering division and police department have been evaluating the request to establish a ‘no parking zone’ on the south side of Capen Street between Crest Drive and Route 159.   I expect that review to be completed this week.  A decision by the designated Local Traffic Authority, who is the Director of Public Works / Town Engineer, will be made shortly thereafter.


Public Safety Radio System Update
I’m pleased to report that we have been issued new radio frequencies by the FCC in relation to the public safety radio system.   This approval allows final engineering and component assembly for the system to be undertaken.  Work is well underway with engineering and permission for the work required at the communication towers owned by Crown Castle.

Installation of the radio system for the school facilities was completed in August with staff training occurring last week. The system is operational.

Installation work on the town-wide public safety system will begin late this fall.  System testing and acceptance is expected to happen in the spring once the foliage is on the trees.


Keeping You and Your Heart Healthy
Please join us for a free 2-part program “Keeping You and Your Heart Healthy” presented by the town’s Department of Health with Registered Dietitian Michelle Mattia on Monday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 11 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Council Chambers at Windsor Town Hall. A variety of topics related to health and well-being will be covered. The program is for adults age 18 and over.  Free cholesterol screening will be offered to those who attend and a light dinner will be served. Pre-registration is needed. 860-285-1824.


Freedom Trail Run
This year’s Freedom Trail run will take place on Saturday, September 21st and begins at 5:30 AM at the Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church located at 320 Hayden Station Road. The run will end at the Riverside Cemetery on East Street. The run is approximately 3.9 miles and stops at several locations related to Windsor’s African-American history. A bus will follow the runners and provide a return trip to Hayden Station Road. A country style breakfast will be served at the church for event participants after the run. To sign up, call 860-688-2479.


Freedom Trail Walk
This year’s Freedom Trail walking tour will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM and begins at the Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church located at 320 Hayden Station Road. Learn about African American soldiers from the Connecticut 29th and 31st colored regiments and other civil war units buried at Riverside Cemetery. Other sites to be visited during the walk include the Nancy Toney grave site, the Joseph Rainey House, the William Best House and the historic Archer Memorial church cemetery. A Freedom Trail t-shirt will be provided to all walkers along with a continental breakfast.  Donations of non-perishable food items for the Windsor Food Bank are appreciated.Please register at


37th Annual Northwest Park Country Fair
Northwest Park’s annual country fair will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  This is a major fundraising event for the Friends of Northwest Park.  Activities include hay rides, pony rides, silent auction, and games galore. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Rain date: Sunday, September 22nd from noon to 4:00 PM.  $4 kids / $5 adults / children 3 and under free. For more information, call 860-285-1886.