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TOWN OF GRISWOLD
NOTICE OF REVISION OF ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the following was adopted by vote of the Electors and qualified Taxpayer of the Town of Griswold at a Special Town Meeting held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:00pm.
AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE A REVISION TO SECTION 10-3 “ANNUAL BUDGET MEETINGS AND BOARD OF FINANCE HEARINGS”
PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
State Project No. 57-118 REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGE NO. 05568 NORMAN ROAD OVER THE PACHAUG RIVER
and REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGE NO. 05851 SHELDON ROAD OVER THE DOANEVILLE POND
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016
at 7:00 p.m. at GRISWOLD SENIOR CENTER 22 Soule Street
Jewett City, CT, Connecticut 06351
(INCLEMENT WEATHER DATE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016) Read More
Update: Positive Mosquitoes for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Voluntown
West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes detected in 20 towns
New Haven, CT – The State Mosquito Management Program announced today that mosquitoes trapped in Voluntown on September 12, 2016 have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. This represents the first sample of EEE-positive mosquitoes identified in the state by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) this season. In addition, West Nile virus (WNV) infected mosquitoes have been identified in 20 Connecticut towns: Bridgeport, Cromwell, Darien, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Hartford, Manchester, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Newington, Stamford, Stratford, Wallingford, Waterford, West Hartford, West Haven, Westport, and Wethersfield.
“Although mosquito populations are declining, the detection of EEE virus requires continued monitoring,” said Dr. Philip Armstrong, Medical Entomologist at the CAES. “This is the first detection of EEE virus in mosquitoes since 2013 when a human fatality occurred in that same region of Connecticut." Read more
CT DEEP NOTICE OF DRAW DOWN SCHEDULED FOR GRISWOLD PONDS
Official notification has been receive from the CT DEEP regarding pond draw down schedules.
POND DRAW DOWN:
We have received official notification from the CT DEEP that Pachaug Pond will be drawn down this winter 2016/2017. There will be a draw down of at least one foot beginning September 25, 2016 and routine repairs will begin on the dam. The draw down depth may vary from the initial draw down till November 1, 2016, which will be the full draw down. At that time, the draw down will continue at three feet through the winter. The level will be raised again around the middle of March 2017. We recommend that anyone with boats on Pachaug Pond remove them before the draw down. We appreciate the State of Connecticut DEEP responding to our request for a draw down. We will continue to work hard to get draw downs on other ponds. Hopeville Pond and Ashland Lake are on schedule for winter 2017/2018 and Glasgo Pond will be done again 2018/2019. All draw downs are for three feet and are scheduled to be done every three years.
We recommend that anyone with boats on Pachaug Pond remove them before the draw down. We appreciate the State of Connecticut DEEP responding to our request for a draw down. We will continue to work hard to get draw downs on other ponds. Hopeville and Ashland Ponds are on schedule for winter 2017/2018 and Glasgo would be done again 2018/2019. All draw downs are for three feet and are scheduled to be done every three years.
TAX BILL CHANGE NOTICE
ALL BILLS WILL BE PAID AT THE TOWN TAX OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR, AND CHECKS MADE PAYABLE TO: TOWN OF GRISWOLD FOR ALL BILLS INCLUDING THOSE WITH DISTRICT ACCOUNTS BEGINNING JULY 1, 2016.
YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO PAY IN TWO SEPARATE PLACES.
PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT THEN PLEASE SPEAK WITH THE TOWN CLERK. WOULD YOU LIKE AN BALLOTS, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
ASSESSOR’S NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
All persons liable to pay taxes are hereby notified to declare all tangible personal property owned by them for three months or more as of October 1, 2016. Forms will be mailed to all property owners previously on record by each local assessor. Otherwise 87-245 provides that the assessor apply a 25% PENALTY for failure to file by November 1, 2016.
NOTE: A declaration for real property or Connecticut registered motor vehicles is not necessary. Taxable personal property includes office equipment, machinery, farming tools, mechanics tools, horses and unregistered camp trailers. Registered camp trailers are taxable in the town where they are housed. All furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment used in any business must be declared. Horses must be declared and will be allowed up to a $1,000 exemption.
With Snow Falling, A Good Reminder: Are You Focused on Safety?
One of the leading causes behind motor vehicle incidents is lack of attention. It is also often the root cause behind slips and falls, particularly during the winter months. Whether you are driving, at home, on the job or in the office, take the time to be aware of your surroundings.
Look out for and also control hazards or issues that could affect your safety. In winter,
Always warm up in the event that you do slip
Be aware of your surroundings; anticipate slippery conditions
Wear slip resistant footwear.
Always keep a hand free when ascending/descending stairs; use handrails
Before departing, take the time to clear your vehicle of snow and ice; it's the law
Allow more time to get to your destination; allow plenty of distance between your vehicle
and other vehicles
Use care when entering and exiting your vehicle.
Treat slippery areas around your home.
Not paying attention and staying focused on the task at hand could also lead to more serious, life threatening injuries.
Please remember Safety First and Always on the road, at the job, in the office and at home.
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Senior Center Building Committee Alternate Vacancy
Griswold Public Health and Safety Committee Vacancy
Atlantic Broadband Oversight Committee
According to membership guidelines, vacancies may be filled by a registered voter of the party affiliation of the vacant seat or by an Unaffiliated voter. Any Jewett City/Griswold resident interested in serving shall submit a letter of interest to Kevin Skulczyck, First Selectman, 28 Main St. Jewett City, CT 06351 or contact them here.
The Town Board of Selectmen and the Economic Development Commission have identified an upcoming project for 32 School Street. The park will be linked to the River Walk which is a designated eight-mile stretch along the river from Griswold to Norwich as a Greenway for hiking, canoing and kayaking as part of the Last Green Valley project.
Heritage River Park is designed to have 29 parking spaces for residents visiting Heritage River Park. An ADA accessible playground is one of
.the focal points of the park along with an ADA accessible fishing pier where there are an additional 3 ADA accessible parking spaces.There will be ADA accessible stone dust walking paths and concrete sidewalks. A permanent concrete performance stage will be installed for scheduled events as well as impromptu performances. A Pavilion is designed for visitors to enjoy a picnic lunch at Heritage River Park. Residents will also be able to schedule the pavilion for private events. A Pedestrian Footbridge is possible to walk to Veterans Park via Burleson Lane for events. The parking area will also be available for parking for events at Veterans Memorial Park.
River Walk Proposal
Economic Development Commission chairman Tom Giard said that in May the state approved the commission's application to designate an eight-mile stretch along the river from Griswold to Norwich as a Greenway. A plan to turn property along the Quinebaug River into a river walk has found major support from the town and the state. A greenway is open space that protects natural resources, provides access to the outdoors and provides opportunities for recreation and may include a waterway or traditional trail routes
UCFS Future Home Griswold Medical Center
226 East Main Street
The United Community and Family Services' Medical Center
UCFS received approval last week from the Griswold Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Conservation Commission to proceed with its plans for the future facility at 226 E. Main St. (read Norwich Bulletin Article). It has also received approval by the Griswold Planning and Zoning Commission.
Windham Solar, LLC has be granted approval by the Connecticut Siting Council to construct, operate, and maintain three 2.o Megawatt and one 1.0 Megawatt Solar Photovoltaic Electric Generating Facilities located at 1219 Voluntown Road which is the parcel at the corner of Route 201 and Route 138 and 1240 Voluntown Road, the former Chinigo property which is the 38 acre parcel that abuts Latham Drive.
The Planning and Zoning Commission and the Inland Wetlands Commission have reviewed the proposal and submitted their recommendations to the Connecticut Siting Council. Construction will begin in the spring.
Jewett City Main Street Street Lighting Project
Five years and more than $570,000 later, Griswold will finally install the remaining 14 of the 36 streetlights for the Main Street Lighting project.
The town began planning the project in 2011 when it received a $200,000 Small Town Economic Assistance grant. It also raised $7,800 from private donors. It recently received another STEAP grant for $370,000 that will allow the project to be completed.
Main Street American Flags were made possible
through a $1,500.00 PLACE MAKING GRANT from the
EASTERN CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
on October 11, 2016 to the
Griswold Planning & Community Development Dept.
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You will be receiving two notices of revaluation. The first notice you should receive is incorrect.
The second notice going out is the correct notice which will note on it “Corrected Notice”.
We sincerely apologize.
January Installments and Motor Vehicle Supplementals are due on January 1st, 2017 and payable no later than February 1st, 2016 without interest.
CONTACT SHEA CAVACINI
GRISWOLD TOWN HALL
28 Main Street, Jewett City, CT 06351
CALL US: 860 376-7060
Selectman's Office - x. 201
Town Clerks Office - x. 101
Tax Assessors Office - x. 103
Finance Director - x. 203 or 204
Building Department - x. 110
Planning & Development - x. 112
Registrar of Voters - x. 208
Fire Marshals Office - x. 107
Borough of Jewett City - x. 211
OFF SITE TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Animal Control - 860.213.1524
Tree Warden - 860-917-0608
Public Works - 860-376-7080
Park & Recreation - 860-376-7026
Housing Authority - 860-917-0608
Senior Center - 860-376-2604
Youth Center - 860-376-7081
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