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STATE OF CONNECTICUT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Gov. Malloy Announces State Grants to Assist Fifteen Small Towns with Capital Improvement Projects
Griswold - $370,000 for the Jewett City Main Street Historical Period Lighting Project. The funds are being utilized to complete the construction and installation of the Phase II Jewett City Main Street Historical Period Lighting Project. The historic lighting will compliment prior elements of the revitalization efforts such as curb lines, crosswalks, sidewalks, trash receptacles, planters and benches. This project will benefit the local community byt properties, and attract new businesses to a reborn, vibrant Main Street.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.
Hopeville Pond and Ashland Pond will be drawn down this winter 2014/2015 and draw down should be completed on or about October 30th, 2014. Both ponds will be restored to normal levels around April 6, 2015.
The draw down for Glasgo Pond is scheduled for winter 2015/2016 and the draw down for Pachaug Pond is scheduled for Winter 2016/2017. The draw down will be three feet for all of the ponds. Pond draw down is scheduled to be done every three years.
EXPAND EMERGENCY AID FOR GROWING OPIOID AND HEROIN CRISIS
Will also meet with eastern Connecticut groups today to discuss drug abuse prevention efforts WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) introduced the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, a House companion bill to an identical measure already introduced by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH). Later in the day, Courtney will meet with local activists and students from eastern Connecticut to hear about their efforts to combat drug abuse in their communities. “As communities across the country continue to grapple with rising prescription drug and heroin abuse, we need to provide them with additional resources to improve upon the coordination of public health outreach, treatment and recovery programs, and law enforcement efforts,” said Courtney. “I am pleased to be joining Senator Shaheen, who has been a national leader on this issue, Read More
Discussion and possible action on a petition received by the Town Clerk, from Anthony Cardin, regarding the proposed Lee Road site for the State Police Firearms Training Facility, with guidance from the Town Attorney on the scope of the Town's authority and options for responding to the proposed State Police Firearms Training Facility and Discussion and possible action on a creating a resolution regarding the State Police Firearms Training Facility.
Senior Center Building Committee Alternate Vacancy
Griswold Public Health and Safety Committee Vacancy
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 to email@example.com.
A MESSAGE FROM THE GRISWOLD
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
On this website, you will find information on our officials, our town departments and all boards and commissions that serve the Town of Griswold. We want to thank everyone who works for the betterment of Griswold. Your talents, expertise, and knowledge help to make our town a great place in which to live.
Griswold is very fortunate to have so many concerned residents who also possess a myriad of qualities that help to enhance the betterment of our community. If you are not already involved in the many activities and opportunities our town has to offer, we encourage you to become involved in an activity that is of interest to you.
We are very proud of our website. On our Home Page, "In the Spotlight" has a listing of the upcoming vents. A link to the Calendar of Meetings provides information about when and where all of our boards, commissions and committees meet. There is also a link for agendas and minutes.
You can reach us with questions at 860 376-7060 Extension 201; or you can visit our Staff Director for department telephone extensions. You will also find links to department staff e-mails.
If you are looking for information on our town, we hope that our website will save you a phone call or a visit to our town hall.
We hope to give you reasons to visit us for a first-hand look at our community and what it has to offer. No matter what your reason is that brings you to the Official Town of Griswold website, we hope you enjoy surfing it.
MESSAGE FROM GRISWOLD HEALTH
AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
Take Precautions to Avoid Tick Bites
We had a very mild winter and the arrival of spring introduces hazards that we all need to be aware of: Ticks.
Planning ahead and taking the following simple precautions before you begin your work may help you avoid a tick related injury or illness.
Prevention Tips to Avoid Tick and Insect Bites
·Wear light-colored clothing so ticks can be seen and removed more easily.
· Wear a long-sleeved shirt, tuck pants into socks or boot tops to keep ticks
away from the skin.
· Perform a tick check every few hours or more often if you’re working in
heavily wooded areas.
· Visually check clothing and exposed skin. Do a final, full body check at
the end of the day.
Removing a Tick
·Remove ticks as soon as you detect them.
· Using tweezers, grasp the tick near the mouth, as close to the skin as possible.
· Pull the tick in a steady, upward motion away from the skin.
· Do not use kerosene, matches or petroleum jelly to remove a tick.
· Disinfect the area with soap and water, rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.
· Make sure to record the date and location of the tick bite. If rash or flu-like symptoms appear contact your health care provider immediately.
TOWN NEWS YOU CAN USE
From: Kevin Skulczyck, Griswold First Selectman
SHELDON ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE
After a joint meeting last week with the Connecticut DOT and the Connecticut DEEP, the Sheldon Road Bridge will remain closed due to erosion under and around the bridge’s abutment, which created safety concerns and will remain closed for between 2 and 4 years due to many variables, but the project will get high priority through the entire process due to the road being completely closed.
The Town of Griswold has filed an application for funding with the DOT and has started the process for bridge replacement. Through this program, the town will be responsible for 20% of the cost of construction which will fall between $300,000 and $600,000 dollars for the town’s cost.
The town will take advantage of a state pilot program that eliminates the design cost from the town share and allows the state to pick up all of the cost for design.
BRIDGE CLOSING: Beginning Tuesday, February 2, 2016, until further notice, the Sheldon Road Bridge will be closed for safety reasons to all traffic and pedestrians. You can access Cross Road from Route 138 and Sheldon Circle can be accessed from Route 165.
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If there is a discrepancy or error, official town documents supersede any information included in this web site.