Griswold, Connecticut

 

 

and the Borough of Jewett City       A Heritage River Community Growing on Strong Foundations

                                

 
TOWN  AND STATE               
FIRST SELECTMAN' CALENDAR   

 

From: Kevin Skulczyck, Griswold First Selectman

 

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 Rte. 138 and Sheldon Circle can be accessed from Rte. 165.

 

COURTNEY INTRODUCES BILL TO

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
 

WINTER STORMS MAY BRING NECESSARY PARKING RESTRICTIONS,

PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS TO SEE IF IT APPLIES.

THE REQUIREMENTS ARE OUTLINED BELOW:

 

 PARKING BAN – WINTER MONTHS

 

PLEASE CHECK WOLVERINE RADIO ONLINE, PHONE APP OR 1690 AM FOR YOUR CONNECTION TO LOCAL INFORMATION

 

A Parking Ban means to remove all vehicles from the streets. This allows the Public Works Department to clean the streets effectively. This means everyone needs to use off-street parking.

 

If you do not have off-street parking, please ask a friend or a neighbor who may have space available for you to use. If you do not have a friend or neighbor who can help, please use the DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS – UPPER PARKING LOT AT LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD (ADJACENT TO SKATE PARK) AND PARKING LOT NEXT TO YOUTH CENTER (VETERANS’ MEMORIAL PARK).

 

The Parking Ban is advertised on radio stations WCTY, WICH, WNLC, Roxy, and Wolverine Radio, as well as media stations CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, town website www.griswold-ct.org,  www.facebook.com  Griswold Now page, Selectman’s Office of Griswold, CT page, and Wolverine Radio page. Read More....

 

ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION LINKS:

 

TO: All Chief Elected Officials of Connecticut Municipalities DATE: January 20, 2016

 

FROM:    Office of the Secretary of the State

                  Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut 

                  Connecticut Council of Small Towns

                  Connecticut Conference of Municipalities

                  Connecticut Town Clerks Association

 

RE:            Online Voter Registration Links

 

Because 2016 is a Presidential year we can expect that voter participation will be strong and that third party organizations and campaigns will be highly active. Together we are reaching out to you with a small, but meaningful request, regarding the online voter registration system (voterregistration.ct.gov) and a link to the “Voter Lookup Tool”    READ MORE

 

CALENDAR OF

MEETINGS

SCHEDULES

 

Click on the House 

logo for

HUD and CHRO Fair

Housing Information

http://www.state.ct.us

/chro/ 

www.hud.gov/

complaints/housediscrim.cfm

Events Submissions to this site by town

and borough groups may be sent to

dszall@griswold-ct.org.

Businesses established in Griswold may

appear on our Businesses Page

 
STATE OF CONNECTICUT ANNOUNCEMENTS

DPH: Time to Test for Radon

DPH offering free radon test kits during January, National Radon Action Month

 

Hartford -  The Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH) urges Connecticut residents to test their homes for radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Health officials estimate that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States......Read More.......

 
LEGISLATIVE UPDATES
 
TOWN NEWS YOU CAN USE

CT DEEP NOTICE OF DRAW DOWN SCHEDULED

FOR GRISWOLD PONDS

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     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.

   

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Aquarion Water Company Opens Nominations for

2016 Environmental Champion Awards

 

Aquarion Water Company is again seeking non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals to honor for outstanding volunteer efforts in conserving and improving Connecticut’s natural environment.

 

Now in its sixth year, the Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards program has brought well-deserved recognition to not only award winners, but also all the people, companies and organizations across the state who give time and energy to diverse environmental projects. Award categories cover non-profits, small and large businesses, adults and students in grades 9-12.

 

Winners in the adult, small and large business, and non-profit award categories will be able to name an environmental non-profit organization to receive a $2,500 grant from Aquarion. The student winner will receive a $1,000 award. The deadline for nominations is May 4, 2016. Awards will go to outstanding volunteer projects that have improved and protected Connecticut’s natural resources – its air, water, soils, or plant and wildlife communities.

 

Winners will be named on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at a special event to be held at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, in Bridgeport. Among the dignitaries on hand to honor the winners will be U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal.     LINK TO NOMINAITON FORM

 

More information and a nomination form can be found at aquarionwater.com or facebook.com/aquarionwater.

 

 

 

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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1, 2016
 
   

Attending CADCA Event

      February 1 - 4

 

IN THE FIRST SELECTMAN'S ABSENCE, PLEASE DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO LISA WOOD, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
GRISWOLD  AT A GLANCE
 
2014 Grand List Mill Rates

 

Griswold 26.57

Borough of Jewett City 3.99

 

Last Revaluation October 1, 2011

BOARD AND COMMISSION VACANCIES
 
 

COMMISSION

PARTY

AFFILIATION

TO FILL

REMAINING TERM

 

Board and Commission vacancies may be filled by

the party affiliation or by an independent registered voter.

     
A MESSAGE FROM THE GRISWOLD BOARD OF SELECTMEN
 

      This website you will find information on our officials, our town departments, and all of the boards and commissions that serve Town of Griswold. We would like to take this time 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 some of the upcoming events. A Link to the Calendar of Meetings provides information about when and where all of our boards and commissions meet. There is also a link for the agendas and minutes.

 

     You can reach us with questions at (860) 376-7060 Ext. 201; or your can visit our Staff Directory 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 visit to our town hall or a phone call.

  

     We hope to give you reasons to want to visit us for a first-hand look at our community and what it has to offer if you are just visiting our website and have never been to Griswold.

  

     No matter what your reason is that brings you to the Official Town of Griswold Web Site, we hope you enjoy surfing it!

 
SAFETY MESSAGE FROM THE GRISWOLD SAFETY COMMITTEE

DROPPING TEMPERATURES

MEAN BLACK ICE


With the colder temperatures, melting of snow turns to black ice as it re-freezes. Here are some tips about walking and working carefully in slippery, cold conditions:


Plan ahead and wear the proper footwear for snow and ice.

 

Plan out where you are walking by looking ahead and identifying hazards like black ice, inclines or blocked paths. Use treated, established walkways when available.

 

If possible, walk with nothing in your hands or with your hands out of your pockets. If you need to carry items make sure your line of site is not compromised.
 

Walk slowly and carefully.
 

Walk with your weight centered on your feet and take short or  shuffling steps. Try to walk flatfooted rather than on tiptoe.
If available, use a handrail.
 

Be conscious of your footing when entering and exiting your vehicle. Maintain three points of contact whenever possible

 

The official Town of Griswold web site is provided as a convenience to its citizens.

Every effort has been made to insure that this site is accurate and up to date.

If there is a discrepancy or error, official town documents supersede any information included in this web site.

 

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