Today on 10/02/2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Town Hall Hours
Mon - Wed / 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu / 9:00am - 7:00pm
Fri / 9:00am - Noon
Wednesday, January 1st - New Year's Day
Monday, Janurary 20th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 17th - Pesident's Day
Friday, April 18th - Good Friday
Monday, May 26th - Memorial Day
Friday, July 4th - Independence Day
Monday, September 1st - Labor Day
Monday, October 13th - Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 11th - Veteran's Day
Thursday-Friday, November 27th-28th - Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, December 24th - Christmas Eve Day - Town offices close at 12:00PM (Noon)
Thursday, December 25th - Christmas Day
Friday, December 26th - Floating Holiday
Thursday-Friday, Janurary 1st-2nd 2015 - Floating Holiday
New Emergency Notification System
Welcome to Westbrook, Connecticut USA, a quaint shoreline community nestled on the banks of Long Island Sound between New Haven and New London. Explore our site and plan a visit to enjoy our fresh salt air, sandy beaches, unlimited marine activities.
Relax in a cozy B&B or chill out in a full-featured resort. Poke around our unique shops and meander through our well stocked mall. When you work up an appetite and you will, Westbrook offers everything from fun casual to gourmet fare and everything in between. Something for every palate and pocketbook.
Enjoy Westbrook, a friendly port.
Storm Closings / Meeting Cancellations / Urgent Notices
Special Town Meeting on Thursday, October 9, 2014
The legal voters of the Town of Westbrook, Connecticut and all others qualified to vote in meetings of said Town are hereby notified and warned that a Special Town Meeting will be held in the Multi Media Room at the Teresa Mulvey Municipal Center, 866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Click here to download the complete Special Town Meeting for October 9 Document
Public Candidates Forum hosted by the Westbrook Council of Beaches on Monday, October 6, 2014
Candidates for the 33rd State Senate District (Colin Bennett, Emily Bjornberg and Art Linares), the 23rd State Assembly District (Devin Carney and Mary Stone) and the 35th State Assembly District (Jesse MacLachlan and Tom Vicino) will appear at the Public Candidates Forum hosted by the Westbrook Council of Beaches, and will debate issues of interest to the entire districts. The public is invited to the Forum at 7pm on Monday, October 6, 2014 at the Teresa Mulvey Municipal Center, Multipurpose Room, 866 Boston Post Road, in Westbrook. For further information, go to westbrookcouncilofbeaches.org
Upcoming Town Center and Flat Rock Place Workshop with UCONN
The second in a series of public workshops for the Town Center and Flat Rock Place Master Plan is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Media Room located in the Mulvey Municipal Center. Members of the UCONN team will give an overview of progress to date and solicit feedback on the concepts presented. All interested citizens and business owners are encouraged to attend. This will be the last public workshop before presentation of the final plan in January. Some of the ideas presented will include:
- Modifications to Roads in order to improve functionality and aesthetic appeal of Town Center and Flat Rock Place.
- Strengthening of the Village Core through improved parking, increased commercial space, architectural design guidelines and streetscape improvements.
- Enhancements to the Town Green.
- Creation of Defined Points of Entry through special plantings, signage, etc
- Proposed Park Area overlooking the Patchogue River and protection of this scenic vista.
The Committee will give a progress update on the next phase of the Town Center Parking Project at the corner of Rte. 1 and Westbrook Place.
Those planning to attend the workshop are encouraged to register by calling Lisa DeMaria in the Land Use Office at 860-399-3047 x132 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to help determine room set-up. Registration is not necessary to attend.
Protect Customers from Scams
At CL&P and Yankee Gas, we want to protect customers from potential scams. As an important safety reminder, we remind customers through press releases, social media, bill communications and our websites that all CL&P and Yankee Gas employees carry photo identification at all times and most of our technical employees also drive a company vehicle. If a customer believes somebody is falsely claiming to be an CL&P and Yankee Gas employee, they should report the incident immediately to local police. CL&P and Yankee Gas employees also rarely make unsolicited house visits. Some exceptions include following up on collections notices, accessing our equipment to ensure the safe and efficient operation of our distribution system, or if there is another safety concern. To help further protect customers from potential scams, CL&P and Yankee Gas reminds customers of the following:
- Never provide personal financial information to any unsolicited individual, whether in person, on the phone, or online.
- Customers scheduled for disconnection due to non-payment receive advanced written notice, which includes actions they can take to ensure their service isn't interrupted.
- Customers have multiple payment options available, including E&mdashBill, One Time Payments, Pay by Phone, Money Orders, Walk-In Locations and credit card payments.
- CL&P and Yankee Gas companies would never ask customers to purchase prepaid cards.
- A customer can verify a caller claiming to be from CL&P and Yankee Gas is legitimate by asking for some basic information about their account. Our representatives are able to provide the name on their account, the account address and exact past due balance on their account.
- Customers should always decline any door-to-door offer claiming to be from CL&P and Yankee Gas—even if the individuals provide proof such as a utility company badge number.
- Customers may also call CL&P (800-286-2000) and Yankee Gas (800-989-0900) directly to confirm any offers.
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Preparedness
The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1st, with the highest threat for Westbrook from August 1st to November 15th. All residents are encouraged to have an appropriate disaster kit and disaster plan for themselves and their family including any pets.
For more information on these items and preparedness resources for Westbrook residents and businesses, please visit the Westbrook Emergency Management website at www.westbrookem.com
The gas main installation will continue from the Pilot’s Point Marina property east on Seaside Ave. past Bellstone Ave. to approximately house number 173 Seaside Ave. beginning on Tuesday, 9/2/14. The main will also be installed from Seaside Ave. north on Post Ave. to Boston Post Road (Rte.1) to tie into the existing gas main on Rte. 1.
I expect the contractor (C.B. Utility) to install 600-800 feet of gas main per day. The contractor will arrange for traffic control with the local police and or authorized flaggers to manage traffic and roadway safety.
The gas main installation will take approximately 2 – 3 weeks. The contractor will work on installations after the main is complete. The cost for service installation will increase once the final restoration has been completed.
The work will be temporarily paved with hot asphalt material with a final restoration of the roadway planned for May 1, 2015.
2013 Mill Rate
In response to increasing and competing demands for the use and development of the waters and coastal shoreline of the Town of Westbrook, the Harbor Management Commission has made the decision to prepare a Harbor Management Plan which will address a wide range of water-related issues for the entire Westbrook shoreline including:
- Recreational and commercial boating, fishing and shellfishing.
- Flood and erosion hazards, including areas subject to high-velocity waves.
- Industrial and commercial water-dependant uses.
- Water-dependant recreational and educational uses.
- Water quality and public health.
- Public access.
- Natural resources conservation including: tidal wetlands, estuaries, beaches, dunes, intertidal flats, escarpments, fish and shellfish resources, and rocky shores.
Harbor Management Plan
Draft Harbor Ordinance
2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Click to view the 2014 Household Hazerous Waste Collections Flyer
Great News for Westbrook!
The most recent Connecticut Magazine edition on “Rating the Towns” rates Westbrook #3 out of 39 towns relative to the median sale price of a home. Please see rating chart below. On page 58 of the magazine, note the following: “If you’re interested in an affordable town along the shoreline, you might consider Westbrook, which ranks second in civic engagement, second in economic success and third in education”.
Dog Ordinance Update
Please download the attached PDF to learn more about the updated dog ordinance.
Download the Updated Dog Ordinance
Westbrook Offers Discounted Prescription Drug Program
The Town of Westbrook, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, is now providing a prescription discount card that will provide uninsured and underinsured residents steep savings on prescription medicines. Westbrook is a member of CCM and this new program is only available to CCM member communities.
Download the Press Release
Connecticut Officials Urge ALL Connecticut Residents to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts; Allowing Urgent Communications with EVERY CONNECTICUT Resident
The State of Connecticut today announced the opening of the registration website for CT Alert (www.ctalert.gov), the nation’s first statewide emergency notification system (ENS) enabling Connecticut authorities to communicate critical information to hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents and businesses before, during and after emergencies.
Click HERE to read the complete letter
Please note the following openings on various boards and committees throughout the Town of Westbrook.
If you are interested in filling any of these positions, please contact Suzanne Helchowski in the First Selectman’s office at 860-399-3040 ext 110
- Cable TV Advisory Council
- River COG Selectmen’s Representative
- Economic Development Commission
- Fire Commissioner Alternate
- Housing Authority
- Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission Alternate
- Town Center Alternate
- Water Pollution Control Commission