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Today on 09/30/2014

Hill Farm Home Owners
9:30am - 10:00am
Hill Farm Home Owners
North Conference Room
9:30am - 10:00am

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Plan of Conservation & Development

Town Hall Hours

Mon - Wed / 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu / 9:00am - 7:00pm
Fri / 9:00am - Noon

2014 Town Hall Office Holidays

CT Alert

Welcome to Westbrook, Connecticut

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

 

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 ldemaria@westbrookct.us 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.

 

Upcoming Meeting Notice:

At the Board of Selectmen meeting on Thursday 9/25, 7:00 p.m., there will be a Public Information Session regarding a proposed Blight Ordinance. All are invited to attend.

 

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

 

Construction Notice:

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

2013 Mill Rate is 21.79

Harbor Management

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:

  1. Recreational and commercial boating, fishing and shellfishing.
  2. Flood and erosion hazards, including areas subject to high-velocity waves.
  3. Industrial and commercial water-dependant uses.
  4. Water-dependant recreational and educational uses.
  5. Water quality and public health.
  6. Public access.
  7. 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
CL&P has informed the Selectman’s Office that there will be several more weeks of tree trimming near power lines in Westbrook. This is a preventative measure in the event of a storm that will minimize power outages

2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Click to view the 2014 Household Hazerous Waste Collections Flyer


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”.


Rating Chart
October 24, 2013

Dog Ordinance Update


Please download the attached PDF to learn more about the updated dog ordinance.


Download the Updated Dog Ordinance
May 30, 2013

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
December 6, 2012
NEW - Septic pump out information for the Town of Westbrook is now available to the public through a site called Septic Search. The website address is http://septicsearch.com. You will be asked for the State and Town name, and then you may search by address or last name. All septic pumpers are required to submit Westbrook pump out records to this database. If you have questions regarding the information found on the site, please contact the Land Use Office at 860-399-3047. A link to the Septic Search site may be found in the Quick Links Section on this page.
A new quick link has been added for Financial Reports on the left. If you have any questions or comments regardingthe town's financial reports, please contact Andrew Urban, Director of Finance, at (860) 399-3004 oraurban@westbrookct.us.

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

Local Tide Chart

2013 Mill Rate is 21.79
2012 Mill Rate is 20.98
2011 Mill Rate is 20.98