Today on 06/30/2015
9:00am - 4:00pm
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
TOWN OF WESTBROOK
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 Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
1. To approve, as a qualifying community program pursuant to The Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program, a proposed energy conservation project to be undertaken by the Valley-Shore YMCA, as set forth in its Form NAA-01 which is on file in the Town Clerk’s office for public inspection.
2. To appropriate the sum of $35,000 from the CNR Reserve Account-Police Vehicles to the Project Account Police Vehicles as recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance.
3. To appropriate the sum of $55,000 from the CNR Unreserved Account to the Project Account Police Radios as recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance.
4. To appropriate the sum of $100,000 from the CNR Unreserved Account to the Project Account Fire Headquarters Generator as recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance.
5. To appropriate the sum of $55,000 from the CNR Unreserved Account to Project Account Fire Headquarters Building Repairs as recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance.
6. To appropriate the sum of $140,000 from the CNR Unreserved Account to the Project Account Communications Interoperability as recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance
7. To appropriate the sum of $30,000 from the CNR Reserve Account-Seawalls/Jetties to the Project Account Seawall Maintenance as recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance.
8. To appropriate the sum of $48,000 from the CNR Reserve Account-Athletic Fields to the Project Account Athletic Fields as recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance.
9. To appropriate the sum of $30,000 from the CNR Reserve Account-Planning Funds to the Project Account Zoning Regulations Revisions as recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance.
10. To appropriate the sum of $15,300 from the CNR Unreserved Account to the Project Account Senior Center Kitchen Equipment as recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance.
11. To appropriate the sum of $10,000 from the CNR Reserve Account-Board of Education to the Project Account Daisy Room Heaters as recommended by Board of Finance.
12. To appropriate the sum of $19,000 from the CNR Reserve Account-Board of Education to the Project Account High School Exhaust Fans as recommended by Board of Finance.
13. To appropriate the sum of $86,250 from the CNR Reserve Account-Board of Education to the Project Account District-wide Telephone System as recommended by Board of Finance.
14. To appropriate the sum of $15,000 from the CNR Reserve Account-Board of Education to the Project Account High School Theater-Auditorium Study as recommended by Board of Finance.
15. To appropriate the sum of $170,000 from the CNR Reserve Account-Revaluation to the Project Account 2016 Revaluation as recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance.
16. To appropriate the sum of a contribution of $166,500 from Southern Connecticut Gas Company to CBR Project Account Seaside Paving as recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance.
Dated at Westbrook, Connecticut this 18th day of June, 2015
Board of Selectmen
John Hall, III
“In accordance with American with Disabilities Act, Final Rule 1994 for State and Local Government Facilities, Special Accommodations will be provided upon notification to agency within a reasonable time of such need”
I HEREBY CERTIFY that on the 18th day of June 2015, I posted a written copy of the attached warning and notice of a Special Town Meeting upon all the sign posts of the Town of Westbrook and all other places designated by the Town.
I FURTHER CERTIFY that on the 18th day of June 2015, I caused the attached warning and notice of a Special Town Meeting of the Town of Westbrook to be filed with Joan Angelini its Town Clerk.
I FURTHER CERTIFY that on the 18th day of June 2015, I caused a copy of said warning and notice to be published in the Harbor News having circulation within the Town of Westbrook.
I FURTHER CERTIFY that all of the above acts were done by me at least five days before the holding of said meeting on Monday, June 29, 2015.
Town of Westbrook
Notice of Request for Proposals
Closing Date/Time: Monday, July 15, 2015, 2 P.M.
The Town of Westbrook will accept proposals on the following on the closing date & time above.
Description: Revaluation Services ‐ Interim Valuation
Interested parties should print or download the request for proposal for more information and terms of a proposal.
Free Light Bulb Swap for Residents Event
Funded by Town's first Bright Idea Grant on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westbrook Town Green
Download the Westbrook Light Bulb Swap press release.
The Town will no longer be issuing transfer station/beach stickers
You will need to show your ID or One of the following: Drivers License (valid), Tax Bill, Mail
2015 Parking Beach Pass Policy
Residents: FREE No parking pass needed at the gate. You must show a valid driver’s license, mail, or tax bill. Non-resident: $20 per vehicle/daily pass only sold at the gate.
You must come to the town hall to purchase passes for the following:
Temporary Resident - $10 visitors of Westbrook residents Motels - $20 owner must purchase/limited to number of rooms Cottage Rentals - $20 rental agreement required, vehicle registered to renter only Boaters - $30 seasonal slip agreement required/vehicle registration to slip renters only Business - $10 owner must purchase/town reserves the right to limit the number of passes Timeshare Owners - $10 temp. pass for the week. Show proof of ownership
Temporary passes can be obtained in the first selectman's office
May 5, 2015
- The Currituck is expected to arrive May 15 and begin dredging for 6 full days
- Westbrook will be the first dredge site on the Currituck’s New England schedule
- All shoals from the 8 ft. entrance channel will be removed
- Funding and permits from the State are secured
Town of Westbrook Warning of Tax Collection Scam
The Town of Westbrook is warning residents of a tax collection scam going around. The attached letter has been sent to various taxpayers in their town and none of them were delinquent. The letters have been referencing different banks. It apparently is a scam to get check information from taxpayers.
Town of Westbrook
Fiscal Year 2015-16 General Fund Operating Budget Calendar
To print and view the general fund operating budget calendar please click here to download it.
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
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