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Happy New Year from the Town Manager's Office!


In order for the Town of Enfield to make a smooth transition from former Town Manager Matthew Coppler to a new Town Manager, Acting Town Manager Lee Erdmann reorganized the Town Manager’s Office effective October 13, 2015.  Two of the changes made are highlighted below:


Courtney Hendricson-Assistant Town Manager


Mrs. Hendricson has taken over for Derrik Kennedy, who was the Town’s Assistant Town Manager until the end of September.   Before her work began as the Enfield Assistant Town Manager for Development Services about two years ago, she served as Farmington’s Director of Economic Development.  During her tenure here, Courtney has implemented business events for local companies to network, has revamped the Thompsonville Community Garden, and has started the evolution of the Community and Farmer’s Market from a quiet roadside stand to a huge Wednesday event complete with entertainment.  Courtney can be found in the Town Manager’s Office, on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall.

Peter Bryanton-Acting Assistant Town Manager, Development Services


Mr. Bryanton has been an integral part of the Town of Enfield’s Community Development division for the past 11 years, and filled the vacancy left by Mrs. Hendricson as Acting Assistant Town Manager, Development Services.  As the Director of Community Development, Bryanton has ably attracted and administered state funding to aide in Enfield’s expansion.  During his tenure, he has worked with groups interested in the growth of the town, including the revitalization of Thompsonville and the proposed Transit Center.  Under Peter’s guidance, Enfield has become a community dedicated to our local businesses, with the goal to strengthen our commercial tax base and enhance the character of our community.  Peter can be found in the Community Development Office on the 1st floor of the Town Hall.


Town Manager's Office Webpage

Development Services Webpage






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Meet Your Finance Department!


Finance plays a key role in the overall operations of the Town.  We provide overall management, direction and planning for the Town’s fiscal affairs while providing the most up to date and accurate information possible.
In addition to fiscal management, Finance collects the funds that allow the Town to provide education, policing and snowplowing among many other services to residents.  Finance is responsible for compensating employees and vendors who provide services.  Finance consists of four divisions:  Tax/Assessment, General Services, Treasury and Administration. 

The Tax/Assessment Office is probably the most familiar to the public.  The Assessor's Office produces the Annual Grand List, which consists of the value of all taxable motor vehicles, business personal property, and real estate in the Town. It is used to calculate the amount of taxes levied.  The Tax Office is then responsible for collecting those taxes. 

General Services consists of Reception and Purchasing.  Our receptionists provide high quality customer service to Town Hall visitors by assisting them in finding the services provided by the Town.    Purchasing is responsible for ensuring that the purchasing policies specified in the Enfield Town Charter are followed.  They are responsible for reviewing the purchase orders submitted by the departments as required by the Charter.  Bids for services, reviews of requests for qualifications and proposals, performance bonds and insurance certificates from vendors all filter through Purchasing.

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Accounts payable, payroll, and financial reporting are the main products of the Treasury Division and Administration division.  Payroll pays approximately 600 employees each week and provides quarterly and annual information required by the IRS.  Accounts payable pays $4.7 million in vendor payments on average each month.  Financial reporting includes monitoring and reconciling the Town’s cash and other general ledger accounts, recording the majority of the non-tax payments received by the Town and preparing information for the Town annual financial report.


Finance Department Webpage




Calendar


January 1 - New Year's Day TOWN HALL CLOSED
January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day TOWN HALL CLOSED




Upcoming Town Meetings


Town Council Special Meeting
January 4, 5:30 PM @ Enfield Room

Town Council Regular Meeting
January 4, 7:00 PM @ Council Chambers

Loan Review Committee Meeting
January 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Thompsonville Room

Inland Wetlands & Watercourse Commission
January 5, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Council Chambers

Planning & Zoning Commission
January 7, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Council Chambers

Conservation Commission
January 12, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Enfield Room

Economic Development Commission
January 13, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Thompsonville Room

Town Council Special Meeting
January 19, 5:30 PM @ Enfield Room

Town Council Regular Meeting
January 19, 7:00 PM @ Council Chambers

Inland Wetlands & Watercourse Commission
January 19, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Enfield Room

Planning & Zoning Commission
January 21, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Council Chambers

Zoning Board of Appeal
January 25, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Council Chambers

Historic District Commission
January 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Council Chambers

Revitalization Strategy Committee Meeting
January 28, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Enfield Room





Current Jobs


INFORMATION SYSTEMS
NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR



GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: 

Responsible for performing a variety of diversified duties involving implementation, administration and support of local and wide area computer networks. Works with the Information Systems staff to identify network hardware/software needs, resolve network hardware/software problems and to determine/implement the appropriate network solutions.  Insures network hardware and software support is accomplished in accordance with established policies and procedures. Provides network and server technical expertise/leadership to Information Systems Staff. Oversees the daily operations of the network information technology by performing all of the necessary tasks and assignments related to continuous secure network operations. Coordinates the development of strategic plans for network evolution. Fills in for Network Manager in his/her absence.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the direct supervision of the Director of Information Technology or designee.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervises other department personnel as required or in the absence of the Director of Information Technology or Network Manager.

Read on...


To view all job opportunities with the Town, click here.


Human Resources Webpage




RFP's


For a list of all bids and requests for proposal, click here.


Finance Department Webpage




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Tips from the Building Department to Keep You Decorating Safely!



**FYI-160 home fires per year begin with holiday lights and other decorative lighting, causing an average of 8 deaths, 14 injuries, and $8.5 million in property damage (NFPA)**

  • If bulbs have burned out, replace them right away, but make sure you use the correct wattage bulbs.
  • Water and debris can get into outdoor sockets, so make sure outdoor lights are plugged into a ground fault circuit interrupter outlet to reduce the risk of shorts and shocks.
  •  Keep an eye on extension cords, as they can occasionally overheat. Just touch-test the cord. If it's hot, unplug it.
  • Don't use tacks, nails or screws to hang lights, which can pierce the cable and become electrified. Use insulated hooks instead.
  • When running extension cords along the ground, make sure to elevate plugs and connectors with a brick to keep snow, water and debris out of the connections.
  • Tape down any ground-level extension cords to prevent people from tripping over them.
  • Check to make sure lights have been rated by a testing laboratory. You can see a list of federally recognized labs on the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's website.
  • Not all lights are rated for outdoor use. Indoor lights often have thinner insulation, which can become cracked and damaged when exposed to the elements outdoors. So make sure the ones you string up on the house belong out there.
  • Don't leave Christmas lights running when you go to bed at night or when you leave the house.
  • When you put your lights back into storage after the holidays, make sure to put them in a well-sealed container to prevent possible water damage and to block hungry rodents looking to turn the cords into lunch-Adam Verwymeren, a Networx - http://www.networx.com - writer.

Candle Safety


• Avoid using candles when possible. Consider using battery-operated

candles in place of traditional candles.

• Never leave an open flame unattended. Keep burning candles within sight.
• Place lighted candles away from combustible material such as

other decorations and wrapping paper.

• Take care to place candle displays in locations where they cannot be

knocked over.

• Never use lighted candles on a tree or near other greenery.
• Extinguish all candles before you go to sleep, leave the room, or leave

the house.



Building Inspection Division Webpage



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Please Donate Your Gently Used Books to the Library


Did you know that you can donate books to the library? The library welcomes “bookstore quality” paperbacks and hardcover materials as well as gently used DVDs and music CDs. These items are sorted and sold either at our Friends of the Library book sale in June or at our ongoing sale inside the main branch to benefit the Library Board. The library does not accept donations of encyclopedias, magazines or textbooks.
If you have any questions, please call the library at
860-763-7510.


Get Spooked with William J. Hall


Join author William J. Hall at the Enfield Public Library on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00 pm.  He will be discussing his two books on paranormal activities in Connecticut. 
 
The Haunted House Diaries: The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town in the Center of a Paranormal Mystery
Nestled deep in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut, a 1790 farmhouse sits near the epicenter of a paranormal commotion. When famous ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated, they dubbed it "Ghost Central."
 
The World's Most Haunted House: The True Story of The Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street
The story of the 1974 Bridgeport, Connecticut poltergeist is at last revealed. A crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers gathered. National media reported jumping furniture, floating refrigerators, and attacking entities.  Return to 1974 and feel the Lindley Street experience from the inside. Find out why it is deemed the haunting that should have brought the paranormal into mainstream science.
 
William J. Hall is the author of the paranormal best-seller The World's Most Haunted House: The True Story of The Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street, and also The Haunted House Diaries: The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town in the Center of a Paranormal Mystery another profound investigation into the unknown.  Hall is professionally equipped to recognize trickery: After more than 25 years as a performing magician, he knows how to create and recognize illusions. He is also an experienced researcher of the unexplained, from folklore and urban legend to fortune telling, the pyramids, and other mysterious tales. His syndicated column, "Magic and the Unknown‚" ran for six years in multiple newspapers. Hall has two sons and resides in Plainville, Connecticut.


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 Take Your Child to the Library Day!

      
In 2011, a day was dedicated among CT librarians to promoting library use for children and families.  We here at Enfield Public Library use Take Your Child to the Library Day on February 6th to showcase all the great things available at your library.  There will be something for every age child going on that day.  After sampling all of the activities on this special day, we hope that you will make bringing your child to the library a regular occurrence.  Visiting the library consistently shows your children that you value reading.  The library is also a great place to enjoy free family friendly activities or to relax and connect with your children, creating special memories that will last a lifetime. Please join us on Take Your Child to the Library Day, a celebration of libraries and all of the wonderful experiences they offer to children.
 
FEBRUARY 6th 

9:00 am Hands on Drumming with Craig Norton

2:00 pm Matinee Movie:  Goosebumps rated PG

9:00 am-1:00 pm  Make a bookmark. Fill out a “Why I Love the Library” heart. Guess how many candies are in our jar. Complete the library Scavenger Hunt. Complete 2 of these activities and be entered into  a drawing for a prize bag. One entry per family.

10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm  Book raffles each hour.



Did you know…?  The library has downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and a variety of other digital content available to library card holders.  If you have a tablet or eReader device, check out our offerings!  Visit: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org and click on Overdrive: eBooks and audiobooks.  Our reference staff is available to assist during library hours, and the digital material is available to you 24/7.  For more information, contact the library at 860-763-7511.



Library Webpage   




              

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What's New in IT?


Over the Thanksgiving break, Enfield High School faculty, staff and students were relocated to the new Fermi Steam Wing.  During the months of November and December, IT has been actively involved in making sure their faculty, staff and students have access to the IT resources they need as the building is remodeled.  Everything from phones, printers, network connections (wired and wireless) have been adjusted to meet the changing needs within the building. 
 
To keep up with all the exciting happenings in IT, we have opened these avenues for you: 
 
Twitter:  follow @enfieldtpc
IT NewsFlash Pages: http://www.enfield-ct.gov/885/Technology-News



Get to Know SeeClickFix


This first video explains what SeeClickFix is all about: providing an environment for the communication that builds a stronger, healthier community:  SeeClickFix: Better Communication, Stronger Communities
 
The second video is a quick tutorial on how to report issues via the SeeClickFix app:  How Do I Report an Issue on SeeClickFix?



Information Technology Webpage






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Preparing for Winter with the Department of Public Works


With the winter season now upon us, the Town of Enfield would like to remind residents of the Town Ordinance regarding the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks. In short,Town Ordinance #74-103 states that the owner or occupant of any building or land bordering upon any street, square or public place within the Town where there is a sidewalk is required to remove all snow, sleet and ice within a period of 24 hours after the cessation of the snow, sleet or ice.  End of storm notifications are also posted on Enfield TV.

All residents and snow removal contractors are reminded that the blowing, throwing or plowing of snow into public street or way is a violation of Enfield ordinance #74-102.  Snow that is blown, thrown or plowed into the streets by residents or contractors creates an unnecessary safety hazard to all motorists.

Lastly, all residents are reminded that no motor vehicle shall be parked on a public street or highway in town during a snow or ice storm that has an accumulation of 3 inches or more unless otherwise posted; objects such as basketball hoops must be removed as well. This is a violation of Enfield ordinances #82-63 and CT Gen Statutes Sec 19a-335.


Parking Bans


Parking ban announcements and additional info can be found on the Town website, DPW’s Twitter feed (Follow @EnfieldDPW) as well as on Enfield TV, WFSB-TV Channel 3, WVIT-TV Channel 30 and WTIC radio.

Refuse Collection Holiday Schedule


The Town of Enfield Public Works Department wishes to advise Enfield Residents that Trash and Recycling collections for both the Christmas Holiday week and New Years week will be on the normal schedule.

The Transfer Station will be closed during the Holiday season on Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st.  Yard waste collections will resume in the spring of 2016.


Residential Sand Barrel Locations

  • Abbe Road and Powder Hill Road
  • Alden Avenue and Enfield Street
  • Alden Avenue and Hartford Avenue
  • Asnuntuck Street and Prospect Street
  • Booth Road and Roy Street
  • Brainard Road at Prudence Crandall School / 2005
  • Building and Grounds Garage - 52 Prospect Street
  • Crescent Lake at Community Facility
  • Enfield Street and Sunset Drive
  • Hazard Avenue and School Street
  • Jondot Drive
  • Middle Road at Central Library
  • Moody Road at Public Works Complex
  • Neelans Road and Abbe Road
  • Old Town Hall at Rear of Building
  • Pleasant Street and Chapel Street
  • South Road and Raffia Road
  • Taylor Road and Sheridan Road
  • Town Hall (2) at Enfield Street Entrance
  • Wagon Road and Post Office Road
  • West Shore Drive
  • Weymouth Road and Deepwood Drive

Thompsonville Winter Snow Info


The Public Works Department is responsible for the clearing of snow from all streets in town. However, due to the narrow streets within the Thompsonville section of Enfield, it is difficult to maneuver plow trucks around parked cars on the road and still perform our required tasks. We are therefore asking for your cooperation which will allow us to clear your streets properly.


Prepare Your Street for Plowing


In the event of a snow forecast where 2 inches or more of snow is predicted, we ask that you find off street parking locations for your vehicles. When the storm prediction is for 3 inches or more of snow, a parking ban will be put into effect.  What this means is that anyone leaving their vehicle on the street during the snow parking ban could be subject to a ticket from the Police Department, and having their vehicle towed to an impound area. This would be costly as the owner would have to pay the fine associated with the ticket, and before the vehicle is released, payment must be made for the towing and any associated charges. In order to help you avoid these expenses, we suggest the following:
  • Listen to the major AM or FM radio stations as well as the local area television stations when there is a winter storm possibility.
  • If they are predicting any appreciable snow fall (2 inches or more) please seek off street parking for your vehicle.
  • If the storm is expected to drop 3 inches or more, these radio or television stations will advise listeners of any parking ban being instituted and when it will become effective. You will then be required to remove your vehicle from the road or be subject to the fine and charges noted above.
There are several municipal off street parking areas that can be used for your vehicle and they are as follows:
  • Corner of Pleasant St. and Whitworth St.
  • Corner of Pearl St. and Asnuntuck St.
  • Corner of Pearl St. and South St.
  • Cottage Green (playground area parking)

Cleaning Sidewalks


If you have a sidewalk along your property, you have 24 hours from the end of the snow event to make your sidewalk passable. When clearing sidewalks of snow, please do not place it in the roadway as this can create additional difficulties or unsafe conditions on the road. It could also result in action being taken against you by the Police Department.

Your cooperation is essential if we are to properly remove the snow from your roads and make them as safe as possible for you and others in this area.  We thank you in advance of your anticipated cooperation and hope that you have an enjoyable winter season.

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Adult Day Center


Are you alone all day?  Would you like to have a place to go that is safe and fun?
Come and see us at the Enfield Adult Day Center.

 
We are the Enfield Adult Day Center and we have been in service to people for over 20 years.
Our professional health staff provides:

  • Nutritious noontime meals 
  • Health monitoring and administration of physician-prescribed medications and treatments
  • Personal hygiene and bathing
  • Daily therapeutic exercises
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Entertainment 
  • Field Trips 

And right now we are offering a free week for new clients
Please call 860-763-7485 to schedule a visit and obtain further information. Transportation is available.



Adult Day Center Webpage





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Enfield Emergency Medical Services has New Hires!


We are happy to announce that we have hired 2 Paramedics, Nicholas North and Brennan McGuire.  Both Nicholas and Brennan come to Enfield with several years of experience working as Paramedics in other communities.  They share a passion for helping others, and follow Enfield EMS’s mission of providing high quality and compassionate emergency medical care to our community.   We are glad Nicholas and Brennan have joined our team! 


Enfield EMS Webpage

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Introducing Dr. Roger J. O'Brien Planning and Zoning

 
Dr. O'Brien joined the Town of Enfield in mid- October as a contractual Town Planner, having had experience in both the private and public sectors.
 

Roger earned a BA degree in Economics from Fordham College, a Masters in Urban Planning degree and a PhD in Public Administration from New York University.  He has served as the consulting Town Planner for the Town of Orange, the Town Planner for the Town of Hamden and the Director of Planning for the City of Hartford.
 
Roger directs the Planning Office and serves as an adviser to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, Conservation Commission, Historic District Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
 
Dr O'Brien is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.



Planning and Zoning Webpage




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The Family Resource Center 

 
The Family Resource Center would like to invite you to:
Get Your "Motor" Running
 
Friday, January 15th, 2016
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Lamagna Center Gym
19 North Main Street 
 
Please join us for a fun morning of activities which engage your child’s gross motor skills.  Come push large cars and trucks, participate in a bean bag toss or crawl and hide in our tents.  We will also offer a light snack.Parents, Caregivers and Children (ages birth to 5) are welcome!
 
Please, call Erin Grimes at 253-6580 to register or email: egrimes@enfield.org.
 
*Support for the FRC at Stowe was provided in part by the LEGO Community Fund U.S.* 
 


 
El Family Resource Center Les invita a: 

Poner en Marcha su Motricidad
 
Viernes, Enero 15, 2016
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Gimnasio Lamagna Center
19 North Main Street
 
Venga a una mañana divertida de actividades en las cuales su niño usará sus habilidades de motricidad gruesa.  Empujen carros y camiones, participe en lanzamiento de bolsas de frijoles o pase y escóndase en nuestras carpas de niños. Ofreceremos un ligero bocadillo. Padres, personas a cargo de niños y sus niños (de 0 a 5 años) están bienvenidos.
 
Por favor, llame Ana Troya at 253-6580 para registrarse o por email: atroya@enfield.org.
 
*Apoyo para el FRC en Stowe es proporcionado en parte por the LEGO Community Fund U.S.*



Family Resource Center Webpage


Happy New Year from Development Services!

 
We are looking forward to another great year together helping local businesses grow and prosper.  Development Services remains on the move to help make things happen so that our business community continues to shine!  

Visit us at www.thinkenfield.com for more information about business development opportunities.  You can also explore the CERC (Connecticut Economic Resource Center) Site Finder to learn about available commercial properties in Enfield.

Be sure to sign up to receive the latest Economic Development happenings through eNews.
 
We wish you a very Happy New Year filled with happiness, health, and prosperity!
 
-Peter Bryanton, Acting Assistant Town Manager, Development Services



Development Services Webpage

Economic Development Webpage





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Upcoming Senior Center Special Events

 
Drive Time Band Dance
Friday, January 15, 6 pm
$7 per person


Get ready to dance! Work off those extra holiday calories and have a great night with local band DriveTime. Dessert and coffee will be served at the break.
 
Sinatra & All That Jazz
Friday, January 29, 6 pm
$7 per person


Rob Zappulla, backed by his five piece band, will perform the timeless hits of Frank Sinatra spanning the five decades of classic Sinatra, from the days with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to the Las Vegas show rooms. Rob’s vocals and the jazzy sounds of his band will warm you up on a winter night. Dessert and coffee are included.
 
AAPR 50+ Job Seeker: Tips & Tools
Thursday, January 14, 6 pm
Free


AARP State Director, Nora Duncan, presents a look at the many job seeker resources available through AARP and organizations right here in Connecticut and a review of the essentials that any 50+ job seeker must consider. Snow Date: Thursday, January 21 at 6 pm. 



Enfield Senior Center Webpage






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Photo Courtesy of Sue Muldoon
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