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Meet Town Manager
Bryan Chodkowski


Enfield's new Town Manager, Bryan Chodkowski graduated from Ohio University in 1999.  He was able to garner a diverse knowledge in municipal operations which in addition to traditional administration, public safety, and public works functions includes public utility, cemetery, and aviation enterprises.  Mr. Chodkowski began working as the Riverside Ohio City Manager in January 2007 and before that worked as a village manager in Sparta and Fowlerville. Mr. Chodkowski attended Ohio University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – Public Administration. Mr. Chodkowski is also professionally recognized as a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Managers Association.  He is married with three lovely children.

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Goodbye and Good Luck
to Mr. Lee Erdmann


For those of us that had the pleasure to meet Mr. Erdmann, it was just that, an extreme pleasure.  In the 8 months that Lee stepped into the role as our temporary Town Manager, he made many accomplishments with his open-minded approach and patient nature.  While the position that he took was always meant to be an interim,  Lee's effect will be long lasting, and he will be sorely missed.  Good luck Lee!

Town Manager



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Lights, Camera, and Plenty of Action:
A Snapshot of E-TV

 
Enfield Television, or E-TV is the Town of Enfield’s Public, Education and Government information Station.  It was started in 2005 when the Enfield Republican Town Committee paid resident Walt Shermer for his time to come and tape a public meeting in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall.  Before then, Walt had been taping the meetings as a matter of civic responsibility.  He felt that the meetings should be seen by more than the people who attended the meetings.  At that time Walt had a small video business and had the equipment to videotape the meetings.  He would tape them and then send them to Cox Cable where they were broadcast on the public access channel.

From those humble beginnings, E-TV has grown to be what it is today, a conduit for information about public events, useful information about living in Enfield, services provided to families in town and a way for residents of Enfield to watch all of the board meetings held in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall.

The past two years have been pivotal for E-TV.  The station hired a full time station manager to take over the responsibilities of running the day to day operations and administrative duties.  As well as changes to the administration of the station, it was decided to upgrade the station’s equipment. The station went from a tape based acquisition system to all digital.  Our camera cards are able to record up to ten hours of HD video on each camera and are able to output that information into the video system in a matter of minutes. 

There have been other major purchases  and additions to the station which include: A new five piece lighting system, Green Screen capabilities, new wireless microphones and probably the biggest addition to the station: a state of the art non-linear editing station.  This increases our production values substantially.  We are now able to edit our productions where, before now, we had no easy way to do that.  What was captured with the cameras went on the air the same way for the most part.  There was no easy way to put in graphics, dissolves, music or other special effects without spending hours and hours to accomplish those tasks.  So, all new cameras, a new control room, new lights, new green screen, and new editing system, all in less than six months and under budget!

Of course, with new equipment comes new personnel.  We have increased our staff to nine part time videographers from six, and added a part time administrative/production assistant.  Last year we teamed up with Asnuntuck Community College and got our first intern.  We now have interest from three different colleges, two within Connecticut and one from the Boston area with students interested in internships here at E-TV.  Everyone who works at E-TV learns every aspect of video production.  One person does not do one job.  Because of the work involved in successfully creating a video production, everyone has to know every aspect of the production. 

For the first time, E-TV has an office and small studio courtesy of the Board of Education.  We now live at the Alcorn School in the lower level near the rear of the building.  E-TV has been able to grow to do more than just videotape Council Chamber meetings.  We have branched out into doing training videos for different departments in town.  We have produced videos for Human Resources, Public Works, the Board of Education, Emergency Medical Services and the Enfield Fire Department. We are looking to do more with these departments and others in the future.  By bringing the work in house, the town has been able to save thousands of dollars in production costs rather than go to an outside agency to get this done.

There are a few ways to see E-TV here in town as well as around the world.  First and foremost, we are on Cox Cable.  Our station is on channel 16 in Cox Cable’s lineup.  There you can see live meetings from the Council Chambers at the Town Hall.  You can also watch pre-recorded meetings and programs throughout the day. We have a bulletin board that shows information about different town activities scheduled throughout the year as well as other useful information such as our featured show lineup and schedule.  E-TV features shows every four hours at 3, 7, and 11AM plus 3, 7 and 11PM.  These are mainly programmed meetings from the Town Council, Board of Education, Planning and Zoning, Zoning Board of Appeals and the Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Agency. 

The times in between these featured meetings we show other programs of interest to the community as well as re-runs of the meetings of that month.  We also have a channel on the Frontier Cable System. To see our station on Frontier, tune to channel 99 and then scroll down the list of towns until you get to Enfield.  Click on Enfield and then you will see our channel come up as well as Cox’s public access channel.  We broadcast simultaneously on both systems so what you see on one is the same as the other.

What we are most proud of at this time though, is the fact that E-TV now streams our Council Chamber meetings live to the internet on YouTube!  You can watch the meetings live from any connected device; cell phone, laptop, computer, iPad or any other device that has an internet connection.  And better yet, you can even pause the video, rewind it to an earlier portion of the meeting, or fast forward so you come back to the live portion of the meeting.  No more having to be home and in front of the TV set to watch a meeting.  The meetings are automatically archived into the YouTube site as well. As soon as the meeting is over, you can watch it instantly.  No more waiting until the next day for us to upload it to the E-TV YouTube site.

To find us on YouTube type youtube.com in the address bar of your browser and then in the search box at the top of the YouTube web page, type Enfield Television and voila! There you are!   Just about everything we produce is up on our YouTube Channel.  Archives go back to the first Town Council meeting in January of 2012!

These are just a few things that are going on here at E-TV.  If you would like more information about the station, how you can get involved or even what you would like to see on E-TV, please feel free to contact us here at the station.  We would really like to know what you think about the station and how you think we can make it better.  Our contact information is:

E-Mail: etv@enfield.org
Phone: 860-741-4027

We look forward to continuing to serve the Enfield Community and to hearing from the public as to how we can better serve the town and its residents.

Enfield Television



Calendar


June 6 - First Day of Ramadan

June 14 - Flag Day

June 19 - Father's Day

June 20 - First Day of Summer



Upcoming Town Meetings


Commission on Aging Meetings
June 1, 4:00 PM @ Enfield Senior Center

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
June 2, 6:00 PM @ Enfield High School

Enfield High School Building Committee
June 2, 6:30 PM @ Enfield High School

Planning & Zoning Commission
June 2, 7:00 PM @ Town Hall Council Chambers

Town Council Special Meeting
June 6, 5:30 PM @ Enfield Room

Town Council - Regular Meeting
June 6, 7:00 PM @ Town Hall Council Chambers

Inland Wetlands & Watercourse Commission
June 7, 7:00 PM @ Town Hall Council Chambers

Commission on Aging Meetings
June 8, 4:00 PM @ Senior Center

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
June 9, 6:00 PM PM @ Enfield High School

Enfield High School Building Committee
June 9, 6:30 PM PM @ Enfield High School

Enfield Conservation Commission
June 14, 7:00 PM @ Enfield Room

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
June 16, 6:00 PM @ Enfield High School

Enfield High School Building Committee
June 16, 6:30 PM @ Enfield High School

Town Council Special Meeting
June 20, 5:30 PM @ Enfield Room

Town Council Regular Meeting
June 20, 7:00 PM @ Council Chambers

Enfield Historic District Commission
June 22, 7:00 PM @ Council Chambers

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
June 23, 6:00 PM @ Enfield High School

Enfield High School Building Committee
June 23, 6:30 PM @ Enfield High School

Ethics Commission
June 27, 7:00 PM @ Enfield Room

Zoning Board of Appeal
June 27, 7:00 PM @ Council Chambers

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
June 30, 6:00 PM @ Enfield High School

Enfield High School Building Committee
June 30, 6:30 PM @ Enfield High School



Current Job Postings



SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT - CONGREGATE LIVING
COOK - PT
RATE OF PAY- $15.48/hr


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible position required to ensure that nutrition is provided for seniors during weekend and holiday meals.  Works independently and is responsible for all aspects of food service.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports directly to the Congregate Living Assistant Project Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Regular & punctual attendance; formulates and cooks weekend and holiday menus for lunch, cleans up after all meals.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Does related work as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For more on this position, click here.

For all job opportunities with the Town of Enfield, click here.


Human Resources



RFP's


For all bid openings and requests for proposal, click here.

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EMS Chief Gary Wiemokly, EMS Captain Erin Maloney, and DPH Commissioner Dr. Pino

Congratulations Enfield EMS!

 
The Town of Enfield’s Emergency Medical Service had much to celebrate this year’s National EMS Week (May 15th through the 21st)!
 
Friday the week before the beginning of EMS Week, Enfield’s EMS Chief, Gary Wiemokly was notified by the American Heart Association/Mission LifeLine (AHA/ML) that Enfield EMS has achieved “GOLD” Level for prehospital care of STEMI patients.  STEMI patients are those suffering a specific type of heart attack.  The EMS Team will complete their usual patient assessment and obtain a 12-Lead electrocardiogram (EKG), same quality as hospital in-patients receive.  If the Paramedic from the EMS Team identifies specific cardiac changes on the EKG the receiving hospital is notified early in the patient’s care and upon arrival at the hospital emergency department the patient is taken directly to the cardiac “cath lab.”  The goal is to have any blockage of coronary arteries cleared to allow normal blood flow to return, preserving precious heart muscle.

Enfield EMS has shown consistently over the past 24 months a superior level of prehospital care in this area and through data reviewed by the AHA/ML.  After reviewing the data the AHA made the determination and Enfield EMS was awarded this recognition.
 
On Monday the 16th, Enfield EMS’ Captain, Erin Maloney was presented the Connecticut Distinguished Achievement Award in EMS for her part in the development of Enfield’s HeartSafe Community designation.  Along with this designation Captain Maloney was recognized for her continued efforts in on-going CPR education and training and expansion of the Town’s public access AED Program.  Through her actions and efforts businesses and citizens are better equipped and trained to act should an emergency happen.
 
Tuesday May 17th, the EMS Department recognized four members of the EMS Team for their contributions to the department and the Town of Enfield.  Stacey Durante, paramedic received the Outstanding Patient Advocate award; Christopher Wargo, EMT was presented with the Best Team Player award; Jon Dobbert, EMT received the Most Professional recognition award; Christopher Amendola, Paramedic was recognized as Excellence behind the Scenes.  These awards were celebrated by the local EMS community and department as a whole.
 
Early in the month of May, Captain Maloney attended an EMS Leadership conference at the nation’s capitol as well as participated in what is known as “EMS-Day on the Hill.”  EMS Care providers come together to address concerns and to advocate for issues relating to the provision of improved prehospital medical care.  During her visit Captain Maloney met with Representatives Joe Courtney and Chris Murphy’s aids.  This was an excellent opportunity for Enfield EMS as well as for the Town of Enfield to have specific needs addressed as well as a conversation regarding the future of EMS nationally.

Enfield Emergency Medical Services



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June 15 at 7:00 pm at the Enfield Public Library 
Katharine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood   


With a stage and film career that spanned six decades, Katharine Hepburn is an American icon. Born and raised in Connecticut, Hepburn had a career in stage, film and television that reflected the changing role of women in broader society. Challenging the norms of the day, she took control of her image and identity by establishing a unique sense of style which influenced countless women, fashion designers, and the informal, elegant approach to American style that continues to resonate today.

The story of her life-long ties to Connecticut offers a complete picture of how Hepburn became the woman and the star she was. This presentation will link her career and legacy to her roots in Connecticut to ask how she achieved her truly extraordinary legacy.  The program will be presented by Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society.  

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Time for the Yearly Booksale!


The Friends of the Enfield Library is a group of volunteers that provide many valuable services to the library. They promote the value of the library within the community, provide a forum for book lover’s to meet and discuss what they’re reading, give funds for library support and entertain the community by hosting authors and speakers at their monthly meetings.
If you have come in the library lately, you will see the staff sporting buttons that say “Ask me about our Book Sale!” If you haven’t been in the library lately, let me tell you about the book sale, the main fundraising vehicle for the Friends of the Enfield Library.

Thousands of items are collected and sorted over the course of the year to make for a sale with something for everyone! Not only are books being sold, but also DVDs, audio books, and music CDs for children, teen and adults.  The selection is quality, you will find these items in book store condition, and the prices are better than a tag sale!
The sale takes place at the main branch of the Enfield Library at 104 Middle Road. The preview is Friday night 6/3/16 from 5-8pm. This insider’s view is free to members and $5 to non-members. There is no admission fee for the rest of the weekend; Saturday from 9am – 3pm, and Sunday the bag sale commences and runs from 10am-2pm.
Come on over for this event, you’re sure to get a bargain!

Enfield Public Library



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It's Time to Get Your Dog License



Remember to register your dogs this month! Click here for a printable registration form.

Enfield Town Clerk



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Summer Reading in Enfield


Summer Reading is coming!  Enfield Public Library has a summer reading program for everyone, babies to seniors there is something for you.  It all begins on Wednesday, June 29th.  Our children’s kickoff at the main library will feature Judi Ann Jones’ Dancing with Hoops. The performance is a musically fueled interactive Hoop Dancing program designed to inspire and ignite creative movement, dance, physical expression, play and laughter for children ages 5 and up (fun for teens too!).  The program will be at 10:00 am and 11:30am.  Pick which time is best for you.

Get your free tickets at the library beginning June 20th.  Pearl Street Library is kicking summer off on the same day from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with a drop-in celebration, Zoodles will be at the library to twist balloons for everyone that signs up for summer reading.  If you sign up for summer reading at any of the kickoff events be sure to get your ballot to vote on what color Miss Lisa’s and Miss Kristin’s hair will be for the summer!  

The Softer Side of Celtic
with Jeff Snow


Join us at the Enfield Public Library on Wednesday June 29 at 7:00 pm for The Softer Side of Celtic with Jeff Snow.  He combines the Music, Stories and History from Scotland, Ireland and England. In addition to vocals, Jeff plays guitar, bouzouki and the autoharp. There will be singing, laughing, clapping and even a bit of foot stomping. 

Enfield Public Library


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"Playgroup at the Park"

 
The Enfield Family Resource Centers invite children ages birth-five with their parent/caregiver to join us for a:
 
Playgroup at the Park
 
When:  Friday, May 20th, 2016
 
Time:  10:00 a.m.
 
Where:  Greenwood Park
231 Maple Road, East  Longmeadow, MA
 
 
Come meet some friends and have fun playing at the park!  A small snack will be provided. 
 
Please, call Erin Grimes at 860-253-6580 or email egrimes@enfield.org to sign up!
 
*Support for the Family Resource Center was provided in part by the LEGO Community Fund U.S.*


Los Enfield Family Resource Centers invitan a los ninos de 0-5 anos y a sus padres/ o personas a su cuidado a:
 
Grupo de Juego en el Parque
 
Cuando:  Viernes, Mayo 20, 2016
 
Hora:  10:00 a.m.
 
Donde:  Greenwood Park
231 Maple Road, East  Longmeadow, MA
 
 
Ven y diviértete con tus amigos mientras juegan en el parque! Proporcionaremos un pequeño bocadillo.
 
Por favor llama a Ana Troya al 860-253-6580 o por email atroya@enfield.org para registrarse!


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Evening Playgroup and Picnic in the Park


The Enfield Family Resource Centers
Invite children ages birth-five with their
parent/caregiver to join us for an:
 
Evening Playgroup and Picnic at the Park
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 Rain date: May 10th
5:30-6:30 pm
Enfield Public Library Park
104 Middle Road
Come meet some friends and have fun
playing at the park! Bring your picnic dinner
and enjoy an evening out as a family!
Please, call Erin Grimes at 860-253-6580 or email egrimes@enfield.org to sign up!
 
 
*Support for the Family Resource Center was provided in part by the LEGO Community Fund U.S..*
Los Enfield Family Resource Centers
Les invita a los niños de 0-5 años y a sus
Padres/personas a su cuidado a disfrutar de:
 
Grupo de Juego en la Tarde y Picnic en el Parque
Martes, Mayo 3, 2016 Fecha de lluvia: Mayo 10
5:30-6:30 pm
Parque de la Biblioteca Pública
104 Middle Road
 
Ven y diviértete con tus amigos en el parque! Trae tu cena picnic y disfruta de una salida en familia!
Por favor llama a Ana Troya al 860-253-6580 o por email atroya@enfield.org para registrarte!
 
*Apoyo para el Family Resource Center fue proporcionado por the LEGO Community Fund U.S..*

Enfield Family Resource Center



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Info Tech

 
The Town of Enfield and the Information Technology Department put Customer Service first!!!   IT provides technology solutions and services to Enfield Public Schools, Public Safety and Municipal Services. The key to our solutions and services revolve around three strategies for success – ease of use, high availability and secure access.  Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality support services while maintaining a highly available, secured environment.  We deliver quality service with respect for the needs and diversity of all members of the Enfield community. We promote excellence within our organization by identifying creative and innovative approaches to serve our customers, while maintaining a highly available, secured environment.
 
To discover more about how IT helps residents, staff and students, we have opened these avenues for you: 
            Twitter:  follow @enfieldITNews
            IT NewsFlashes:  - http://www.enfield-ct.gov/885/Technology-News  to sign up OR
Sign up for Newsflashes from all departments at:  http://www.enfield-ct.gov/list.aspx

Enfield Information Technology


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BEGINNING OF SUMMER BASH!
Friday, June 24th, 1 - 5 PM


School is out for the summer and it’s time to have some FUN!  The Enfield Recreation is Where the FUN is at!  In celebration of summer vacation we will be hosting a POOL PARTY at the ALAC pool!  Join us for…
 
· Open Swim                                
· 18 foot Rip Curl Waterslide
· Music with DJ Tim
· Door prize raffle
· Free Cotton Candy & Popcorn (while supplies last)
 
All regular pool rules apply.  Youth 10 years and younger must be accompanied by someone at least 16 years of age or older. Anyone going in the pool must be swim tested before being allowed to swim.  The pool will open at 12:00 PM.  It is strongly recommended that you arrive at the pool between 12-1 pm so you can be swim tested before the event starts.  All regular pool rules apply. 

Annual Youth Fishing Derby - Saturday, June 4, 2016


Grab your gear and join us for a morning of fishing!  Held at Freshwater Pond, the derby is open to Enfield youth ages 15 and under.  Fishing will begin promptly at the 9:00 AM air horn blast and will end at 11:00 AM.  Prizes will be awarded for largest fish caught in each age group, NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.  Please note that severe weather will postpone the derby to Sunday, June 5th.  If in doubt, call the Recreation Department at 860.253.6420 for details.

Enfield Recreation

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Public Works June Happenings


Saturday, June 4
Special Yard Waste Pickup


Saturday, June 18
Waste Oil and Automotive Battery Recycling free to Enfield Residents. Please ensure your oil is free of contaminants and avoid using bleach or other pool chemical bottles for storing and transporting your waste oil.

Department of Public Works


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The Farmer's Market is on it's Way!


The Town of Enfield, Development Services will host Enfield’s 3rd Community and Farmers Market each Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Opening Day is Scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 and is Located in Downtown Thompsonville next to Freshwater Pond, right down the road from the Town Hall. There is plenty of free and ample parking available in the area.

Community Beds are Sold Out!


Thank you for your interest in this year's community garden bed project.  All of the beds have been rented for the season.


Enfield Development Services

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Senior Center News


 
The Enfield Police Union and Police Benevolent Association will again sponsor a picnic for all older adults in the community on Friday, June 10 at the Enfield Senior Center. The hard-working Enfield Police Department will grill hamburgers and hot dogs for seniors. Entertainment will be provided by Rock Solid Alibi. All attendees are encouraged to bring a chair. Free tickets are available at the Senior Center.
 
Patricia Dennis was a founding member and past president of the Friends of the Enfield Senior Center. The Friends of the Enfield Senior Center have planted a tree in her memory and will be dedicated on Thursday, June 9 at 2:30 p.m. A reception will be held on the patio.
 
The Enfield Senior Center choral group, the Goldtones, have put together a delightful, fun-filled musical show. The Goldtones Summer Concert will be held on Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person an include dessert after the show.
 
Get more Senior Center news at www.enfield-ct.gov,  Enfield Senior Center on Facebook, or @EnfieldSrStr on Twitter.

Enfield Senior Center



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