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From the Town Manager's Office


Another summer is coming to a close and the Town is getting ready to switch gears in many ways.  

The monthly Webletter will be switching to a quarterly publication.  The next issue will be published in December.  

Please be sure to keep up with the Town of Enfield via our website, Facebook, and Twitter.  You can also sign up to receive email or text message alerts about news in town here.

Town Manager's Office


Calendar


September 5 - Labor Day - TOWN HALL CLOSED

September 11 - Patriot's Day

September 22 - First Day of Autumn

Upcoming Town Meetings


High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
September 1, 2016, 6:00 PM

Enfield High School Building Committee
September 1, 2016, 6:30 PM

Planning & Zoning Commission
September 1, 2016, 7:00 PM

Town Council Special Meeting
September 6, 2016, 5:30 PM

Public Hearing Energy Performance Contracting Capital Replacement Project
September 6, 2016, 6:00 PM

Inland Wetlands & Watercourse Commission
September 6, 2016, 7:00 PM

Town Council - Regular Meeting
September 6, 2016, 7:00 PM

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
September 8, 2016, 6:00 PM

Enfield High School Building Committee
September 8, 2016, 6:30 PM

Enfield Conservation Commission
September 13, 2016, 7:00 PM

Enfield Historic District Commission
September 14, 2016, 7:00 PM

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
September 15, 2016, 6:00 PM

Enfield High School Building Committee
September 15, 2016, 6:30 PM

Town Council Special Meeting
September 19, 2016, 5:30 PM

Public Hearing 2016-2017 Sewer Service Fees & Rates
September 19, 2016, 6:30 PM

Public Hearing Water Pollution Control Facilities Plan
September 19, 2016, 6:45 PM

Town Council Regular Meeting
September 19, 2016, 7:00 PM

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
September 22, 2016, 6:00 PM

Enfield High School Building Committee
September 22, 2016, 6:30 PM

Enfield Revitalization Strategy Committee Meeting
September 22, 2016, 7:00 PM

Planning & Zoning Commission
September 22, 2016, 7:00 PM

Zoning Board of Appeal
September 26, 2016, 7:00 PM

Inland Wetlands & Watercourse Commission
September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM

Enfield High School Building Committee
September 29, 2016, 6:30 PM

Job Opportunities


Environmental, Health and Safety Manager 



GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This is a highly responsible position which has strategic and tactical responsibility for administering the Department of Public Work’s environmental, health and safety programs, policies and initiatives.  Ensures compliance with applicable health and safety laws, statutes and regulations.  Conducts and/or coordinates relevant training, provides guidance and follow up to all DPW subdivisions.   

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general direction of the Director of Public Works or his/her designee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Provide effective leadership and coordinate the activities of Environmental, Health and Safety of designated employees; Analyze and define problems, identify alternative solutions,  and implement recommendations in support of goals; Train and evaluate staff;  Facilitate group discussions and problem solving; Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations; Make effective presentations;  Working knowledge and solid understanding of the latest industry computer programs and digital technologies; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form; Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; Work in harmony with others. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelor's degree in safety, engineering, environmental or related technical field and three to five years’ experience in safety experience and environmental compliance management and auditing and /or industrial facilities or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Highly Desirable: Working knowledge of federal and state environmental laws governing wastewater and storm water discharges, chemical and fuel storage, hazardous waste, air emissions, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, RCRA, SPCC regulations, Underground Storage Tank rules, NPDES, MS4, and EPCRA. Candidate should possess excellent computer, written and verbal communication skills.

Human Resources


Open RFP's


Click here for open bids and requests for proposals.


An Energy Saving Performance Contract Invests in Enfield’s Buildings

 
Most of Enfield’s municipal and school buildings were constructed more than 50 years ago and the heating, cooling, and lighting systems are in need of updates and replacement.

We delayed fixing these energy leaks, and we pay an estimate of $53,496 in extra energy costs EVERY MONTH. Imagine what Enfield could do with these savings to improve the well being of all Enfield residents and invest in our future!

An energy saving performance contract is an agreement with an approved contractor and the town. The contractor commits to provide specific upgrades to the buildings and install equipment, which is more energy efficient.  The contract must provide specific dollar savings, which are guaranteed in the energy savings performance contract or the contractor pays the difference between the predicted energy savings and the actual energy expenses.

 
The project bundles together major energy improvements and other needed equipment upgrades (such as replacing obsolete boilers with more efficient units). The new equipment will lower our monthly utility bills because of the efficiency and repays the initial capital used for the project.  Many of the recommended energy saving measures are eligible for incentive dollars through the Energize-CT Program increasing the financial benefits to Enfield.

No tax increase is anticipated, as the project is totally self-funding. Additionally, there are approximately $1.6 Million in energy incentives from Eversource that will be applied towards this project. The required investment for these improvements is $11,200,000, which can be financed through a bond and based on today’s costs be recovered out of energy savings over a 13.8-year term, but the project must be approved by referendum before it can be implemented.
 
For details about the plan, documents and the energy performance contract are available for review at: www.enfield-ct.gov/876/2015-Municipal-Election-Referendum.  Please attend the public hearing on Tuesday, September 6 for more information.


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There is a Bike Path in the Making!


More than 10 years after the town received a multi-million dollar federal earmark to establish public river access, it will meet with the Connecticut Department of Transportation in the coming weeks to move its proposed project forward.

Both entities have agreed on the proposal, which is to create a bike path along Pearl and Main streets that would go under the Asnuntuck Street archway and terminate with a turnaround and viewing point of the Connecticut River, DOT transportation supervising engineer Scott Roberts said Friday.

The project would pull from a $3.4 million earmark from the Federal Highway Administration, which was allocated in 2005 with the intent to build a structure over the railroad tracks to the river. There is $2.8 million left in funding at this point.

"We'd already come to an agreement on what the project is; the only question mark was what was going to happen at the end of the path," said Peter Bryanton, community development director. That final component was discussed on Aug. 11 and settled, he added.

In addition to the bike path, the proposal also includes bicycle-related amenities, such as bicycle racks, benches, trash receptacles, water fountains, lighting and posts.

The town's 2012 master plan had also included a fishing pier and recreational space at the end of the route to entice visitors, Bryanton said, but the FHWA rejected both elements.

Click here to read the full article.

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Grad Videos


Did you have a family member or friend graduate from Enfield High School or was a part of the last graduating
Enrico Fermi High School class?  Graduation videos are available for purchase by contacting E-TV at etv@enfield.org

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Information Technology is Looking Forward to Fall


There are so many NEW things happening!!  School is starting with a grand opening at the new, improved Enfield High School.  New school staff has had their orientations and set up their new rooms.  New labs and new equipment have been setup.  New principals are ready to begin the new year!!   New multi-function printers have been deployed in several Town locations.  Phone lines have been cut over to a new carrier, in an effort to reduce costs and improve services/reliability.   IT has assured that all  resources (new and existing) necessary for this new school year are available and ready to roll with many behind the scene improvements!!   This Fall is full of fresh, fabulous and  new possibilities!! 
 
To keep up with all the exciting happenings in IT, we have opened these avenues for you: 
 
               Twitter:  follow @enfielditnews
               IT News Flash Pages: http://www.enfield-ct.gov/885/Technology-News

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Our New K-9 Officer:  Welcome Nova!


Nova is a 2 year old German Shepard that comes from Slovensko in the Czech Republic. He will start his training at the K-9 academy with the Connecticut State Police on September 12 for a total of 16 weeks. Nova will learn human tracking, handler protection, evidence/article recovery, and how to do building searches.  When completed, he will be on the street with Officer Mike Colantuono.

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Finding a Job After 50:
Where Do You Start?


 As the employment field has changed drastically job-seekers must change their entire perspective on seeking employment.  The older worker has an especially difficult time as they experience covert or overt ageism.  How do you start to transition to a new career or job especially after having worked for one company for many years?  How can you use social media to your advantage?  What are the skills needed in this new economy, and how to gain them?  How do you put your best foot forward?  As a respected authority on the role of the older worker, Ellen Cartledge will present an interactive program at the Enfield Public Library on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 pm that will provide guideposts for the future.  

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Outlaws with Rick Spencer


Join the Enfield Public Library on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 pm as Rick Spencer presents Historical Songs of Outlaws, Villains and Rogues. This presentation addresses the human obsession with and documentation of misdeeds using songs as the informational medium.  Ballads collected by Francis James Child in the late 1800s (some going back hundreds of years), penny broadsides and popular songs from the 1700s to the mid-20th century are presented to tell the stories of Captain Kidd, Jesse James, Stagger Lee, Pretty Boy Floyd and a number of others.  This program includes a discussion of why we as a culture are so fascinated by misdeeds, violence and mayhem.

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Launchpad is now available at Enfield Public Library
Check one out today!

 
Introducing Playaway Launchpad---the kids only learning tablet that both kids and adults will love.  Every Playaway Launchpad is pre---loaded with high---quality, ad-free learning apps and games, providing hours of interactive learning and play.  Apps are grouped onto Launchpads by subject area, theme, grade level, and age.  Featuring popular characters and brands, apps content spans subject areas from math and science to critical thinking and creativity, and theme from animals to princesses, fantasy, nature and more. Kids will love the Launchpad experience, which lets them design a personal avatar before game play and choose an app adventure they’re most interested in.  Adults will love that Launchpads are 100% secure, ensuring that will not be exposed to unintended content, and that the informational console will let them monitor how time is spent on the tablet. 

Display Your Collections


Lego Elves, Tweety birds, and  Baseball cards; what do these things have in common? These things are examples of collections displayed at the library! Anyone can show off their collection in one of the library’s secure display cases. Think of a collection you may have that you would like to share with the community, and contact the library at 860-763-7510 for availability and details.

Enfield Library


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Enfield Recreation Department
Fall 2016

 
Program planning for the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 season is currently underway.  Information will be available on the Recreation Homepage  in early September.  Programs are slated to include, Playgroup, Youth Basketball, Instructional Basketball, Field Hockey, December Vacation Programming, Adult Sports Leagues, Adult Open Gyms, Yoga, Special Events and more.
 
Information is currently available online for Discount Big E Tickets and Picnic Pack Rentals.
 
Visit www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation for complete details.

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Waste Oil & Automotive Battery Recycling


Saturday, 9/17/2016


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.



Refuse and Resourse Management

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Enfield’s 3rd Community &
Farmers Market – A Success!

Each week market crafters and artisans change as the season progresses; along with adding additional farmers as crops come in season. Popular market food vendors continue to be Hot Pepper Go Sauce and Silvia's Restaurant where Silvia makes her famous homemade breads. There are crafters that make candles, lip balm, and soap, jewelry artisans, rustic artwork, mason jar crafts, handmade hair decorative items, crochet items, table runners, and artist paintings on canvas and creative earrings. In addition, there are community service organizations providing education such as Enfield’s Public Library, Social Services, Aglow and others like the Enfield High School Cheerleaders who perform each week.

The Town of Enfield, Development Services is hosting Enfield’s 3rd Community and Farmers Market each Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. until Wednesday, October 12, 2016, which will also be Enfield’s 3rd Fall-O-Ween Festival event. Each week vendors set up 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.



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Enfield Senior Center News


This fall is an exciting time at the Enfield Senior Center. There are many new classes and activities to consider. In fact, every month we are adding more and more. Be sure to pick up your copy of Front & Center, the Senior Center newsletter, at the Center or look for it in your Journal Inquirer on the third Tuesday of the month.
 
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk will be held at the Enfield Senior Center on Sunday, September 25. Support this worthwhile cause by bringing a team to walk, contributing or stopping by on that day. 

Firefighter Picnic – Wednesday, September 7 at noon

Beatles for Sale – Friday, September 23, 6 pm, $7 per person.

Ted Talks - Every month a new topic will be presented on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Technology Café, followed by a group discussion.  The first meeting will be Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:30—11:30 am. 

Setback Card Group - Wednesday evenings from 5:30—7:30 pm

Evening Dominoes - Monday evenings from 5:30—7:30 pm

Balance Screening - Tuesdays, August 9 & September 20, 10 am—Noon. Free.

Vision Screening - Tuesday, September 27, 9—11 am. Free.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program—6 weeks -Mondays, September 12—October 24, 1:30—4 pm, free, registration is required.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - Monday, October 31—December 5, 1:30—4 pm., free, registration is required.

Medicare – CHOICES Counseling - Available Tuesday evenings, 6 – 8 pm and every Friday, 9 am – Noon.

Feldenkrais: Moving from the Ground Up - Mondays, Oct 3 – 31, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, R $16, NR $20
Developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, this class uses gentle movement and focused attention to improve movement and daily function.

Tibetan Singing Bowls - Friday, September 16, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Free with registration
Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation, stress reduction, holistic healing, Reiki, Chakra balancing, and World music. A sign-up is in the black binder.

Boxing and More: Exercise with Parkinson’s – a second class was added because the first was so popular.

FullKrew Dance Party – Friday, October 14 at 6 pm, $7 per person

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue – Friday, October 28 at 6 p.m., $7 per person

Death Over Dinner – Thursday, October 20 at 5:30, must register

Paul Bisaccia: An American in Paris – Sunday, October 23, 2 pm, $7 per person. Sponsored by Enfield Cultural Arts

Holiday Craft Fair and Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, November 5, 8 am – 1 pm

Knightsmen Band in Concert – Friday, November 18, 6 pm, $7

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