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From the Town Manager's Office

Summer time is always a busy time in the Town of Enfield.  This year is no different.  July kicks off with the annual Enfield 4th of July Celebration on July 10th, 11th, and 12th.  The Town Green will come alive with music, food, and fireworks.  Something for the whole family can be found at this year’s event. 
 
The Freshwater Pond is once again the site for the Enfield Community Market.  Beginning July 15th and running through October from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, fresh produce, live entertainment, crafts and so much more can be found at the water front on North Main Street in Thompsonville.  This year’s Community Market is sponsored by our corporate partner Mass Mutual. 
 
If a more active pursuit is your interest, you can Bike, Hike, or take a leisurely stroll along the Town Farm multi-use trail or the Freshwater Pond Greenway. Or paddle by canoe or kayak your way along the scenic Scantic River or Connecticut River. There are so many options within the Town to meet your needs of an active lifestyle. 
 
The outdoor pool at the Lamagna Center is open for swimming from noon to 5:00 PM, seven days a week through the summer.  Special events will be held here in celebration of Parks and Recreation Month.  This year a special summer entertainment series for children will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at Enrico Fermi High School in the Auditorium. Please visit the Enfield Recreation website for more information on all the happenings this summer.
 
Summer also means there is a lot of road construction going on in the Town of Enfield.  Contractors are busy rebuilding streets all over the Town.  You can follow the progress of specific roads or learn the latest news on upcoming road construction by going to the Enfield Public Works page at www.enfield-ct.gov and clicking on the Roads 2015 and Road Project links.  Remember to be careful as you drive through these construction area so our workers can make it home safely to their families every night.
 
There is no shortage of things to do this summer in the Town of Enfield.  That’s why we are the premier place to live, work, and play in Connecticut!


Matthew W. Coppler
Town Manager


Town Manager's Office Web Page

Feature-Highlights from Recreation You've got to Know!

The Enfield Recreation Department seeks to provide quality leisure opportunities, which contribute to the environment, needs and interests of the people of Enfield.  Recreation is recognized as a necessary service to the community and an integral part of Enfield's health and welfare. 
 
Summer is here and folks are looking for more opportunities to get outside and be active.  Why not try something new?   The Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs for toddlers, youth, teens and adults.   If you’re looking for something the whole family can do together, consider attending one of our Children’s Entertainment Series performances or the Annual Summer Carnival.  Even on a budget, Recreation is still an option.  We have plenty of free or low cost options; picnic packs, discount tickets, open swim, swim lessons, & yoga.   Make the most of your summer.  As New Englanders we know how quickly it goes by and how long winter can be.  We hope to see you this summer at one or more of our many programs!
                                                                       
July is National Parks & Recreation Month!!!

In celebration of National Parks & Recreation Month the Enfield Recreation Department will be hosting special activities during open swim time on Sundays in July at the Angelo Lamagna Center outdoor pool!  Best of all these events are FREE with paid open swim admission.  Events will be held 12-2 PM.
 
Sunday July 5th - Cannon Ball Contest
 
Sunday July 12th - Noodle Day
 
Sunday July 19th - Beach Ball Day
 
Sunday July 26th - Water Games and Relays
 
Children’s Entertainment Series

Wednesday Evenings - FREE!!!
 
A special summer entertainment series for children will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at Enrico Fermi High School in the Auditorium. 
 
Ryan San Angelo                             
July 8, 2015


Get ready to smile, laugh, dance and wonder!  Dynamic musician-storyteller Ryan San Angelo brings fun and energetic characters to life with his music and enchanting tales.  Author of “Spaghetti Eddie” and “Bye, Bye Balloon” Ryan creates a warm and cozy circle of entertainment with his witty stories and catchy tunes.
 
T-Bone                                                
July 15, 2015


TOM STANKUS, or T-BONE to his audiences, is affectionately known as “America’s musical Pied Piper;” and has entertained thousands of people since 1978. Maybe it’s the child in him that enables T-BONE to connect so well with his audiences. Maybe it’s the energy of a runaway freight train. Whatever the reason, and before his audiences realize it, they are clapping, dancing and singing at T-BONE’s shows.
 
The Magic of Christopher             
July 22, 2015


With over 20 years of experience Christopher has found the right mix of comedy, magic, sarcasm, and one liners to entertain all. His slapstick will get the kids howling. The one liners give the adults a chuckle. All are impressed with the magic!

 
Casey Carle’s BubbleMania!        
July 29, 2015


An extremely unique program combining high energy entertainment with artistic achievement, BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities and beauty of spherical liquids. Casey's creations grow from intricate and imaginative bubble art forms to "trapping" people inside bubbles!

 
Summer Coloring Contest
 
Do you love to color?  Enter the Enfield Recreation Department’s 2nd Annual Summer Coloring Contest!  Enfield youth ages 13 and under will be able to choose between three pictures to color.  You can use many and whichever colors you like. All we ask is that you have fun!

Coloring sheets and entry forms will be available at the Recreation Office beginning Monday, June 29th. Entries will be accepted until Friday, August 7th at 5 PM. For complete contest rules visit the Recreation Office or the Recreation Homepage. We look forward to seeing your creations!

 
 
Bus Trips to Major League Baseball Games
 
Spots are still available for day trips to Major League Baseball games.  For complete information or to register visit the Recreation homepage.  Pre-registration is required.
  • New York Yankees Game, Friday July 17th - $59.00 per person.
  • Boston Red Sox Game, Saturday July 25th - $73.00 per person.
  • Boston Red Sox Game, Saturday August 22nd - $73.00 per person.

Click here to be taken to Recreation's Web Page.


Calendar

July 3-TOWN HALL CLOSED in observance of Independence Day

July 4-Independence Day

July 10-12-July 4th Celebration on the Green



Upcoming Town Meetings 

July 2, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM @ Enfield High School Library

Planning & Zoning Commission
July 2, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM @ Town Hall Council Chambers

Town Council Special Meeting
July 6, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM @ Enfield Room

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

Inland Wetlands & Watercourse Commission
July 7, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM @ Town Hall Council Chambers

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

Economic Development Commission
July 8, 8:00 AM-9:00 AM @ Enfield Town Hall Thompsonville Room

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
July 9, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM @ Enfield High School Library

Planning & Zoning Commission
July 9, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM @ Town Hall Council Chambers

Board of Education
July 14, 7:00 PM @ Town Hall Council Chambers

Conservation Commission

July 14, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM @ Enfield Room

Beautification Committee
July 14, 7:00 PM @ Town Hall Thompsonville Room

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
July 16, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM @ Enfield High School Library

Planning & Zoning Commission
July 16, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM @ Town Hall Council Chambers

Clean Energy Committee
July 21, 5:30 PM @ Town Hall Enfield Room

Inland Wetlands & Watercourse Commission
July 21, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM @ Town Hall Council Chambers

Historic District Commission
July 22, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM @ Town Hall Council Chambers

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
July 23, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM @ Enfield High School Library

Revitalization Strategy Committee Meeting
July 23, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM @ Enfield Room

Zoning Board of Appeal
July 27, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM @ Town Hall Council Chambers

Clean Energy Committee
July 28, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM @ Enfield Town Hall - Room location noted on agenda

High School Building Subcommittee Meeting
July 30, 6:00 P-7:30 PM @ Enfield High School Library


Current Job Openings

TOWN OF ENFIELD
 


TITLE:  Prevention Coordinator                             SALARY: $47,136 to $58,743


DEPARTMENT:   Social Services                           DATE:    June 3, 2013

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONSThe Prevention Coordinator serves as the Town's substance abuse prevention specialist and leads the Enfield Together Coalition's prevention and intervention efforts.  The Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the Coalition's strategic plan, including developing, researching, coordinating, and implementing the environmental strategies that are identified through a community needs assessment process.  The Coordinator will also evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies through data collection, analysis, and monitoring of the implementation plan.  The Coordinator will chair the Enfield Together Coalition, and work closely with the community; i.e., the school department, police department, town council, parents, youth, business community, and other youth servicing agencies.  The Coordinator will maintain contact with the following federal and state agencies and maintain knowledge of current resources – SAMHSA, CT DMHAS.

For more job opportunities, click here.

From the Human Resources' Web Page.


Open RFP's


To see all open bids and RFP's, click here.

Per the Finance Department's Webpage.




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Photo Courtesy of Rich Tanguay

Looking for Information about the
4th of July Celebration?

This year, the 4th of July Celebration will take place on July 10-12 on the Town Green.  There will be live local bands, tents of delicious local food, and plenty of games and activities for the kids!  Please visit http://enfieldcelebration.org/ for more information. 
You can also visit http://enfieldcelebration.org/directors.php and find the director important to you if you have a specific area of interest for that weekend.  See you there!



Information Technology
Speeding Ahead

There is a new high speed internet connection at the Enfield Central Library that is made available through the State of CT's Nutmeg Network. 

This higher speed access for the internet is provided at a fraction of normal internet fees.  Please visit the Enfield Central Library at 104 Middle Road, call them at
(860) 763-7510, or visit the Library's Webpage.


Information Provided by the Information Technology Department.





 

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It's Tax Time!

Tax bills will be in the mail before the end of June.  All bills are due in July.  Any account not paid on or before August 3rd will accrue interest at 1 ½ % from the due date of July 1st.

 Failure to receive a bill does not eliminate the tax or interest!! 
     
All accounts with prior taxes (“Back Tax Due”) must be paid first with interest before payments to current accounts.  This “back tax due” amount is not included on the bill, you must contact our office at (860) 253-6339.  Taxpayers are encouraged to submit payments through the Town’s banks’ lockbox processing. A payment envelope is included with your bills.

Additional methods of payments and all bills are located here.  There are additional fees associated with online payments from Official Payments, not the Town of Enfield.

Sewer use bills have now been in existence since January 2014, you will now notice that there will be interest due on any account not paid by the “due date”.  Again, the interest rate is 1 ½ % per month. Payments should be sent to the processing lockbox, again return envelopes are provided. Payments may also be made at the Tax Collector’s office. 

Any questions regarding your Sewer Use Bill should be directed to Computil at
(860)265-1197.


Tax Collector and Assessor Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you receive a bill for property that you no longer own, such as a motor vehicle, documentation must be provided to the Assessor’s Office.  Listings of such documents are on the Assessor’s Webpage.  Such documents would be a copy of the CT license plate receipt as well as a document on the disposal, sale, new state registration, etc. of the vehicle.




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From Your Department of Public Works

 The Town of Enfield Public Works Department wishes to remind Enfield residents that due to the upcoming July 4th holiday, there will be no yard waste collection on Friday, July 3rd.  Yard waste collection will resume the following week, Friday, July 10.
 
The Town Farm Road Transfer Station holiday hours are:
 
OPEN Friday, July 3, from 8 am – 2:45 pm
CLOSED Saturday, July 4
REOPENS Tuesday, July 7, 8 am – 2:45 pm
 
The Enfield Public Works Department may be reached during normal business hours at (860) 763-7527.
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Waste Oil and Battery Recycling-July 18

Waste Oil and Automotive Battery Recycling is free to Enfield Residents on Saturday, July 18. Please ensure your oil is free of contaminants and avoid using bleach or other pool chemical bottles for storing and transporting your waste oil, it is dangerous and costly to mix the two!  We will be accepting waste from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Stanley Jablonski Public Works Complex, 40 Moody Road.

For Questions, please call (860) 763-7527, or visit the Public Works Website at for more information.



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A Phenomenal Job by EMS!

Every month, Enfield EMS teaches CPR to the community at the Angelo Lamagna Activity Center.  Research has proven that educating the public to recognize cardiac events will save lives!  Ordinary citizens trained in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can initiate prompt and appropriate care while 911 is activated.  Last year, Enfield was recognized by the Department of Public Health for their dedication to CPR training, becoming a designated “HeartSafe Community”.  Since January, Enfield EMS has continued to promote and encourage community involvement, and has proudly trained 75 town residents! 

If you are interested in learning CPR, Please click here for more information.

Visit the Emergency Medical Services Webpage for more EMS news.



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Development Services is Ready for Summer!

Thank you to all who joined us at 100 High Street in Thompsonville on May 6 for Enfield’s Thompsonville Community Garden Beds Kick-off Meeting. Community Garden members enjoyed great company and took part in discussions concerning the upcoming planting and growing season.

Don’t worry, it’s not too late to secure your very own garden bed! Planting Day at Enfield’s Thompsonville Community Garden Beds is scheduled for Saturday, May 23 from 10:00 to 12:00pm. Click here for the garden bed rental agreement. We look forward to another great gardening season.

Enfield’s 2nd Community and Farmers Market will be held each Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00pm in historic Downtown Thompsonville at Freshwater Pond. Come to our first market day on July 15 and each Wednesday until October 14. We are always looking for farmers, crafters, bakers and other area businesses to join and display for free each week. Click here for the vendor application form. 

Don’t forget about our Business Information Technology Incubator (BITI), the “go to” place for meeting and working space, providing opportunities and resources as well as information technology advice and solutions for new and expanding Town of Enfield business owners to succeed in today's connected world. Click here for the schedule of upcoming classes or use the BITI Request Form.

Also, check out our latest Development Services Newsletter to learn more.


 

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Summer Events at the Senior Center

The Fire and Police Departments are hosting a Safety Fair on Wednesday, July 1 at 1 p.m. at the Enfield Senior Center. You will get valuable information while experiencing hands-on safety measures. Bring a chair for this outdoor event. It will be postponed if the weather is inclement.
 
Psychic Medium Angelina Diana, will bring random psychic, future and other side readings on stage at the Enfield Senior Center on Friday, July 17 at 6 p.m. Before the show, enjoy a pasta dinner and dessert. Tickets for Dinner with Medium Angelina Diana are on sale for $10 per person.
 
If you have a Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan that includes Silver Sneakers membership, you can now join the Enfield Senior Center PRIME Fitness Center for free. To find out if you are a member, you can contact your insurance provider, ask in the Fitness Center, and visit the Senior Center Webpage for contact information.

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The Commission on Aging is Sharing Good News

Enfield Commission on Aging held a symposium – MOVING FORWARD -- on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Enfield Holiday Inn.  In attendance were community leaders who provide services to seniors to ensure that Enfield is a Livable Community.  Guest speakers included: Julie Evans Starr, Executive Director, CT Commission on Aging, Courtney Hendricson, Enfield Assistant Town Manager, Development Services, and surprise guest speaker, Elizabeth Ritter, Commissioner of the State Department on Aging.  In addition to discussions on implementing a livable community and how to support older adults in Enfield,  presentations were made by two focus groups working on initiatives that address major concerns to seniors: Housing with Connections to Socialization and Transportation and Communications with Connections to Technology and Health Services.
 
On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, the Commission on aging recognized the service of Marguerite DuPrey with a dinner at the Senior Center. Marguerite served on the Commission on Aging for 14 years, retiring at the age of 94.  Marguerite was instrumental in accomplishing many goals for Enfield’s seniors including: Initiating “Residents of Enfield Housing”, obtaining free air conditioners for residents of Enfield Housing, and advocating for the upgrade of the automatic front door at Mark Twain. Former Councilperson, Alice Eagan  presented Marguerite with a citation from Mayor Kaupin congratulating her for the contributions she has made to Enfield.  It was noted that Marguerite still volunteers as the quality assurance monitor to the Senior Minor Home Repair Program and is open to other opportunities to help her community from home!
 
Senior Minor Home Repair Program
The Senior Minor Home Repair Program is a service organized by the Commission on Aging for Enfield senior homeowners in need of minor home repairs and chores which began in January 2014.  This service is free of charge to qualifying homeowners who are 65 years of age or older. Donations are requested by the recipient to cover the cost of materials. Overseen by Commission Member Anthony Messina, the Program currently has three team with eight volunteers that have complete 310 repair jobs in the first 18 months.   The repairs that these volunteers perform help to maintain a safe environment for seniors living at home.  For more information about volunteering for the program or having a repair, call the Enfield Senior Center at 860.763.7425.




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Find the Superhero Librarian Hunt

You never know where you will find Super Hero Librarians!  Find them in at least 20 locations throughout Enfield to be entered into a drawing for great prizes.  The hunt begins on July 20th.  Stop by the Library to sign up for the hunt.  Entries must be received by August 11th.  Winners will be announced at the Summer Reading Finale at Central Library on Middle Road on August 12th.

Find more information on the Enfield Central Library Webpage.  Join in the fun and find the Superheroes!!!     

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Health Tip of the Month

The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are conditions where blood sugar levels are above a normal range. With type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops releasing insulin, and blood sugars rise. With type 2 diabetes, the pancreas initially is producing insulin, but it cannot get sugar out of the blood and into cells for energy. As a result, sugar builds up in the bloodstream with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, which (if not treated) can severely damage organs, blood vessels and eventually lead to death.

Type 1 diabetes
• Usually diagnosed in children and young adults
• Cells in the pancreas that produce insulin are
  destroyed (for reasons that aren’t 100% known)
• Most with type 1 diabetes are not overweight and
  can be quite thin
• No insulin is produced by the pancreas, so insulin
  shots are required for life
• Not considered genetic

Type 2 diabetes
• Diagnosed at any age, usually later in life
• Body becomes resistant to insulin
• 88% of people diagnosed are overweight or obese
• Over time, pancreas may stop functioning and the
  person may require insulin shots
• Oral medication is usually prescribed to control
  blood sugar levels

Lowering your risks for diabetes
Things you CAN’T change
• Age – Being 45 years old or older seems to increase
  one’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
• Genetics – Having a parent, brother or sister with
  diabetes increases your risk of developing type 2
  diabetes.
• Family background – People who are African
  American, American Indian, Asian American,
  Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American/Latino have
  a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
• Some pregnancies – Having gestational diabetes
  or a large baby (greater than 9 lbs at birth) increases
  your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Things you can change
• Overweight – Having a Body Mass Index greater
  than 25 (25-29 = overweight; 30-39 = obese; 40 and
  over = morbidly obese) increases your risk.
• Blood pressure – Having high blood pressure
  (140/90 or higher) increases your risk.
• Cholesterol – If your HDL cholesterol (“healthy”
  cholesterol) is 35 or lower, LDL cholesterol (“lousy”
  cholesterol) is above 100, and/or triglyceride level is
  250 or higher, your risk increases.
• Inactivity – If you exercise fewer than three times a
  week, you are at greater risk.
• Poor Diet – An unhealthy diet increases your risk.
• Smoking – Smoking (any amount) increases your risk.

Make sure to visit your primary care doctor on a regular basis, and stay ahead of diabetes!


Q&A- Getting to Know Your Town Council

Q.  How can I find out who my Councilperson is?
A.  You can find your Councilperson and district on the Registrar of Voters Website
     This link will take you directly to the page you can enter your address in and find
     out!

Q.  How long does my Councilperson serve the Town?
A.  Each Council member serves a two year term.  The current Council members' terms
     expire this November.

Q.  When are Council meetings?
A.  Council Meetings are every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.  There are
     exceptions, however.  If there is a holiday on the 1st or 3rd Monday, the meeting
     will then be pushed to the next day, the 1st or 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Also
     there is a summer break in which there is only a Council meeting on the first
     Monday of July and August.

Q.  How can I contact my Councilperson?
     Please click here to view contact information for the entire Town Council.



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Annual Fishing Derby 2015
Photo by Alison Alberghini
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