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Posted on: May 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Community Update from Town Manager Christopher Bromson 5/21/2021

Enfield Express

The Tax and Assessors Office has moved to the Enfield Express, located at 800 Enfield Street! This move is part of the greater building consolidation plan that was implemented in January of 2021. The Enfield Express is now open for walk-in or drive-thru service! In addition, beginning in June, residents can utilize the Enfield Express drive-thru to purchase or renew dog licenses

 

The Enfield Police Department have also opened a substation at the Enfield Express. Initially, the substation will be staffed with staggered hours and conduct community policing from this location. Walk-ins or appointments are not accepted at this location during this time. In case of emergency, please call 911. The main number for inquiries is 763-6400. Stay tuned for future developments and services!

 

Town Clerk

June is dog licensing month! Current dog licenses expire on June 30, 2021. Dog licensing is available starting on June 1, Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Renewal and new licenses can be purchased anytime during the month of June by one of the following ways:

  • IN PERSON - At the Town Clerk’s Office, Enfield Town Hall 
  • DRIVE-THRU - During the month of June only. Enfield Express, 800 Enfield St. 
  • DROPBOX - Available all hours, located outside Town Hall (820 Enfield St.) 
  • MAIL - Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with 70 cents postage

 

** CURRENT VACCINATION RECORD MUST BE ON FILE IN ORDER TO LICENSE**

If your dog received a new rabies vaccination or was spayed or neutered during the past license year, please provide that documentation.  All documentation will be returned to you. Call 860-253-6436 or email townclerk@enfield.org with any questions or to notify us that you have moved or no longer have your dog.

Enfield Police Department

On May 17th, the Enfield Police Department was pleased to swear in our newest member, Officer Kelsie Pace. Officer Pace is a 2020 graduate of the University of New Haven, with a Bachelor of Science Degree is criminal justice. Officer Pace was an Enfield Police Department intern in the summer of 2019 and will attend the New Britain Police Academy training program, commencing on May 21, 2021. 

Library

In person Rhyme Time for kids ages birth to 2 is back at the Enfield Public Library! Mondays at 10:30 AM, Rhyme Time is held on the front lawn of the library. Music and nursery rhymes ignites all areas of child development and skills including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. We ask that participants bring a blanket to sit on.  If inclement weather, Rhyme Time will be virtual via Facebook live! Please call the library at 860-763-7518 or 860-763-7512 for more details or visit the library’s website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org.

On May 27th at 10 AM, the Library will be holding an outdoor Story Time on the lawn.  Bring a blanket, listen to some stories and do some singing and dancing!  Ongoing outdoor Story Times will begin in July.

 

Watch for more information about our Summer Reading Program!  The kickoff will be on June 29th.

 

Book Discussions:

  • 5/27 Outdoor Book Discussion to Sleep in a Sea of Stars
  • 6/9 Virtual Book Discussion Such a Fun Age
  • 6/21 Virtual Book Discussion Eternal Life

These titles are available in eBook format. When possible, we will also have physical copies that can be picked up at the Central Library circulation desk.

Concerts:

June 16 at 6:30 PM. Are We There Yet?: Songs of American Transportation is a lighthearted look at the our motivation to be "on the move" from one place to another, and about the many modes of transportation we've used in getting from there to here. Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle develop and present a series of theme-based music and history programs. They present songs that give cultural insight into interesting times, places and events in American history. Rain Date 6/17 at 6:30 PM

 

Senior Center 

Important Dates:

May 31 – The Senior Center is closed for Memorial Day.

June 1-4 - The Senior Center will be closed to the public while the Center is cleaned and transitions back to its normal physical set-up.

June 7 - The Senior Center will re-open to the public.  

 

June Hours at the Senior Center:

The Enfield Senior Center will be open 8 AM – 5 PM for the month of June.   We are currently working on scheduling evening hours and will announce shortly.

 

Senior Minor Home Repair Program:

This long-anticipated program is back!  Services will begin on Tuesday, June 1.  Enfield residents aged 60 and over are eligible to schedule an appointment for service by calling 860-253-6396. Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis until slots are filled. For more information, please visit the Social Services website at https://www.enfield-ct.gov/429/Social-Services

 

June Registration Dates:

Monday, May 17      8:30 AM - 11 AM*     Residents

Monday, May 24      8:30 AM - 11 AM      Non-residents

*If you cannot make the registration dates, there are other ways to register: stop by the Senior Center between 8 AM – 4 PM, Monday – Friday to register in-person or drop off a registration; mail in your registration.   Any registration received prior to the registration date will be placed in a hold folder and will be processed the day of registration as time permits.

 

Prime Fitness Center:

The Fitness Center is now accepting new members.  Call Les or Mike in the Fitness Center at 860-272-3554 for more information.

 

TED Talks:

How to Welcome Surprise and Mystery into your Post Pandemic Life – Thursday, May 27, 1:30 - 2:30 PM.

 

Computer Classes:

Computer 101 – Wednesday, May 26, 1:30 - 3:30 PM. Pre-registration is required.  Class size is limited to 4. 

 

Special Events:

Virtual Bingo – Friday, May 28 at 1:30 PM.  Prizes sponsored by Stonebrook Village.  Call 860-763-7425 or email seniorcenter@enfield.org to register.

 

AARP CT Smart Driver Virtual Classes:

Wednesday, June 16, 12 - 4:15 PM.  Registration is required through AARP and the deadline is June 2.

 

Volunteers:

We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful group of volunteers that assist with many duties and activities at the Senior Center. When we re-open the volunteers will have a new, very prominent desk as you walk in the front entrance. They will be here to greet you, assist with scanning in, and answering your questions. Make sure to stop by and see them if you need a new scan card.

 

Newest Staff Member:

The Senior Center would like to welcome our newest staff member Matt Avezzie. Matt is the new Program Assistant that will be working at the Front Desk. He will be here to answer the phone, register you for a program, help you with renting medical equipment and much more. Stop by and introduce yourself to Matt and welcome him to the Senior Center family.

 

Recreation

The Recreation Division is gearing up for a host of in-person programming this summer!  Information for a variety of camps, clinics, classes and program are now online at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation.  

 

Camp TONS-O-FUN Summer Care: Summer Care is a great opportunity to meet new friends, develop respect, build self-esteem, and participate in activities in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere. Activities include sports and group games, theme weeks, arts and crafts, free play and more! The program is offered for Enfield youth entering grades 1-9 in September 2021 and is held at the Enfield Annex. Offered in one-week sessions from Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 13, 2021, 8 AM – 4 PM.  For more information regarding Summer Care, including fees, visit our website at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation or contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420. Spaces are limited and registration is currently underway. This program is for Enfield residents only.

 

Registration for Enfield residents began on Friday, May 14th at 8 AM.  Registration can be done online, in-person or by mail.  Programming includes: 

 

  • TRACK AND FIELD CLUB (entering grades 6-9)Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 29 – July 29, 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Enfield Annex Track.
  • CROSS COUNTRY CLUB (entering grades 6-9)Monday – Thursday, August 2 – 12, 8:00 – 9:30 AM at the Enfield Annex Track.
  • FIELD HOCKEY CAMP (entering grades 3-5 & 6-8)Monday – Friday, August 16 – 20, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM at the Enfield Annex Synthetic Turf Field.
  • SKYHAWKS TINY HAWKS MULTI-SPORT CAMP (ages 3 & 4 years old)Monday – Friday, August 2 – 6, 9:00 – 9:45 AM at Hazardville Memorial School. 
  • SKYHAWKS MINI HAWKS MULTI-SPORT CAMP (ages 5-7 years old)Monday – Friday, August 2 – 6, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Hazardville Memorial School.
  • SKYHAWKS VOLLEYBALL (ages 10-14 years old)Monday – Friday, August 9 – 13, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Hazardville Memorial School.
  • BABYSITTER SAFETY COURSE (ages 11-16 years old): Thursday, July 22, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Enfield Annex.
  • YOUTH CHESS CLUB (entering grades 4-6): Saturdays, July 10 – August 14, 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the Enfield Annex Outdoor Classroom.
  • ADULT YOGA (ages 18 and up): Tuesdays, July 13 – August 17, 6:15 – 7:30 PM in the Enfield Annex Library.
  • ADULT SELF DEFENSE CLASS (ages 18 and up): Thursday, July 8, 7:00 – 10:00 PM at the Integrity Martial Arts Studio.

 

Please continue to check the Recreation homepage for new information. The Recreation Division is located at the Enfield Annex, 124 North Maple Street. The main office can be accessed via door 1 near the gym. The Office is open Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM.  Staff can also be reached by phone at 860-253-6420 or by email at RecreationSupervisor@enfield.org.  

 

Annex COVID-19 Clinic

The Town has partnered with Johnson Memorial Hospital, a member of Trinity Health of New England, to open a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the gymnasium of the Enfield Annex, the former Enrico Fermi High School. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM (closed for lunch from 11:45 to 12:45 PM). The clinic will be open for limited walk-in availability, as supply allows, through May 28thIf you wish to schedule an appointment, please use MyCare at the following link: https://mycare.stfranciscare.org/mycare/

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