Town Hall Spring
Volume 1 April 2015
The Webletter

Welcome to the New Webletter!

The Town of Enfield is excited to announce that the quarterly Webletter has been redesigned and will now become a monthly e-newsletter.  Residents can expect a regular update of Town activities occurring in the month of the Webletter.  Regular information to expect in the monthly Webletter will be hot topics, job openings, meeting dates and times, frequently asked questions, activity measures of Town operations, and more!  We hope that you find this information useful and we are always looking for feedback and ideas for inclusion in the Webletter.  So, please, feel free to let your neighbors know to sign up for the Webletter through NotifyMe and have a very Happy Spring!
 
-Derrik M. Kennedy
Assistant Town Manager


From Development Services

Community Development:
Peter Bryanton, Director or Community Development, and his team continue to work tirelessly on the revitalization efforts in Thompsonville and neighborhoods in Enfield: securing and managing grants, creating partnerships and generally making life better around town.
Building Inspection:
Jim Taylor, Chief Building Official, and his team permitted approximately $100 million of construction projects in the last year…keeping our buildings safe for all of us.
Planning:
Starting a project and not sure where to turn? Visit our planning office, who will walk you through the regulatory process to make it easy and fair for all.
Zoning & Code Enforcement: Our stellar team of staff goes out to handle blight and enforce our zoning codes to ensure a high quality of life for all of us.

We’re here to help improve our local Town of Enfield economic community grow and prosper. We invite your feedback and being part of this success. Want to learn more?
Visit us today at www.thinkenfield.com  to learn more.

Shawn Rairigh
Meet Shawn Rairigh, our new Assistant Town Planner

Calendar Highlights


April 3 - Good Friday-TOWN HALL CLOSED
April 5 - Easter
April 12 - Eastern Orthodox Easter
April 16 - Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 22 - Administrative Professionals Day
             - Earth Day

Upcoming Town Meetings

  • Development Services Subcommittee
    • April 2, 4:00 pm Enfield Room
  • Public Safety Subcommittee
    • April 2, 5:30 pm
  • Town Council
    • Special April 6, 5:30 pm Enfield Room
    • Regular April 6, 7:00 pm Council Chambers
    • Special April 20, 5:30 pm Enfield Room
    • Regular April 20, 7:00 pm Council Chambers
  • Economic Development Commission
    • April 8, 8:00 am Thompsonville Room
  • Public Works Town Council Subcommittee
    • April 14, 3:30 pm Enfield Room
  • Ethics Commission
    • April 27, 7:00 pm Enfield Room
  • Clean Energy Committee
    • April 28, 6:30 pm  Enfield Room
  • Public Hearing - Proposed FY 2015-2016 Budget
    • April 29, 7-9 pm JFK Middle School

Current Job Openings


For All Job Openings, Click Here

Open RFP's


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Yard Waste Pick-Up Begins this Month!


March 25, 2015
Contact: David Tuttle, 860-763-7527
 
The Town of Enfield Public Works Department will begin yard waste pickup on Friday, April 10.  Please remember that yard waste MUST be in the yard waste tipper barrels.  Barrels should be placed curbside by 7 am on Fridays.  Bags will not be picked up.  Bags will only be picked up in November during leaf season.
 
Enfield residents are reminded that Yard Waste Collection is for the disposal of organic materials and vegetative debris ONLY.  Grass clippings, leaves, brush and tree limbs up to 2” in diameter are acceptable.  The following examples of prohibited items should NOT be placed in your tipper for collection:

  • Household Trash
  • Plastics of any kind including flower pots
  • Demolition Debris, including any type of lumber
  • Tree limbs or logs greater than 2” in diameter

Prohibited items in yard waste can result in fines and penalties. 
 
Tipper barrels may be purchased for $60 at the Public Works Department, 40 Moody Road, Monday through Friday 8 am – 3:30 pm.  You may also purchase a yard waste tipper tag for $12.50 for gray barrels which may be used in addition to a brown barrel.  Special Instructions and restrictions apply. 
 
For more information on the Yard Waste disposal program including order forms, please visit us on the web @ www.enfield-ct.gov/dpw or call the Public Works Information Line at 860-763-7527.

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What's Happening at the Enfield Child Development Center


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On March 21st the children from the Enfield Child Development Center participated in their second annual Invention Convention.  This year the invention convention was open to 2nd through 5th graders.  With the help of their group leader April Mattoon, these children came up with inventions to solve everyday problems.  The children were excited to show off their inventions to their families and the public.  The children were also invited to show off their inventions to legislators and stated elected officials at the State Capital on April 1st.
Two of our students were chosen to move on to the State competition:   Anna Bemiss and Alabama Mattoon.

Apply for the Town of Enfield Housing Rehabilitation Program!


Is your home in need of repairs or safety renovations? The Town of Enfield has funds available for Housing Rehabilitation under the federal Small Cities Program.  This program provides financial and technical assistance in the form of low interest and deferred payment loans to low and moderate income households for making necessary repairs and improvements.  This includes electrical work, the replacement of heating systems, window replacement, siding, structural repairs and plumbing work.  The program also addresses lead hazard reduction, asbestos abatement, and the removal of underground storage tanks.  The income eligibility limits vary by household size.  For example, a household of two would qualify with an annual household income at or below $51,150.
For an application and to learn more about the program, please contact the Office of Community Development at 860-253-6390 or visit http://www.enfield-ct.gov/ and choose the Community Development Department link under “Your Government”.

Important Dates from the Finance Department


July 1 - first installment of real estate, business personal property and motor vehicles registered on October 1st.   All fire district tax is due in full and is represented and collected on the July 1st billing.
 
Early Fall – delinquent accounts are sent to account owners with interest.
 
January 1 – second installment of real estate, business personal property and supplemental motor vehicle are due.  Also Supplemental motor vehicle accounts are due, these are for vehicle registered after the October 1st date, but during the assessment year and are prorated accordingly.

April – delinquent accounts are sent with a demand for payment.
 
May – Liens are placed on the Town’s land records for those real estate accounts still not paid.
 
Throughout the year we also send letters to account owners regarding delinquent accounts.
Also Alias Tax Warrants are issued to the State Marshal to serve on outstanding accounts.
 
Annually a Tax Sale is performed for real estate accounts with several years back tax due. Our next tax sale will be on April 30, 2015.  The town’s website will be updated shortly with the information on the accounts and the detail of the assessment data for the properties.

Special Events at the Senior Center


Imagine Enfield
Friday, April 10, 7 – 9 pm
Free
Enjoy a display of beautiful photographs of Enfield taken by talented volunteer photographers. They have captured the history, beauty, and excitement of the Town. Have some appetizers and beverages as you visit with neighbors. What a wonderful community event organized by Picture Enfield.
 
Truck Stop Troubadours
Friday, April 17, 7 pm
$7 per person
Get ready for some barn-burning, foot-stompin’, country music. Mix in a little rockabilly, blues, gospel and classic country gems for a great night of music.
 
Rock Solid Alibi Dance
Friday, April 24, 7 pm
$7 per person
These guys rock! They play classics and some unexpected hits. Of course, there is dessert at the break.



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Q&A of the Month:  Common Sewer Fee Questions


1. Where are you getting my consumption from?         

A: The consumptions are given to us from either CT Water or Hazardville Water.

2. Why am I getting billed for water that is not going down the sewer?         
A: You are getting billed on all consumption given to us by the water companies.

3. How can I get an adjustment for water that doesn’t go down the sewer?          
A: You can purchase a Deduct Meter to monitor the water that is not going down the
    sewer.

4. Why are well residents billed and average whether your 1 person in the house
    or 5 people in the house?
         
A: The Town decided to billed users with an all-around average of water usage.

5. Why are multi-family houses with 1 meter charged more for 20 kgal and over?         
A:  Residents are billed by meter not by unit.

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