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Windsor Locks Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

The Windsor Locks Park and Recreation Department is sponsoring its annual Holiday Decorating Contest again this year.  There will be judging in three categories:  Best Overall, Brightest / Most Spirited, and Most Traditional.  

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RFP - Financial Advisory Services

TOWN OF WINDSOR LOCKS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES

The Town of Windsor Locks CT (“Town”) is soliciting sealed proposals from qualified firms or individuals to establish a contract for Financial Advisory Services through competitive negotiations.

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Social Services Announcements

The Windsor Locks Food Pantry is in need of instant oatmeal, pancake mix, cereal, syrup, dessert mixes, frosting, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate mixes for our Christmas food bags.  Donations can be dropped off during Town Hall hours at the Social Services Office.

Upcoming Events

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12.23.2014 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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12.25.2014

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9:00 am 12.25.2014 - 10:00 am 01.31.2015

Message from Steven N. Wawruck, Jr., First Selectman

Winter 2014 Update:

     Starting the first week of January our trash/recycling and other types of refuse pick-up will be done by a new hauler - All American Waste. The services you have become accustomed to and the pick-up day you currently have will remain the same. If you have any concerns or issues please feel free to contact All American Waste directly @ 860-289-7850 or our Public Works Department @ 860-627-1405.

     With the winter season upon us, we divert our attention to snow removal on our sidewalks and driveways. We encourage timely removal of the snow, but recommend that you wait to clear the snow until the plows have finished clearing the streets; usually this occurs approximately 6 – 8 hours after the snow stops. By waiting for the plows to finish clearing the roadways, this will allow enough time for residents to begin clearing sidewalks & driveways and not worry about the plows putting snow back onto the cleared areas.

     We recently received word from CT Transit that the bus shelters slated for the Route 75 corridor in Windsor Locks have been delayed until the April timeframe. Contracts are in place to begin the project in the spring season. This project has been a long time coming, but hopefully this delay will be the last one.

     All the reclamation and paving projects have been completed for the year and will resume in the Spring/Summer timeframe.

     Recently, the Town took ownership of the old Train Station from the Federal Rail Administration. This project was many years in the making and now we can say it’s ours and can start restoration efforts on this most important historic building on our Main Street corridor. The Economic Development Commission will have oversight of the restoration process and encourage all those interested in seeing this project to a successful outcome to donate to the “Historic Train Station” restoration effort. Donations may be sent to the First Selectman’s Office and all funds will be used for restoration of the building and no other use.

     The Town will be meeting shortly with the DOT and the engineering consulting firm of STV, who has been hired to design a fifteen percent build out of the platform location in our downtown corridor. As we receive news on the progress of this most important project we will get it to you.

     The Town was recently invited to the United Technologies Aerospace Systems campus, formerly known as Hamilton Sundstrand, to receive the news of a major expansion project at their location. This past summer the Governor signed into legislation a $400 million tax credit package for United Technologies that encourages renovations of their existing buildings at Sikorsky in Stratford, Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford and UTAS in Windsor Locks. The build out in Windsor Locks has a value of $85 million dollars and is a nice addition to our Grand List and will aid the town in future property tax payments. This package is designed to attract the best engineers & aerospace employees and to guarantee the United Technologies footprint in Connecticut for years to come. A direct benefit of this expansion is that the suppliers and small machine shops located in our State are guaranteed future business as UTC expands and grows their business model throughout the World.

     As many of you are well aware, there is still a need to continually replenish our food pantry with food products to help those who still have a need.

     As a Town you have been most generous in support of the food pantry and I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Board of Selectmen to express our THANKS for all who continue to make this program a success.

 

 

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The Town of Windsor Locks fully endorses & supports Fair Housing & ADA Compliance for all of our residents.  
Windsor Locks is also an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
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