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ATTENTION RESIDENTS - PUBLIC NOTICES
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PARKING BAN – WINTER MONTHS
A Parking Ban means to remove all vehicles from the streets. This allows the Public Works Department to clean the streets effectively. This means everyone needs to use off-street parking. If you do not have off-street parking, please ask a friend or a neighbor who may have space available for you to use. If you do not have a friend or neighbor who can help, please use the DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS – UPPER PARKING LOT AT LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD (ADJACENT TO SKATE PARK) AND YOUTH CENTER PARKING LOT (ADJACENT TO VETERANS’ MEMORIAL PARK). Please organize a ride from a friend, family member, or neighbor to get you to and from the designated parking area. Those vehicles that do not get their vehicles off the street will be towed at the owner’s expense. There is an ordinance in place for the Borough for parking and will be enforced by the Resident Trooper. All vehicles need to be removed from the designated parking area within 3 hours after the parking ban is lifted or the vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. The Parking Ban is advertised on Channel 3 CBS, Channel 8 ABC, Channel 30 NBC, Channel 61 FOX, town website www.griswold-ct.org, press release on Wolverine Radio (wolverine-radio.com, 1690 AM and/or their Facebook page), www.facebook.com Griswold Now page and Selectman’s Ofice of Griswold, CT page.
STATE OF CONNECTICUT PRESS RELEASES, DEEP & PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICES
ATTENTION HOPEVILLE AND ASHLAND POND RESIDENTS
Notice Regarding Drawdown
POND DRAWDOWN: We have received official notification from the CT DEEP that Hopeville and Ashland Ponds will be drawn down this winter 2017/2018. There will be a drawdown of three feet to commence on or about October 30, 2017. The water surface will be restored to normal elevation by April 2, 2018. Please understand that weather conditions do play a role in achieving the process and the DEEP will do their best to monitor the levels.
We recommend that anyone with boats on Hopeville or Ashland Pond remove them before the drawdown. We appreciate the State of Connecticut DEEP responding to our request for a drawdown and we will continue to work hard to get drawdowns for other ponds. Glasgo Pond is to be requested for winter 2018/2019 and Pachaug would be done again 2019/2020. All drawdowns are for three feet and are scheduled to be done every three years.
Griswold Weed Study Committee - At our last meeting on October 25, 2017 the committee voted to suspend monthly meetings of the Griswold Weed Study Committee. There has been no interest or involvement by property owners from Glasgo Pond, Hopeville Pond or Ashland pond. Until such a time as there is an interest in controlling invasive weeds, monthly meetings are now suspended - Thomas Giard Jr., Chairman
A MESSAGE FROM THE HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE
Hypothermia & Frostbite — What to Look For
1.The effects of cold stress may not be apparent. The first symptoms of hypothermia are uncontrollable shivering and the sensation of cold. The heartbeat slows and may become irregular, and the pulse weakens.
2. As the condition worsens, severe shaking or rigid muscles may be evident. The exhaustion occurs as the body temperature drops even lower. This is a serious condition requiring immediate medical attention.
3.Frostbite can occur without accompanying hypothermia. Frostbite occurs when the fluids around the body’s tissues freeze.
4.The most vulnerable parts of the body are the nose, cheeks, ears, fingers, and toes. Symptoms of frostbite include coldness and tingling in the affected part, followed by numbness; changes in skin color to white or grayish-yellow, initial pain which subsides as the conditions worsen, and possibly blisters.
5.Frostbite can cause irreversible tissue damage and requires immediate medical attention.
GUN RANGE INFORMATION LETTERS AND UPDATES
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New Information! - FIRST SELECTMAN'S STATEMENT OF 8/18/17
New Information! - Letter dated 8/11/2017 from Attorney General to
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BOARD AND COMMISSION VACANCIES
Senior Center Building Committee Alternate - Vacancy
Griswold Public Health and Safety Committee - Vacancy
Inland Wetlands Watercourses & Conservation Commission - 3 Alternate Vacancies
Veteran's Advisory Committee
Ethics Commission Alternate - Vacancy
Ordinance Committee - 1 Vacancy (Town Tax Payer)
Any Jewett City/Griswold resident interested in serving shall submit a letter of interest to Kevin Skulczyck, First Selectman, 28 Main St. Jewett City, CT 06351 or contact them here.
TAX COLLECTOR NOTICES / ASSESSOR'S NOTICES
TOWN OF GRISWOLD/BOROUGH OF JEWETT CITY
NOTICE OF TAX COLLECTOR
Payments will be received in the Tax Office, Griswold Town Hall, Jewett City, CT 06351 as follows: Monday-Wednesday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM, Thursday 8:30 AM-6:30 PM, and Friday 8:30 AM-1:00 PM. In addition, payments can be mailed to 28 Main Street, P.O. Box 369, Jewett City, CT 06351 or pay online at www.griswold-ct.org by credit, debit or check. There is a convenience fee associated with online transactions and there is a 3-business day wait for a motor vehicle clearance.
Please note the second half of Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills, as well as Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax Bills will be due on January 1, 2018 with the last day to pay without penalty on February 1, 2018.
ASSESSOR’S NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
All persons liable to pay taxes are hereby notified to declare all tangible personal property owned by them for three months or more as of October 1, 2016. Forms will be mailed to all property owners previously on record by each local assessor. Otherwise 87-245 provides that the assessor apply a 25% PENALTY for failure to file by November 1, 2016.
NOTE: A declaration for real property or Connecticut registered motor vehicles is not necessary. Taxable personal property includes office equipment, machinery, farming tools, mechanics tools, horses and unregistered camp trailers. Registered camp trailers are taxable in the town where they are housed. All furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment used in any business must be declared. Horses must be declared and will be allowed up to a $1,000 exemption.
View PUBLIC NOTICES above for a link to all properties available by TAX SALE.
TOWN CLERK NOTICES
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