Griswold, Connecticut

 

and the Borough of Jewett City       A Heritage River Community Growing on Strong Foundations

 

 

 
   
                                                                                         TOWN  AND STATE                                                                         FIRST SELECTMAN'S CALENDAR
 
 
 

THE

GRISWOLD TOWN HALL

is closed on

    

MONDAY,

FEBRUARY 15, 2016

  

in observance of

PRESIDENTS  DAY

 

Gov. Malloy Announces State Grants

to Assist Fifteen Small Towns

with Capital Improvement Projects


Griswold - $370,000 for the Jewett City Main Street Historical Period Lighting Project. The funds are being utilized to complete the construction and installation of the Phase II Jewett City Main Street Historical Period Lighting Project. The historic lighting will compliment prior elements of the revitalization efforts such as curb lines, crosswalks, sidewalks, trash receptacles, planters and benches. This project will benefit the local community by reinforcing the economic vitality of Main Street for the existing property owners and business owners, and encourage existing businesses to reinvest into Main Street properties, and attract new businesses to a reborn, vibrant Main Street.
   Read Full Award Announcement

 

WINTER STORMS MAY BRING NECESSARY PARKING RESTRICTIONS,

PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS TO SEE IF IT APPLIES.

THE REQUIREMENTS ARE OUTLINED BELOW:

 

 PARKING BAN – WINTER MONTHS

 

PLEASE CHECK WOLVERINE RADIO ONLINE, PHONE APP OR 1690 AM FOR YOUR CONNECTION TO LOCAL INFORMATION

 

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 PARKING LOT NEXT TO YOUTH CENTER (VETERANS’ MEMORIAL PARK).

 

The Parking Ban is advertised on radio stations WCTY, WICH, WNLC, Roxy, and Wolverine Radio, as well as media stations CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, town website www.griswold-ct.org,  www.facebook.com  Griswold Now page, Selectman’s Office of Griswold, CT page, and Wolverine Radio page. Read More....

 

ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION LINKS:

 

TO: All Chief Elected Officials of Connecticut Municipalities DATE: January 20, 2016

 

FROM:    Office of the Secretary of the State

                  Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut 

                  Connecticut Council of Small Towns

                  Connecticut Conference of Municipalities

                  Connecticut Town Clerks Association

 

RE:            Online Voter Registration Links

 

Because 2016 is a Presidential year we can expect that voter participation will be strong and that third party organizations and campaigns will be highly active. Together we are reaching out to you with a small, but meaningful request, regarding the online voter registration system (voterregistration.ct.gov) and a link to the “Voter Lookup Tool”    READ MORE

 

Download information         

 

Help Aquarion find and recognize Connecticut's

top environmental volunteers.

 

Think of a person, non-profit, or company who has made a real difference to our environment. It could be through a volunteer effort to protect our water sources. Improve air quality. Safeguard farmland. Or improve wildlife habitat. You’ll find all the criteria below. 

And don’t be shy about telling us what you’ve achieved. We welcome self-nominations and re-nominations!

We will announce the winners on June 4, 2016 at a special event to be held at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and other dignitaries will be on hand to honor the winners.

So send in your nomination today. Click here for the Online Award Nomination Form or here to download the Award Nomination Form PDF.

 

You’ll find the Nomination Guidelines and Tips here.

 

CALENDAR OF

MEETINGS

SCHEDULES

 

Click on the House 

logo for

HUD and CHRO Fair

Housing Information

http://www.state.ct.us

/chro/ 

www.hud.gov/

complaints/housediscrim.cfm

Events Submissions to this site by town

and borough groups may be sent to

dszall@griswold-ct.org.

Businesses established in Griswold may

appear on our Businesses Page

 
STATE OF CONNECTICUT ANNOUNCEMENTS

DPH: Time to Test for Radon

DPH offering free radon test kits during January, National Radon Action Month

 

Hartford -  The Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH) urges Connecticut residents to test their homes for radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Health officials estimate that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States......Read More.......

 
LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

COURTNEY INTRODUCES BILL TO

EXPAND EMERGENCY AID FOR GROWING OPIOID AND HEROIN CRISIS

 

Will also meet with eastern Connecticut groups today to discuss drug abuse prevention efforts

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) introduced the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, a House companion bill to an identical measure already introduced by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH). Later in the day, Courtney will meet with local activists and students from eastern Connecticut to hear about their efforts to combat drug abuse in their communities.

 

“As communities across the country continue to grapple with rising prescription drug and heroin abuse, we need to provide them with additional resources to improve upon the coordination of public health outreach, treatment and recovery programs, and law enforcement efforts,” said Courtney. “I am pleased to be joining Senator Shaheen, who has been a national leader on this issue, Read More

 

 

   
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8, 2016
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15
   
MONDAY - FEBRUARY 8, 2016 MONDAY - FEBRUARY 15, 2016
   
  TOWN HALL CLOSED
   
TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 9, 2016 TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 16, 2016
   

4:00 – BOS Budget Mtg.

6:30 -  BOS Regular Meeting

11:00 – Property tax sale

1:00 – Press Conference with White   House National Drug Control Policy    Director Michael Botticelli

 
WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 10, 2016
   

11:00 – Round table for development

2:00 – Mtg. with Ryan

6:30 – Commission on Aging

 
   
THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 11, 2016  
   

8:00 – SCCOG Mtg.

10:00 – DOT Mtg.

1:30 – Mtg. with Deputy Fire Marshal

2:30 – BOS SM Budget

 
   
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY12, 2016f  
   

9:30 – Mtg. with town Atty

 
   
GRISWOLD  AT A GLANCE
 
2014 Grand List Mill Rates

 

Griswold 26.57

Borough of Jewett City 3.99

 

Last Revaluation October 1, 2011

 
BOARD AND COMMISSION VACANCIES
 
 
ETHICS  COMMISSION  ALTERNATE VACANCY
Griswold Public Health and Safety Committee Vacancyh
 

Any Jewett City/Griswold resident interested in serving should submit a letter of interest to Kevin Skulczyck, First Selectman, 28 Main St. Jewett City, CT 06351 or selectmensassistant@griswold-ct.org.  According to membership guidelines the new member must be a registered Unaffiliated or Republican.

Board and Commission vacancies may be filled by

the party affiliation or by an independent registered voter.

     
A MESSAGE FROM THE GRISWOLD BOARD OF SELECTMEN

On this website, you will find information on our officials, our town departments and all boards and commissions that sevre the Town of Griswold. We want to thank everyone who works for the betterment of Griswold. Your talents, expertise, and knoweldge hep to make our town a great place in which to live.

 

Griswold is very fortunate to have so many concerned residents who also possess a myriad of qualities that help to enhance the betterment of our community. If you are not already involved in the many activities and opportuities our town has to offer, we encourage ou to become involved in an activity that is of interest to you.

 

We are very proud of our website. On our Home Page, "In the Spotlight" has com of the upcoming vents. A link to the Calendar of Meetings provides information about when and where all of our boards, commissions and committees meet. There is also a link for agendas and minutes.

 

You can reach us with questions at 860 376-7060 Extension 201; or you can visit our Staff Director for department telephone extensions. You will also find liks to department staff emails.

 

If you are looking for information on our town, we hope that our website will save you a phone call or avisit to our town hall.

 

We hope to give you reasons to visit us for a first-hand look at our community and what it has to offer.  No matter what your reason is that brings you to the Official Town of Griswold website, we hope you enjoy surfing it.

MESSAGE FROM GRISWOLD HEALTH  AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVE SHOOTER  -  HOW TO RESPOND

 

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/active-shooter-how-to-respond-508.pdf

 

Above is a link to provide you with helpful information if you find yourself in an active shooter senario.

TOWN NEWS YOU CAN USE

From: Kevin Skulczyck, Griswold First Selectman

 

BRIDGE CLOSING:  Beginning Tuesday, February 2, 2016, until further notice, the Sheldon Road Bridge will be closed for safety reasons to all traffic and pedestrians.  You can access Cross Road from Rte. 138 and Sheldon Circle can be accessed from Rte. 165.

 

CT DEEP NOTICE OF DRAW DOWN SCHEDULED

FOR GRISWOLD PONDS

.

     Official notification has been receive from the CT DEEP regarding pond draw down schedules.

     Hopeville Pond and Ashland Pond will be drawn down this winter 2014/2015 and draw down should be completed on or about October 30th, 2014. Both ponds will be restored to normal levels around April 6, 2015. 

      The draw down for Glasgo Pond is scheduled for winter 2015/2016 and the draw down for Pachaug Pond is scheduled for Winter 2016/2017.   The draw down will be three feet for all of the ponds. Pond draw down is scheduled to be done every three years.

     
   

 

 

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Every effort has been made to insure that this site is accurate and up to date.

If there is a discrepancy or error, official town documents supersede any information included in this web site.

 
         
       

 

 

 

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