Griswold,

Connecticut

and the Borough of Jewett City

A Heritage River Community Growing on Strong Foundations

 
 
     FIRST SELECTMAN'S CALENDAR   AND  ESSENTIAL LINKS
 

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

   
WEEK OF JULY 18, 2016
 
   
MONDAY - JULY 18, 2016  

10:00 – 1:00 – Tentative office hours

5:30 – Recreation Commission Mtg.

 
   
TUESDAY - JULY 19, 2016  

12:00 – Mtg. with Superintendent

7:00 – Board of Finance Mtg.

 
   
WEDNESDAY - JULY 20, 2016  

8:00 – GNACC Ribbon Cutting

8:30 – SCCOG Mtg.

9:30 – SEAT Mtg.

1:30 – Mtg. with UCFS

4:00 – BOS Special Mtg.

7:00 – EDC Mtg
 
   
THURSDAY - JULY 21, 2016  

9:00 – Mtg. with Superintendent

7:30 – Inland Wetlands Mtg.

 
   
   
   

GRISWOLD  AT A GLANCE

BOARD AND COMMISSION VACANCIES
 
 
2015 Grand List Mill Rates

 

Griswold      27.06

Borough of Jewett City 4.29

 

Last Revaluation October 1, 2011

 
 
 
 

Senior Center Building Committee

Alternate Vacancy

Griswold Public Health and Safety Committee Vacancy
 

According to membership guidelines, vacancies may be filled by a registered voter of .the party affiliation of the vacant seat or by an Unaffiliated voter.

 

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 to selectmensassistant@griswold-ct.org

Town Representative for Atlantic Broadband Advisory Council Needed

 

Any Jewett City or Griswold resident who is interested in serving as a representative should submit a letter of interest to Kevin Skulczyck,

First Selectman, 28 Main St. Jewett City, CT 06351

 
A MESSAGE FROM THE GRISWOLD BOARD OF SELECTMEN

 

ANNOUCEMENTS TO BE MADE AT ALL ASSEMBLIES

BOTH FOR STUDENTS

AND

FOR THE PUBLIC USE OF ASSEMBLY AREAS

  • Please look around and find all marked Exits and Exit Signage
  • All Exits to be Kept Cleared for emergency use.
  • No standing in front of Exits
  • No use of aisles and paths of Exit Access for any form of occupancy (chairs, cameras or equipment), that might become an impediment for emergency exit use.
  • No de-latching (unlatching of door devices).
  • No use of Exits, for other purposes other than movement into and out of assembly areas.
  • All Exit doors to be closed during assembly use of space.
 

Eversource Supply Rate Changes

 

Effective on July 1, 2016

 

As you may recall, Eversource’s Standard Service price for residential and small commercial customers changes twice a year, on January 1 and July 1, to reflect pricing in the energy marketplace. On July 1, 2016 electric supply rates will decrease and we're pleased to pass savings on to our customers.  

In Connecticut, the average supply rate for residential Standard Service customers will decrease to 6.61 cents from the current 9.56 cents per kWh, a savings of nearly three cents per kWh. This is great news because it means that the typical bill for residential customers on Standard Service using 700 kWh per month will include a reduction of almost $21.00.  This reduction will be reflected in the monthly supply portion of their bill. Sixty-six percent of Eversource’s 1.2 million customers in Connecticut are signed up for Standard Service and will see savings as a result of this price change.  

In June, we notified customers of the change through a bill insert.  In May, we reached out to customers through mainstream and social media.  We're planning additional reminders through media channels around July 1, suggesting to customers that now may be a good time to compare energy supply options to make an informed choice for their home or business.

We value our partnership with you. If you have any questions about this change, as always, I invite you to contact me for more information.

 

SHARE THE ROAD CONNECTICUT

              -  IT'S THE LAW !!                                       FROM THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

SHARE THE ROAD:  PEDESTRIANS

TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS

 

Share the Road banner advertisements

As a pedestrian, you are not always visible to drivers; especially for drivers of large trucks and busses

 

Pedestrians need to be careful of all vehicles and never take chances.  Here are some safety tips that can keep you safe when walking:

WALK ON SIDEWALKS

Walk on sidewalks and in crosswalks whenever possible. Obey traffic lights and walk signals.  Remember that trucks and buses make wide turns and occasionally run up onto the corner of the sidewalk, so it is important for you to be alert and be prepared to move back if necessary. 

 

WHEN THERE ARE NO SIDEWALKS TO WALK ON

If sidewalks are not available, walk as far to the side of the road as you safely can FACING ONCOMING TRAFFIC.  This allows you to see cars coming at you rather than having them approach you from behind.

 

MAKE YOURSELF VISIBLE

Dress to be seen. Wear bright or reflective clothing, especially when walking at night. Carry a flashlight if you have one.

 

STOPPING DISTANCES

Use caution when crossing intersections and streets. You may think vehicles will stop for you, but they may not see you or even be able to stop. Remember, some vehicles, such as trucks, need much more space to stop than passenger vehicles.

 

KNOW YOUR NO- ZONES
Be careful of the blind spots, or No-Zones, around cars, trucks, and buses when walking near or around them, and never walk behind a car or a truck that is backing up. Always assume the driver does not know that you are there and that it is up to you to stay safe.

 

MESSAGE FROM GRISWOLD HEALTH  AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

   

  Working Safely in Hot Weather


Here are some guidelines for staying safe while working in the heat:


 · Drink 5 to 7 ounces of fluids every 20 minutes.
· Eat lightly. Heavy, hot meals divert blood to the stomach and make it harder to remain cool.
 · Caffeine beverages and certain medications increase the risk of heat stress.
 · Take short rest periods in shade or air conditioning.
 · Do not take salt tablets.


Signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches. Victims of heat-related illness should be moved to a cool place, given cool water to drink, and have ice packs or cool wet cloths applied to the skin. If water is refused, or vomiting or loss of consciousness occurs, immediately call 911.

 

out of your car and check for the water depth before you attempt to cross it. Do not attempt to cross if the water is moving.

TOWN NEWS YOU CAN USE

 

CT DEEP NOTICE OF DRAW DOWN SCHEDULED

FOR GRISWOLD PONDS

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     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.

 

                         SHELDON ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE

 

After a joint meeting last week with the Connecticut DOT and the Connecticut DEEP, the Sheldon Road Bridge will remain closed due to erosion under and around the bridge’s abutment, which created safety concerns and will remain closed for between 2 and 4 years due to many variables, but the project will get high priority through the entire process due to the road being completely closed.

 

The Town of Griswold has filed an application for funding with the DOT and has started the process for bridge replacement. Through this program, the town will be responsible for 20% of the cost of construction which will fall between $300,000 and $600,000 dollars for the town’s cost.

 

The town will take advantage of a state pilot program that eliminates the design cost from the town share and allows the state to pick up all of the cost for design.

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 Route 138 and Sheldon Circle can be accessed from Route 165.

 

TOWN RESIDENTS!

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE REMOVING A STORM DRAIN GRATE IN

JEWETT CITY NEAR

ROUTE 12 AND

LENOX AVENUE.

 

THE REMOVAL OF THIS STORM DRAIN GRATE HAS CAUSED A SERIOUS SAFETY HAZARD SO THE TOWN IS LOOKING TO PURSUE ANY INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE FIRST SELECTMAN AT 860-213-1532.

 

PROPOSED GUN RANGE INFORMATION

  

STATE POLICE FIREARMS TRAINING FACILITY

RELOCATION PROJECT

 

for further information and updates, visit

www.ct.gov/csprange

 

WOLVERINE RADIO PODCAST JUNE 3, 2016

CT STATE POLICE AND THE CONNECTICUT

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

PROPOSED GUNRANGE PODCAST

FROM JUNE 3, 2016 ON WOLVERINE-RADIO.COM

This podcast offers the information on the Gun Range

that was given at the Informational Meeting held last week.

STATE OF CONNECTICUT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GOV. MALLOY ANNOUNCES

STATE BEGINS ZIKA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AT BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Focus is on Travelers to/from Puerto Rico and Other Tropical Destinations

 

(WINDSOR LOCKS, CT) – With the summer travel season kicking into high gear over the next several weeks, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, and other state officials today announced that a Zika education and warning campaign will soon be underway at Bradley International Airport.   The campaign, a joint effort between the state Department of Public Health (DPH), Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Jet Blue, will focus on passengers traveling to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Jet Blue’s two daily flights, but will also be seen by other travelers who may be connecting through other airports on their way to areas in the Caribbean, or Central/South America currently affected by Zika virus.

 

Starting tomorrow, posters in both English and Spanish will be placed on the jet bridges for the flights to San Juan.  The posters warn travelers to the American Tropics of the risk for mosquito-borne diseases, including Zika, and advise steps to avoid mosquito bites.  Other posters focus on travelers returning from the American Tropics, providing information on symptoms to watch for and advise seeking treatment if symptoms arise. 

 

Posters will also be displayed on the Jet Blue baggage carousel with advice for returning travelers.  DPH has also produced a wallet-sized, fold out pamphlet with Zika information that will be handed out to passengers boarding the Jet Blue flights to San Juan.  The TSA will begin showing a series of public service announcements (PSAs) on Zika virus featuring Lt. Governor Wyman and DPH Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino on the video monitors in the TSA passenger screening areas.  As with all the materials at the airport, the PSAs are in English and Spanish.

 

“We continue to remain vigilant.  That’s why our agencies are working so closely together on this critical issue.  We want everyone to enjoy their summer travels and have fun vacations, but we also want to make sure travelers remain educated on Zika and do what they can to avoid harm,”

 

Governor Malloy said.  “It’s our obligation to protect residents, and this information outreach campaign is another proactive effort.”“Raising awareness about the Zika virus is a priority in Connecticut – it’s a matter of protecting the public health,” Lt. Governor Wyman said.  “Prevention is key, and this campaign helps travelers to higher-risk areas minimize their exposure and the potential of transmitting the disease to others.  Equally important is access to good healthcare – especially for pregnant women.  I applaud our partners for their commitment to the health and well-being of our residents.”

 

“Travelling to the tropics should be about rest, relaxation and fun with family and friends, but it is critically important that pregnant women, women who plan to become pregnant and their male partners consider the risks of Zika virus infection and take all necessary steps to avoid mosquito bites while in an affected area.  A week of fun in the sun is not worth the risk of having a baby born with serious birth defects that require a lifetime of care and costs,” Commissioner Pino said.  “I am grateful to the CAA, TSA and Jet Blue for their partnership in this effort to educate travelers on the risks associated with Zika virus and the steps that should be taken to avoid contracting the disease, which can be especially devastating for pregnant women.”

 

As of June 8, 691 cases of travel-related Zika have been reported in the continental United States. Of those, 206 were pregnant women and 11 were sexually transmitted.  In Connecticut, 382 patients, including 315 pregnant women, have been tested for Zika virus, as of June 14th. Twenty-six of those patients, including 8 pregnant women, have tested positive for travel-related Zika.

 

DOWNLOAD: State of Connecticut wallet-sized pamphlet on Zika for Bradley International Airport [pdf]

 

 

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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

 

 
 
 
 
 

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