Sun, Feb 25, 2018

1MW Solar Brownfield Installation

LOCAL NEWS

NEW! David Elliott, Woodstock's Emergency Management Director, has a newsletter!

Check Military.com to learn about VA Photo ID cards. 

Still want to support people affected by hurricane damage? Check out the following organizations: Houston Food Bank, Samaritan's Purse, Second Mile, or the 211 Directory.

News from the Recreation Department! We are now located on the Lower Level of the Town Hall, Wednesday-Friday from 8am-3pm. 860-928-0208 x305. smile

The CT Dept. of Motor Vehicles has implemented a new process for issuing driver Licenses and ID cards.  Click on the link http//ct.gov/dmv for more information.

Wondering about all the new signs around town? Woodstock has received various speed limit and "corner" signs from the State at no cost to the Town. The various signs have been installed by the State, and are now under review by the Public Works department.

Quiet Corner Garden Club Programs for 2018.

We love the Quiet Corner!  Click HERE to celebrate all the great places to visit, eat at, and experience!

Thanks to generous sponsors and donors, Crystal Pond Park (fka Camp Nahaco) now has an 18-hole Frisbee Disc Golf Course! Click HERE to learn what's new at Crystal Pond Park!

Click on the link for the January 2018 Pomfret Senior Center Calendar, the January 2018 Pomfret Senior Newsletter, and the January 2018 Pomfret Senior Center Menu.

Sweet Evalina's now offers an Electric Car Charging Station

 

FROM THE SELECTMEN

Click Here for a copy of the Special Town Meeting Notice, February 28, 2018 concerning expenditures from the Capital and Nonrecurring Expenditure Fund.

The First Selectman holds regular office hours at the Town Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please call 860-928-0208 x310 to set up an appointment.

We know your time is valuable!  But consider volunteering a few hours each month to make a big difference in your community? Listed below are the Boards and Commissions with vacancies available. Please call either the First Selectman's Office or Town Clerk's Office with any questions.  

  • Northeast District Department of Health Board of Directors Representative (1 alternate)
  • Beautification Committee (1 full)
  • Charter Communications (2 full)
  • Conservation Commission (1 full and 3 alternates)
  • Eastern Regional Mental Health Board (1 full)
  • Inland Wetland (3 alternates)
  • Recreation Commission (2 full)
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (3 alternates)
  • Application for Boards and Commissions

For fun and adventure at the Arboretum--try Letterboxing!  Click HERE to get started!

Our Solar Brownfield Installation (see photos above) started generating electricity on August 19, 2016! It is projected to save the Town $1.4 million dollars in electric costs over the next 20 years.  

Approved FY17-18 General Government Budget

Approved FY17-18 Education Budget

Click HERE for FY 2017-2018 Annual Budget Materials

Many thanks to Savage Systems of Putnam!
View video-recorded Board of Finance meetings.

View the results of our most recent Audit (FY 2017)!  Click for the Single Audit Reports, and Financial Statements!

Safety First! Check out our newest House Numbering Flyer or the "House Number Ordinance" (page 52).

REMINDERS

Pay Taxes Online

Woof Woof!  It's time to renew your dog license with the Town Clerk.  If you have a new dog, they must be 6 months old in order to register.  Please bring in a valid rabies certificate and if your dog is fixed, please bring in the spay/neuter certificate as well.  The cost is $8 for a fixed dog or $19 if they are not fixed.  Only $8.00 late fee if you renew by February 28th.

2018 Transfer Station Permits are now for sale!  Bring your vehicle registration in with you to purchase one!   2018 Transfer Station Regulations--Woodstock

New! A limited number of 2018 Transfer Station permits are now available for purchase by Pomfret residents. Bring your vehicle registration and proof of residency to the Town Clerk during regular business hours to purchase one.  2018 Transfer Station Regulations--Pomfret

Calculate YOUR Taxes with the FY17-18 Mil Rate of 24.30.  Your assessment can be viewed on Vision Appraisal.

Click here for important information from the DMV concerning your car tax bill.

Click here for the Tax Collector's Legal Notice.

Click here for some important information regarding downed power lines.

FROM THE BUILDING OFFICE:  Online building permitting is now available! Click to get started. 

VARIOUS LINKS

Please click here for scam alert from Northeast  Utilities.

white violetYes, the Town of Woodstock does have an official Town Flower!
Recently, a resident posed this question, and after some research by Judith Gries of the Beautification Committee, we have the answer.  It is the White Violet

Woodstock's solar panels are up and running!.

Woodstock along with several other CT municipalities, received four FREE 9 kW solar panel systems as a part of the Federal and State stimulus grant issued to DCS Energy out of Glastonbury, CT.

There are 6 locations in Woodstock:

  • Town Hall (9 kW system)
  • Town Highway Garage (9 kW system)
  • Elementary School 4-room classroom building (9 kW system)
  • Volunteer Fire House on Rte 169 (9 kW system)
  • Woodstock Middle School (4 kW system that the Town has earned in their participation with the CT Clean Energy Program)
  • Our Latest 1MW Solar Brownfield installation at the capped landfill behind the transfer station.

Each of these 9 kW systems will be comprised of about 40 PV panels which will generate approximately $180 worth of electricity per month per location. This means that the town will save roughly $10,800.00 each year from the electricity generated by these Solar Panel systems.

After 5 years, each recipient will be able to purchase the system for $1 each. Up until then, the only cost to each is liability insurance in case of damage. All parts and components are under a 5-year warranty and replacements are done at no additional costs during that 5-year period. The life expectancy of the panels is 30-35 years.

The 1MW Solar installation will save the town over 2.4 million dollars over the next 20 years.

All installation were installed at no cost to the town or taxpayers.

> Click here to read more

 

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