Chipsealing and sweeping on selected Town roads has been completed. Residents please be mindful that some loose stone may still exist on the roads.
Eversource along with Asplundh Tree contractors will be working in various parts of town for the next several months on several utility enhancement projects including tree trimming and some tree removal. The areas of town with the most activity include sections of; Exeter Rd, Trumbull Hwy, Goshen Hill Rd, Bender Rd, Gates Rd, Jordan Ln, Old Route 89 and Rafferty Rd. Residents please be careful when passing through Work Zones and if residents plan on picking any wood left behind please be mindful of your safety while doing so.
Visit the Farmers Market on Saturday, September 23rd in front of Town Hall from 9 am to noon.
In 1972, the State of Connecticut passed legislation to help control forest fires and air pollution by regulating open burning. Since then, the Department of Envrionmental Protection has been training local Burning Officials to carry out this goal. To apply for a burning permit, local residents need only visit the Town Clerk's Office and fill out an application. Efforts are being made to put the permit form online, so as to enable residents to apply online. By State Statute, only Town Residents are allowed to apply for permits. In addition, only brush no greater than 3" in diameter is permitted to be burned. Burning without a permit is subject to a ticket from the Resident State Trooper for failure to obey a town ordinance.
Upon receipt of the permit, the Open Burning Official or his Deputy will come to inspect the brush to be burned and issue the permit. This normally takes place on Saturday morning. If you have any questions about open burning, please feel free to contact the Burning Official.