Westbrook Town Hall - Reopening September 14, 2020
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Westbrook Notification Alert Center
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International Coastal Clean Up
sponsored by the Westbrook Land Conservation Trust (10-1-2020)
Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in the "Clean the Sound" event on Saturday, September 26th. This was a state wide event that took place locally on the entire strip of beaches along Seaside Avenue. 34.54 pounds of trash was collected on Coral Sands alone. Items included: 139 pieces of plastic/foam, 36 food/candy wrappers, 22 pieces of construction materials, 9 fishing gear, 12 plastic bottle caps, cups, plates and much more. Using the Clean Swell App made the tallying easy. Special thanks to Mary Jane Monanan from Coral Sands for representing the Council.
Stuff A Cruiser - Clothing Event -December 5th 11am to 4pm (10-1-20)
Help us fill a police cruiser with new and gently used apparel. The “Stuff a Cruiser – Clothing Event” will be held again this year on December 5th from 11am to 4pm at the Westbrook Outlets. Volunteers are needed for a one to two hour shift the day of the event. Please contact Tony Cozza if you can assist.
Important Notices from the Board of Selectmen (9-26-20)
Per order of the Board of Selectmen, there is signage at the West Beach parking lot that specifically indicates that there is no alcohol or dogs permitted on the beach.
-Westbrook Public Beaches
Westbrook Public Beaches have been and will remain open to the public. West Beach Parking lot to be open daily, from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for WESTBROOK residents ONLY. Proof of residency will be required:
▪ Tax Bill
▪ A piece of mail with Westbrook address
▪ Driver’s License (photo ID) will be “matched” with tax bill and mail
• Park & Rec Staff will distribute flyers clearly stating the rules; i.e. social distancing, groupings of 5 individuals or less, etc.
• Constable/Trooper will be present to address enforcement issues for the entire beach area (stone jetty to Elk’s Club).
• Committee reserves the right to re-visit any and all conditions of re-opening the parking lot with the approval of the BOS and per the Governon's Executive Orders. To learn more, click here.
Scholarship Winner (8-31-2020)
Congratulations to Callie Newberg, this year's $500 COB Scholarship Recipient. Callie will be attending Southern Connecticut State University majoring in Special Education.
The Alleviating Hunger Committee
In August 2016, the Westbrook Council of Beaches established the Alleviating Hunger Committee to provide food to those in need and educate our community on hunger and poverty. Some of the initiatives include:
Options for contributing food:
Bring food donations to St. Mark's between 9 am and 12 noon on any Monday.
Bring food to COB meetings, and we will bring your donation to one of the food pantries.
Get in touch with the Alleviating Hunger Committee and we will arrange to pick up your food donation.
-Consider helping out at the Valley Shore YMCA Vegetable Garden. One way you could help is letting them know if you have any cardboard that they could use to lay the wood chips on top of. If you do, please email Jon Capozzoli at email@example.com. He is the new contact for all things to do with the garden. The Community Garden will open this year. It is vital to the Westbrook Food Pantry that they are able to grow fresh local produce for those in need. We hope
that even through the current situation you are all on board to join them for this growing season! (5-28-2020)
-COB has seven volunteers supporting the Friday Night meals at 6pm at the Westbrook Congregational Church.
-COB members can make monetary or gift card donations to support Westbrook families in need. If you would like to contribute, please contact Elizabeth Carpenter, Westbrook Social Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her office is in Town Hall, next to the First Selectman’s Office. Her phone number is 860-399-3090.
The Committee is always looking for volunteers. If you have an interest or would like further information, please contact us at email@example.com Our members are Mary Polchaninoff, Barbara Alessio, Kit Bishop,Tony Cozza, Andy Schatz and Jim Crawford. All have been great resources for us. Our student members are Juliana Frabreizi, Gavin Lebrec, Jackie Grace and Seth Caslin.
Meeting Dates For 2021
May 3rd 7pm
June 7th 7pm
July 12th 7pm
Aug 9th 7pm
Sept 13th 7 pm
All meetings are at 7pm in the
*See Archives for Agendas and Minutes of Meetings
Candidates' Forum 2021:
Board of Selectmen Candidates
Multi Purpose Room
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Candidates' Forum Oct 7, 2019 -
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Candidates' Forum Oct 1, 2018 -
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President- Pat Marcarelli
Vice President - Mary Jane Monahan
Treasurer - Steve Smith
Secretary - Pauline Peterson
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Plan of Conservation & Develoment (POCD) Committee - Westbrook seeks Your Input - Complete the Survey no later than October 4th. (10-1-2020)
Westbrook has prepared an on-line survey as part of the process of updating Westbrook’s 2011 Plan of Conservation and Development.
The survey follows up from a community survey conducted in the spring of 2020. This survey builds on those results and asks residents to give feedback on different strategies which came out of the earlier survey and meetings.
An update of the plan is required every ten years. Your thoughts and ideas are needed to create a vision with common goals for the community’s future. Click here to learn more and to review the six 2020 Plan Booklets.
Vote on the Town
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Westbrook Economic Action Initiative (WEAI)
Andy Schatz has been working very hard with this group in order to help our young, local residents to achieve their goals in both bettering themselves and preparing them to move forward in life and hopefully continue to serve our community. Leslie Carson our Career/College Readiness Coordinator at Westbrook High School is also on the Board. Click here to learn more about WEAI.
Literacy Volunteers is looking for additional Tutors. They are an organization staffed mostly by volunteers, located in the Westbrook Library that teaches English to those in the area who are not conversant in English. For additional information please contact. Joanne Argersinger at 860-399-0280 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more by clicking here.
TOWN OF WESTBROOK
Harbor Master News:
Mooring Permits are $20
The Harbor Commission will be reviewing the rule regarding Moorings and will have updated information available soon. We will continue to follow up as well.Click here for more information.
Hurricane Preparedness - A Message from Westbrook Emergency Management. Click here.
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Animal Control Officer: Harry Plaut
203-780-1311. Click here for more information.
From the Town: Regarding Public (not private) Beaches:Policies and Rules for Dogs, Alcohol, Smoking, Etc.
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Town Review of Westbrook Zoning Regulations
Westbrook is reviewing Zoning Regulations. For more details, click here.
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Westbrook Hazardous Mitigation Plan
Meeting September 16, 2019--7pm
Multi Media Room, Town Hall
This is the final Public Hearing for
FEMA compliance before all findings are sent to the State of Ct.
This will deal in Emergency Planning, Floods and Flood insurance.
Please contact Eric Knapp Zoning Official at Town Hall.
Click here to view Public Meeting No 1 07-29-2019
Click hereto view Public Meeting No 2 09-29-2019