News & CURREnt EVENTS

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT PAT MARCARELLI


We need your help with helping others less fortunate in Westbrook.  The Westbrook Council of Beaches has set up a separate account at our bank to raise and distribute funds to Westbrook Social Services and other Deparments. Click here for more information from Pat.


Please donate by making your check payable to: WOCB and on your memo line put the word HELP

Mail checks to:

  Westbrook Council of Beaches

24 Young Road

Westbrook CT 06498



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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:  

  • Food collection for local food pantries click here  Please join us on Tuesday between 1:30 and 2:30pm, at St. Mark's Church for grocery distribution.


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 jcapozzoli@vsymca.org.  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 ecarpenter@westbrookct.us.  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  ajcbeachboy@comcast.net    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. 

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WESTBROOK COUNCIL ​OF BEACHES


      committee updates

2021 Meeting NOTICES


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​Plan of Conservation & Develoment (POCD) Committee - Westbrook   

We are currently monitoring the latest material coming out from this board. IT MAY AFFECT Beach neighborhoods. Please pay attention to this section. It could affect your street. 

The Council is watching this very closely and will act on your behalf. However you as residents may have to react and act on some of these measures.

The links to their latest guidelines are posted in red below. A public meeting via zoom is scheduled for January 21 at 7pm.  Click here for AgendaPlease plan to attend the meeting.


The Committee is in the process of updating the Westbrook’s 2011 Plan of Conservation and Development.  

​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 review the 2021-2031 POCD Draft for Community Input.

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​​Westbrook Economic Action Initiative (WEAI)  ​

​​Andy Schatz, Jim Crawford and Tony Cozza have 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 hereto learn more about WEAI.


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​​Literacy Volunteers


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 jarsinger@lvvs.org. Learn more by clicking here.


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​​​​TOWN OF WESTBROOK


Harbor Master News:


Harbor Management Happenings from John Rie, Chairman Commission Management: Click here.

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.

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Hurricane Preparedness -  A Message from Westbrook Emergency Management.  Click here.

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Animal Control Officer:  Harry Plaut

203-780-1311.  Clickhere for more information.


From the Town:  Regarding Public (not private) Beaches:  Ordinances - Dogs and Other Pet Animals

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Town Review of Westbrook Zoning Regulations

Westbrook is reviewing Zoning Regulations.  For more details, click here.

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Planning Commission 


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 

 


Stay Warm - Stay Safe 

​Practice all the safe measures​



Welcome 2021

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

Teresa Mulvey Municipal Building 866 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498


*See Archives for Agendas and Minutes of Meetings

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Candidates' Forum 2021:

October 4th 

Board of Selectmen Candidates

Multi Purpose Room

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​Candidates' Forum Oct 7, 2019 -
To view video clickhere.


Candidates' Forum Oct 1, 2018 - 
To view video click here.

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Officers:

President- Pat Marcarelli
Vice President - Mary Jane Monahan
Treasurer - Steve Smith
Secretary - Pauline Peterson