​​​​​News & CURREnt EVENTS

      committee updates


2022 Meeting NOTICES

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


Click here to review the Revised Draft of the 2021-2031 Plan of Conservation and Development.   

​An update of the plan is required every ten years.

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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 here to 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 -  For more information, see westbrookem.com

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:  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.


Click here to view Public Meeting No 1 07-29-2019

Click hereto view Public Meeting No 2 09-29-2019 


  

WESTBROOK COUNCIL ​OF BEACHES







 Welcome 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Meeting Dates For 2022
May   2nd      7pm
June   6th      7pm

July  11th      7pm      

Aug   8th      7pm 

Sept  12th     7pm 

Oct.   3rd      7pm Candidates' Forum


All meetings will be held in Multimedia Room unless Covid restriction prevail.

Forum will be in Multi-Purpose room with same policy.                     


*See Archives for Agendas and Minutes of Meetings

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​Candidates' Forum Oct 4, 2021

To view video, click here.


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


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

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Officers:

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










STUFF A CRUISER - CLOTHES EVENT DECEMBER 4, 2021 
11am-2pm


Mark your calendar - "Stuff a Cruiser - Clothes Drive" to be held at the Westbrook Outlet on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 11am to 2pm. There is a great need for teen and adult clothes.  Please consider donating those items.  Volunteers are also needed for a one to two-hour shift the day of the event. Please contact Tony Cozza if you can assist. tonycozza@comcast.net
















We really need your help.

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​WESTBROOK PORTRAIT 0F A GRADUATE

​The Westbrook School System is looking for your input in developing the Westbrook Portrait of a Graduate by engaging families, students, staff,  community leaders and community members in conversation about educational priorities. This is an opportunity for our community to reconsider and redefine success and excellence that reflects community values, beliefs and aspirations for all students PK-12 in Westbrook Public Schools for many years to come. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts and suggestions by completing the survey by Tuesday, November 22nd. The survey link can be accessed here.

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WESTBROOK COUNCIL OF BEACHES TIDAL RISE AND STORM WATER FLOODING - JUNE 7, 2021

Special Guest Speaker Jessica Beach,

Chief Resilience Officer for the 

City of St-Augustine


​​The town of Westbrook will begin work on a Resilience Plan next year. Please take a moment to listen to Jessica's presentation.  It will be most helpful to our community as we begin the planning process.  She is extremely knowledgeable and offers many resources that the town of Westbrook will be able to leverage. 


Click here  for powerpoint presentation
or 
watch it live on the Valley Shore Community Television Click here


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Affordable Housing Subcommittee

​The town of Westbrook is in the process of preparing an affordable housing plan as required by the State law. An Affordable Housing Plan Subcommittee comprised of members of local boards and agencies has started the process of preparing the plan. The subcommittee will be looking at the current and anticipated future housing needs in Westbrook and will be recommending policies and action steps to address them. Community input is an important part of the overall process of preparing the plan and your input will help the working group in developing strategies, policies and action steps.  


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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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