June is National Ocean Month (6-1-20)
World Oceans Day is held on June 8th every year to raise awareness of the vital importance of our oceans. Click here for more information.
Important Notice from First Selectman Noel Bishop (6-1-20)
Westbrook Public Beaches have been and will remain open to the public.
•West Beach Parking lot to be open daily, beginning Friday, May 15, 2020 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.
General Law 7T -
Non Essential Housing is Prohibited per Governor Lamont. (4-2-2020)
Westbrook Council Of Beaches Supports Residents impacted by Covid-19. (4-9-2020)
The COB donated $1000 to the Town of Westbrook to be utilized for residents impacted by Covid-19. We encourage all of the Beach Associations, if possible, to make a donation. Checks are to be made payable to:
The Town Of Westbrook - Dept. of Social Services
c/o Elizabeth Carpenter, Social Services Coordinator
866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook CT 06498.
WCOB Membership Dues (6-1-2020)
Association dues are now due. Invoices have been mailed out. If your Association has not received an invoice, please contact our Treasurer, Steve Smith at stevenlsmith58@sbcglobal. Mail your payment to Westbrook Council of Beach Associations, Inc.
c/o Steven Smith, Treasurer, 24 Young Road, Westbrook, CT 06498.
The Council has come a long way, has made much progress, and continues to be an advocate on behalf of the beach communities and all the residents in Westbrook. The Council will continue to promote cooperation among the beach associations, to cooperate with the Town of Westbrook with mutual issues and to engage legislative activity pertinent to interests of beach association homeowners. The Council continues to support the community of Westbrook through various charitable organizations impacting residents of all ages.
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:
-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.
-Summer Lunches for students and Take-Home Backpack Program- We will be assisting Westbrook Public Schools by providing Monday - Thursday lunches at the Daisy Ingham Elementary School during July and August. Updates will be provided on People of Westbrook Facebook page and at COB meetings.
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.
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Plan of Conservation & Develoment (POCD) Committee (6-1-2020)
The Town of Westbrook is updating the Plan of Conservation & 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 learn more and to review the 2020 Plan Booklets.
Westbrook Economic Action Initiative (WEAI) (6-1-2020)
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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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
Meeting Dates For 2020
June 1st 7pm Zoom Meeting
July 6th Multi Media Room
Aug 10th Meeting Rm A downstairs
Sept 14th Meeting Rm A downstairs
All meetings are at 7pm in the
*See Archives for Agendas and Minutes of Meetings
Candidates' Forum 2020:
October 5th at 7pm
Multi Purpose Room
Also on VSTV channel 19
Candidates' Forum Oct 7, 2019 -
To view video clickhere.
Candidates' Forum Oct 1, 2018 -
To view video click here.
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President- Pat Marcarelli
Vice President - Mary Jane Monahan
Treasurer - Steve Smith
Secretary - Pauline Peterson