Speed Bumps Available for Private Association Use

​​Two, 8-foot long, rubber speed bumps are available for free to be used in a private association. Not for public roads. If you have an interest, please contact Tony Fastaia at 860-227-9783.

​​​​​​​​​​​​The Alleviating Hunger Committee

Westbrook has a large percentage of households that are struggling to make ends meet. These include those below the poverty level and those above the poverty level but below the basic cost of living threshold.

In August 2016, the Westbrook Council of Beaches established the Alleviating Hunger Committee to devise strategies to assist in alleviating this situation. Initiatives that have been undertaken or are in the planning stages include:  Food collection for local food pantries.  If you happen to be free on a Tuesday between 1:30 and 2:30pm, go to St. Mark's to get an appreciation of what happens. We will continue our food collection.


Options for contributing food:

  1. Bring to St. Mark's between 9 am and 12 noon any Monday. Many of you have been doing this.
  2. Bring food to our meetings and we will make sure it gets to one of the food pantries.
  3. Get in touch with the Alleviating Hunger Committee and a pick up can be arranged. 
  4. Stuff a Police Cruiser event coming up on July 11, 2020 on the Town Green. Stay tuned for more info.

(Note: we are finalizing a program to include fruits and vegetables from our gardens with food donations).


Working with the Valley Shore YMCA assisting once again with their Vegetable garden.  ​Please come help out on Tuesday mornings at 9am at the Y garden. 

Support of Westbrook Friday night meals at the Congregational Church- COB has seven volunteers assisting.

A system has been set up with the Town and Schools to identify needy families and children that the Council of Beaches members can make monetary or gift card donations to assist these individuals. 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.


Summer lunches for students and take-home Backpack Program- We will again be assisting Westbrook Public Schools by providing programs during lunches that are given out Monday thru Thursday at the Daisy Ingham Elementary School during July and August. Updates will be provided on People of Westbrook Facebook page and at COB meetings.


As the Committee progresses it will be requiring additional volunteers to assist in these and other initiatives. If you have interest in doing so 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.


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. Their website is LVVS.ORG


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.  They are looking for Volunteers from our Community to participate in a Mock Interview program on March 12th 8:15 am-9:15 am.  Junior Achievement is also helping on March 11th to help prepare students for this event.  If you can help out, please contact Leslie at 860-399-6214 and let her know you are with The Council of Beaches.


https://www.westbrookct.us/422/Westbrook-Economic-Action-Initiative




























  

WESTBROOK COUNCIL ​OF BEACHES


NEW​s & Important Dates

​​​​​​​​​​Meeting Dates For 2020
May   4th    Multi Media Room
June  1st     Multi Media Room
July   6th     Multi Media Room
Aug 10th    Meeting Rm A downstairs

Sept 14th   Meeting Rm A downstairs 


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 2020:

October 5th  at 7pm 

Town Hall

Multi Purpose Room 

​Also on VSTV channel 19

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


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



2020 Meeting NOTICES

Current Issues

Spring is HERE !


Welcome


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Complete Survey Now:
​Plan of Conservation & Develoment (POCD) Committee

Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19. Check back for a new date soon, but please fill out THIS SURVEY (link) in the meantime to help the Planning Commission and Plan Update Steering Committee.


Your thoughts and ideas are needed to create a vision with common goals for the community’s future. This survey will make sure your voice is heard!


More about the Commission & Committee: this advisory document will guide our community into the future, and is updated every 10 years.


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Stuff a Cruiser Event 2019​ 
We would like to thank all those that participated in our winter clothing event. With the help of our Westbrook Police Dept. and the Outlets we were very successful in filling our Police Cruisers with clothing and goods for our community. Big SHOUT OUT! Tony Cozza and all of our volunteers.


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Westbrook Council of Beaches Supports Eagle Scout Projects









Westbrook Council of Beaches President Pat Marcarelli (left) congratulates eagles scout candidates Eric Franco and Joey Thomas for their contributions to the community. Photo by Mary Jane Monahan


Read full story​


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​​Harbor Master News:

Mooring Permits are $20 
The Harbor Commission will be reviewing 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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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 follow Link below.   

https://www.westbrookct.us/168/Zoning-Commission

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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 here to view Public Meeting No 2 09-29-2019