committee updates



2020 Meeting NOTICES

​​​​​​​​​​​​Meeting Dates For 2020
June  1st   7pm Zoom Meeting
July   6th   7pm Zoom Meeting 
Aug 17th  7pm Zoom Meeting

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


Candidates' Forum 2020:

October 5th  at 7pm 

Town Hall

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

Summer  is HERE !


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​Plan of Conservation & Develoment (POCD) Committee (7-9-2020)

​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 five 2020 Plan Booklets.

​​Westbrook Economic Action Initiative (WEAI)  (7-1-2020)

​​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

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 Learn more by clicking here.



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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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 



​A HEARTFELT THANK YOU from The ​Alleviating Hunger Committee and The Westbrook Council Of Beaches  

Thank you for making the July 11th, Stuff A Police Cruiser Food Drive a huge success.  We thank all of the volunteers and all of you for your generous donations.  Your support is most appreciated.  More details to follow.

Important Notices from the Board of  Selectmen (7-06-20)

-New Signs

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 (7-06-2020)

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:  

     -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  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  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    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. 

General Law 7T -

Non Essential Housing is Prohibited per Governor Lamont.  (4-2-2020)

(No Vacation Rentals under 31 days)  To read details, click here