Current Issues

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From 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 2:30, go to St. Marks to get an appreciation of what happens. We will continue our food collection. Options for contributing food.

  1. Bring to St. Marks 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 this Thanksgiving season. Stay tuned for more info.

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

Working with Valley Shore YMCA assisting once again with their Vegetable garden.

Please come help out Tuesday mornings at the Y garden. Harvesting season is here. 9:am.

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.


2020 Meeting NOTICES



Welcome

NEW​s & Important Dates

  

WESTBROOK COUNCIL ​OF BEACHES


All meetings are at 7pm in the

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


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​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


Candidates' Forum 2020:

Oct 5th     Multi Purpose Room 7pm

       

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Officers:

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


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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


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Stuff a Cruiser Event 2019​ 

December 7th  10:00 am -3:00pm

Westbrook Outlets

Please Donate : Clothing primarily for Teens and Adults

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Candidates' Forum 2020
October 5th  7pm
Town Hall 
Multi Purpose Room
Also on VSTV  channel 19


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


Candidates' Forum Oct 1, 2018 -

To view video click here.


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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 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

7pm. If possible we will upload a slide show from their last presentation or send a link. In meantime 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