Blight Issue

  Click here for the WCOB letter sent to the Board of Selectmen: 
Letter dated September 2, 2014.


Rte 1 Corridor Plan Issue

​Statement Concerning the Route 1 Corridor Plan dated June 2015, 
presented by the WCOB at the Public Information Meeting on July 28, 2015.

Minutes of July 28 Public Information 

AT Systems Bill 2017 report (the bill was not enacted)  

From our Candidates Forum 2016 to the state legislature!   At our forum we asked our candidates enable local permits for residential installation of small alternative sewage systems.  Our elected state reps heard us and co-sponsored Bill 6332 which has been reported out from the Environmental Committee to Appropriations.  (Getting this far is a pretty big accomplishment!) Many thanks also to Marilyn Ozols who first brought the issue to our attention, and Sonia Marino, our Westbrook Director of Health, and Lee McNamar, head of the Westbrook Water Pollution Commission, who have both worked hard to move the bill.  The bill can be tracked here:

​August 17 at Westbrook Town Hall - Workshop on Regional Plan of Conservation and Development

The Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG) is developing its first-ever Regional Plan of Conservation and Development (Plan). In support of the Plan, two workshops will be held to kick-off the Plan process and obtain input from the public.  The workshops will be held on Thursday, August 17th beginning at 6:00pm at the Westbrook Town Hall, 866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook and Saturday, September 16th beginning at 1 pm at Wesleyan University, Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center, 3rd Floor, 45 Wyllys Ave., Middletown. The events will begin with an open house, followed by a brief presentation.  After the presentation, attendees will be asked to participate in workshop activities designed to identity and help solve some of the region’s biggest challenges and build upon our greatest strengths.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to share their ideas and hear what others think.

Flood INsurance Reports

Flood insurance - 5/8/14 - FEMA tells Congress it has returned to the old flood insurance rates as a result of recent legislation.  


Disclaimer - this update prepared by Bob Harris represents his best understanding of the situation and should not be used as the basis for any decision regarding one's property.   Also see May 8, 2014 news above. Click here: Flood Insurance Update​