Current Issues

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From the Alleviating

Hunger Committee: 2019


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 on July 6th.
  5. Please donate food to this event from 9 am-3 pm on the Westbrook Town Green. 

(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.

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.



Welcome

  

WESTBROOK COUNCIL ​OF BEACHES


NEW​s & Important Dates

All meetings are at 7pm in the

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


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Next meetings:                       July 1, 2019

August 5, 2019

Sept. 16, 2019


Candidates Forum:
​Oct. 7, 2019

 

 ​​*See Archives for Agendas and Minutes of Meetings

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Officers:

President- Pat Marcarelli
Vice-President - Mary Jane Monahan
Treasurer - Steve Smith
Secretary - Paul Ireland Jr.



2019 Meeting NOTICES



Welcome

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On or after June 15, the Westbrook Harbormaster will begin removing unregistered moorings which are deemed dangerous or with nonconforming tackle.  If the owner would like to retrieve the tackle from the Harbormaster, he must provide a check in the amount of $145 made out to the Town of Westbrook, That fee includes the $20 fee for registering the mooring for the current season.  Please note that in person mooring registration will be available in Town Hall on June 13 from 5:30 to 7 PM.​Click here for more information


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July 6th---Saturday 9am-3pm

                Stuff a Cruiser


Please stop by and donate food.

Location: Westbrook Town Green

​This event is part of our Alleviating Hunger Committee.


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Candidates' Forum Oct 1, 2018 - To view video click here.

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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 its zoning regulations, expected to take about 18 months. The Council heard a presentation on June 6, 2016  from the town's consultant.   

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