Today on 08/19/2017
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Town Hall Hours
Mon - Wed / 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu / 9:00am - 7:00pm
Fri / 9:00am - Noon
2017 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
MAY 29TH MEMORIAL DAY
JULY 4TH INDEPENDENCE DAY
SEPTEMBER 4TH LABOR DAY
OCTOBER 9TH COLUMBUS DAY
NOVEMBER 10TH VETERANS DAY**
NOVEMBER 23RD THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
NOVEMBER 24TH THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
DECEMBER 22ND CHRISTMAS EVE DAY
DECEMBER 25th CHRISTMAS DAY
**Thursday, November 9th Close at 4:00 p.m.
New Emergency Notification System
Welcome to Westbrook, Connecticut USA, a quaint shoreline community nestled on the banks of Long Island Sound between New Haven and New London. Explore our site and plan a visit to enjoy our fresh salt air, sandy beaches, unlimited marine activities.
Relax in a cozy B&B or chill out in a full-featured resort. Poke around our unique shops and meander through our well stocked mall. When you work up an appetite and you will, Westbrook offers everything from fun casual to gourmet fare and everything in between. Something for every palate and pocketbook.
Enjoy Westbrook, a friendly port.
Storm Closings / Meeting Cancellations / Urgent Notices
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Samuel S. Gold
Public Workshops Planned for the Lower Connecticut River Valley Regional Plan of Conservation and Development
Essex, CT (07/26/2017) -- 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 “favorite place” in the region and hear what others think.
The goal of this effort is to gather input from people who live and work in, as well as visit, the Region. This input will help guide the development of the Regional Plan of Conservation & Development Plan. The Plan is the region's guiding document, designed and prepared to work alongside the State Plan of Conservation & Development and municipal POCDs. This will be the first Plan produced by the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments following its formation from the merging of the Mid-State Regional Planning Agency and the Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency in 2012. State statutes require that the Regional Plan be reviewed and amended every ten years.
“We’re excited to hear from people throughout the Region,” said Sam Gold, RiverCOG Executive Director. “It’s a big step. The Plan, the first for this Region, covers a wide-range of topics, from housing and utilities to the economy and the environment. The public has a unique opportunity to get-in on the ground level of Plan development and help shape it. The Region is quite diverse, and we’re interested in hearing from all the communities and people’s different perspectives. We’re listening.”
Jon Curtis, RiverCOG Planner, added “we want to preserve, protect, and promote what’s great about the Region; we need to hear from the public on what they think those great places and features are.”
To promote the Public Workshops, RiverCOG staff and members of its Regional Planning Committee will be at several upcoming public events including:
o Friday, July 29th – Old Lyme Midsummer Festival, 9am-3pm
o Sunday, August 6th – Westbrook Town Beach, 12-2pm
o Friday, August 25th – Cromwell Farmers’ Market, Frisbee Park, 4-7pm
o Friday, September 8th – North End Farmers’ Market, Middletown, 10-2 pm
o Wednesday, September 13th -East Haddam Farmers’ Market, Balleks Garden Center, 4-7pm
In addition to the plan kickoff meetings, there will be additional public meetings in early and mid-2018 in order to review the plan as its being created and provide further opportunities for public comment.
In support of this effort, RiverCOG has also created a website, aimed at distributing information and gathering input from the Region’s community, at www.rivercogregionalplan.org.
Durham Farmers’ Market “Pop-up” Event – July 6, 2017
What's going on with the CT Water Tower?
What's going on with the CT Water Tower?
The activity that you and others have seen at the Westbrook Tank over the past week or so has been by one of the cell phone carriers with facilities on the tank performing maintenance. The activity is unrelated to the taking down of the tank.
We are continuing to work with a third party contractor to relocate the communication antennas from the existing tank to allow for the dismantling of the tank later this year. As part of that work, the contractor will be floating balloons at the site later this week to gain vertical visual perspective.
TOWN OF WESTBROOK TAX OFFICE
JULY, 2017 TAX PAYMENTS MAY BE MAILED TO:
TAX COLLECTOR TOWN OF WESTBROOK
866 BOSTON POST RD
WESTBROOK, CT 06498
IF YOU NEED A RECEIPTED BILL, PLEASE SEND THE ENTIRE BILL ALONG WITH A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE TO THE TAX OFFICE. A RECEIPTED BILL WILL BE SENT BACK TO YOU FOR YOUR RECORDS.
YOU CAN ALSO PAY ONLINE AT WESTBROOKCT.US.
IF YOU PAY WITH AN E-CHECK THERE IS A $2.00 FEE
IF YOU PAY BY CREDIT CARD THERE WILL BE A 2.5% PROCESSING FEE.
TAX OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY – WEDNESDAY 9AM-4PM, THURSDAY 9AM-7PM, FRIDAY 9AM-12PM.
The Town no longer issues stickers for transfer station/beach stickers. You will need to show your ID. One of the following: drivers license (valid), tax bill or mail.
- Residents: FREE No parking pass needed at the gate. You must show a valid driver’s license, mail, or tax bill.
- Non-resident: $20 per vehicle/daily pass only sold at the gate.
Dog Ordinance Update
Download the Updated Dog Ordinance
Please download the attached PDF to learn more about the updated dog ordinance.
Westbrook Offers Discounted Prescription Drug Program
The Town of Westbrook, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, is now providing a prescription discount card that will provide uninsured and underinsured residents steep savings on prescription medicines. Westbrook is a member of CCM and this new program is only available to CCM member communities.Download the Press Release