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LOCAL NEWS

 

CLICK HERE to see what Recreation Programs are available here in Town.

David Elliott, Woodstock's Emergency Management Director, has a newsletter!

Check Military.com to learn about VA Photo ID cards. 

SAVE THE DATE:  Celebrating Agriculture is Saturday, September 22 from 9am-3pm at the Woodstock Fair Grounds! Free parking and free admission to enjoy the forestry fair, entertainment, scavenger hunt, farm equipment, agricultural displays, logging competition, hay ride with farm tour, and of course, the animals! There are breakfast and lunch options. 

News from the Recreation Department! Please stop by and welcome our new Recreation Director, Crystal Adams!  The Recreation office is now located on the Main Level of the Town Hall, Summer Schedule is call for appointment. 860-928-0208 x332. smile

The CT Dept. of Motor Vehicles has implemented a new process for issuing driver Licenses and ID cards.  Click on the link http//ct.gov/dmv for more information.

Quiet Corner Garden Club Programs for 2018.

We love the Quiet Corner!  Click HERE to celebrate all the great places to visit, eat at, and experience!

Thanks to generous sponsors and donors, Crystal Pond Park (fka Camp Nahaco) now has an 18-hole Frisbee Disc Golf Course! Click HERE to learn what's new at Crystal Pond Park!

Click on the link for the 2018 Pomfret Senior Center Calendar, the 2018 Pomfret Senior Newsletter, and the 2018 Pomfret Senior Center Menu.

Sweet Evalina's now offers an Electric Car Charging Station

 

 

FROM THE SELECTMEN

The Treasurer's Office will be closed on Tuesday, September 25 and Wednesday, September 26 due to attendance at a conference.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Click Here to see the monthly meeting calendar for the Town Hall. Our regular calendar has been taken down for repairs.

The First Selectman holds regular office hours at the Town Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Please call 860-928-0208 x310 to set up an appointment.

The Board of Selectmen have set the following new Town Hall Hours and days of operation beginning July 1, 2018: 

All Town Offices will be open Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 4:30PM and Wednesdays 8:30AM to 6:00PM. 

Fridays, the Office of the First Selectman will be open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Fridays in July & January only, the Office of the Tax Collector will be open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Click Here to see the 2018-19 General Government Budget

We know your time is valuable!  But consider volunteering a few hours each month to make a big difference in your community? Listed below are the Boards and Commissions with vacancies available. Please call either the First Selectman's Office or Town Clerk's Office with any questions.  

  • Northeast District Department of Health Board of Directors Representative (1 alternate)
  • Beautification Committee (1 full)
  • Charter Communications (2 full)
  • Conservation Commission (1 full and 3 alternates)
  • Eastern Regional Mental Health Board (1 full)
  • Inland Wetland (3 alternates)
  • Recreation Commission (2 full)
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (3 alternates)
  • Application for Boards and Commissions

The Arboretum: Click HERE to read more about what a treasure the Palmer Arboretum is for Woodstock, or click HERE to get started on some Letterboxing fun!

Many thanks to Savage Systems of Putnam!
View video-recorded Board of Finance meetings.

View the results of our most recent Audit (FY 2017)!  Click for the Single Audit Reports, and Financial Statements!

Safety First! Check out our newest House Numbering Flyer or the "House Number Ordinance" (page 52).

REMINDERS

Pay Taxes Online

Time to renew your dog license at the Office of the Town Clerk!  You can use the drop box out front of town hall if you stop by after hours.  Beginning July 1st we will be closed on Fridays. Until June 29th there will be no penalty. The late fee beginning September 1st, a $3.00 penalty will be assessed.  New dogs should be licensed when they reach 6 months of age and renewal licenses are always purchased in June.  Please remember your rabies certificate.  The fee is $8.00 if dog is fixed and $19.00 if dog is not fixed.

2018 Transfer Station Permits will be 1/2 price beginning September 1st!  Bring your vehicle registration in with you to purchase one!   2018 Transfer Station Regulations--Woodstock

New! A limited number of 2018 Transfer Station permits are now available for purchase by Pomfret residents. Bring your vehicle registration and proof of residency to the Town Clerk during regular business hours to purchase one.  2018 Transfer Station Regulations--Pomfret

Calculate YOUR Taxes with the FY18-19 Mil Rate of 24.50.  Your assessment can be viewed on Vision Appraisal.

Click here for important information from the DMV concerning your car tax bill.

Click here for the Tax Collector's Legal Notice.

Click here for some important information regarding downed power lines.

FROM THE BUILDING OFFICE:  Online building permitting is now available! Click to get started. 

VARIOUS LINKS

Please click here for scam alert from Northeast  Utilities.

white violetYes, the Town of Woodstock does have an official Town Flower!
Recently, a resident posed this question, and after some research by Judith Gries of the Beautification Committee, we have the answer.  It is the White Violet

Board of Appeals

MISSION

The ZBA has all the powers and duties set forth in Connecticut General Statutes relating to Zoning Appeals.  It hears appeals from decisions of the Zoning Enforcement Officer and is empowered to grant variances to the Zoning Regulations.

Article III, Section 1. Powers and Duties, Zoning Regulations

The Woodstock Zoning Board of Appeals shall have all the powers and duties set forth in the Connecticut General Statutes relating to zoning boards of appeals, including, but not limited to:

  1. To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement or decision made by the Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO);
  2. To determine and vary the application of the zoning regulations in harmony with their general purpose and intent and with due consideration for conserving the public health, safety, convenience, welfare and property values solely with respect to a parcel of land where, owing to conditions especially affecting such parcel but not affecting generally the district in which it is situated, a literal enforcement of such regulations would result in exceptional difficulty or unusual hardship so that substantial justice will be done and the public safety and welfare secured;
  3. To hear and decide on a proposed location for dealing in or repairing motor vehicles, or the sale of gasoline and similar products, pursuant to Sections 14-55 and 14-322, respectively, of the Connecticut General Statutes;
  4. To hear and decide on other matters as set forth in these regulations and the Connecticut General Statutes.

Article III, Section 2. Procedures

Any appeal, application or other matter requiring a decision of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the Zoning Board of Appeals, and shall be accompanied by the required fee and any maps, statements and other documents required by the Zoning Board of Appeals in order to properly evaluate and render a decision on such appeal, application or other matter. All maps submitted shall meet or exceed the minimum requirements for a zoning permit plan. No such appeal, application or other matter shall be decided without first convening a public hearing on same, in accordance with the requirements of the Connecticut General Statutes. No variance approval shall take effect until a copy thereof, certified by the Zoning Board of Appeals, has been recorded in the Office of the Town Clerk. The securing of a variance or other approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals shall not, in and of itself, exempt an applicant from the requirements for a zoning permit or other approval required by these regulations.

Please refer to the Zoning Regulations for more information on land use regulation in Woodstock.

Feel free to contact Delia P. Fey, Town Planner / ZEO with your questions at: 860-963-2128 x 332 or by email (click HERE).

MEETING SCHEDULE

The full Zoning Board of Appeals meets monthly, usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month (includes Public Hearings) where applications for variances, and appeals of the Zoning Enforcement Officer decisions, etc., are heard, at the time noted on the ZBA Calendar. (Note: In the event of a holiday or inclement weather, please contact the Building Office for the correct meeting date.)  See the Calendar tab, above, for upcoming meetings.  Special Subcommittee meetings are scheduled as needed. Agendas and minutes are available at the Town Hall and on this website. Meetings are open to the public.

MEMBERSHIP

The ZBA consists of 5 members and 3 alternates, each appointed for a four year term.

Member vacancies are filled by a majority vote of remaining members until the next Town election.  Alternate vacancies are filled by the Selectmen for the unexpired portion of the term.

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • William Brower, Chairman
  • Robert Laurens
  • Martin Nieski
  • Raymond Smith
  • Suzanne Woodward, Secretary
  • Vacancy, Alternate
  • Vacancy, Alternate
  • Vacancy, Alternate

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Send regular mail to: Zoning Board of Appeals: Woodstock Town Hall, 415 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281-3039
  • Email: click HERE
  • Phone: 860-928-1388  x328

For further information regarding Zoning Board of Appeals, please contact the ZBA Clerk, Tina M. Lajoie at 860-928-1388  x328.

You can also call the Board of Selectmen's Office at (860) 928-0208 x310 or email (click HERE) for information on how to contact the Zoning Board of Appeals directly.

 

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