Mon, May 25, 2020

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Closed until further notice: All recreation fields, the Senexet Village playground, and the town beach.

The TEEG mobile food pantry will be at the Woodstock Town Hall May 27th from 1-3 pm. Please bring your own pen to fill out a brief form if you haven’t already done so.

The Fiscal Year 2020-21 Combined Budgets were passed by the Woodstock Board of Finance on Tuesday May 5th, representing a 0 mil increase to the local property tax rate. The Mil Rate remains at 24.5 for the third consecutive year. The combined budget of $24,642,917 represents a BOF approved increase of $627,500 over the current year and is less than what is allowable under Proposition 46. The shortfall in revenue to support this budget is $763,277 which will be taken from the General Fund. The General Government budget passed at $5,437,666 and the Board of Education budget passed at $19,205,251. Both the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Education will need to make adjustments to meet the approved budget. The combined five-year capital improvement plans were approved. Click here to view the meeting.

Updated Transfer Station Hours: Tuesdays 10-2. Closed Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays 9-3. Brush and leaf drop off ends one hour before the transfer station closes. No Day Passes available at this time. To purchase a yearly pass mail or place in the drop box a copy of your vehicle registration and a check, and the pass will be mailed to you.

FREE BULKY WASTE WEEKEND MAY 30-31: Limited to one load per permit.

June 1st Transfer Station Hours: New Hours starting June 1st, 2020. 10 am to 4 pm Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Brush and leaf drop off ends one hour before the transfer station closes. 

Transfer Station Update: As of March 16, 2020 the Woodstock Transfer Station will temporarily limit what will be accepted. The following is a list of acceptable items: Bagged Household Trash, Paper- newspaper; magazines; junk mail, Tin Cans and Metal Covers, Glass- food and drink containers, Plastic- food and drink containers, Waxed Cardboard- milk and juice containers, Metal. Cardboard such as cereal boxes can be placed with newspaper or regular trash. Corrugated cardboard must be flattened. Do not dispose of any cardboard over 3 feet by 3 feet square. Cut large pieces down to size. Mattresses. Drain oil. Antifreeze. Items currently not being accepted: Batteries, Appliances with Freon- refrigerators; freezers; A/C units; dehumidifiers, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Used Clothing, Take it or Leave it Items, Bulky Waste, Tires, Propane Tanks. These are precautionary measures to help keep all residents and employees safe. Please adhere to these temporary restrictions. REMINDER: Maintain 6 feet between you and other people.

WPCA Update: The Woodstock Water Pollution Control Authority is asking those town residents who are connected to the town’s septic system to be thoughtful about items being flushed down their toilets. In particular, towns have seen an increase in clogged pumps at its pump stations due to residents flushing disinfecting wipes down their toilets, which can lead to backups in the home. We trust that Woodstock residents will take note of this issue and dispose of disinfecting wipes and other items in their trash. Thank you for taking a proactive approach and helping us maintain the integrity of our sewer system.

Click here for up-to-date information from the Northeast District Department of Health regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Health officials stress the importance of washing hands frequently, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue and disposing of it in the trash, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and staying home when you are sick.

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

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

Sweet Evalina's now offers an Electric Car Charging Station

FROM THE SELECTMEN

Effective immediately the Woodstock Town Hall is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please call the department you need for assistance and leave a voice message if needed. Phone numbers and a contact form to email each person are available HERE.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Woodstock Recreation Director Anthony Pezzetti and First Selectman Jay Swan announced the cancellation of traditional Memorial Day activities. Included are the annual 10K Road Race and 5K planned for this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 10K as well as the parade, concert, speakers and military flyover.

However, throughout the morning, members of Benson-Flugel American Legion Post 111 will conduct ceremonies at the 9 cemeteries in town. At 11:45 am, Post Members will conclude the day’s observance with a wreath laying and rifle volley at the main Veteran’s Monument on the south end of the town common. Accompanying Post Members will be Rockwell Valentine and Keegan Kelleher, performing Taps. Since public assembly will not be possible due to social distancing Anthony Pezzetti will be live streaming the ceremony on the Woodstock Facebook Page.

Town of Woodstock board and commission meetings will take place online via the Zoom platform. All posted agendas will have a direct link to join or call the meeting. Minutes will be posted with links to full transcripts and video recordings. Agendas and minutes can be found under the Documents/Forms page at the top of this web page.

Permits, applications, and other information can be accessed through the town website. These can also be emailed or mailed if needed. Tax and other payments can be left in the drop box by the front parking lot. Due to the circumstances receipts will be mailed to your address. In addition, tax payments can be mailed in, paid online or paid over the phone.

CLICK HERE to read an important reminder about posting house numbers.

Please see the brochure from our Town Clerk that explains how our local government works. "Know Your Local Government"

Town Hall Hours:

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

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.  

  • Arboretum Committee (1)
  • Beautification Committee (2)
  • Conservation Commission (3 Alternates)
  • Economic Development Commission (2)
  • Historic District Commission (1 Alternate)
  • Housing Authority (1)
  • Inland Wetland (2 Full 3 Alternates)
  • Recreation Commission (1)
  • Application for Boards and Commissions

 

 

REMINDERS

Due to Covid-19 outbreak, the Office of the Town Clerk will be open during the following hours:  8:30am - 1:00pm.  For recording, please use the U.S. Postal Service.  We will take recording at the doorway in emergencies.

Dog License Renewal is coming in June and we will be issuing through the mail.  Please mail in your rabies certificate, along with a spay/neuter certificate and the appropriate amount in check.  $8 if your dog is fixed, $19 if your dog is not.  Send check and documentation to Judy Walberg, Town Clerk, 415 Route 169, Woodstock CT 06281.  Check should be made out to TOWN OF WOODSTOCK.  Feel free to use the drop box located along the sidewalk in the front of the building as well.  Thank You.

 

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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

 

 

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