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LOCAL NEWS

NEW! 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.

Click Here for information from FEMA Pet Owner FAQ Sheet and Click Here for Pet Emergency Supplies.

Click Here for information on Gypsy Moths.

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 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.

Both a Republican and Democratic Primary will be held at Town Hall on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Polls will be open from 6am to 8pm. Sample ballots are here for your information. Democratic Primary Ballot and Republican Primary Ballot.  The Registrar of Voters webpage has more information about the Primaries. 

Click on the links for the results of the Republican Primary and Democratic Primary.

Click Here for the Special Town Meeting Agenda for 08/08/2018 at 5pm to amend the Historic Properties Ordinance to now include the Bradford-Marcy Cemetery.

Click here for a message from the First Selectman about new Town Hall hours of operation.

Veterans, Please Click Here for information on Camp Resilience Retreat for Women OIF/OEF Veterans August 7-10.

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

2018/19 Budget & Purchase of Development Rights Referendum Vote Results:  Budget Passes 511 to 171, Purchase of Development Rights of Valleyside Farm Passes 589 to 92.  Thank you to all who took the time to vote.  We had 675 electors out of 5,417 registered plus 9 property owners.     13% turnout.

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!

Our Solar Brownfield Installation (see photos above) started generating electricity on August 19, 2016! It is projected to save the Town $1.4 million dollars in electric costs over the next 20 years.  

 

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

Click here to see the Republican and Democratic Notices of State Primary to be held on August 14, 2018 from 6am - 8pm at the Woodstock Town Hall.  Absentee Ballots are now available from the Town Clerk.  Click Here for more information.

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 August 1st, a $2.00 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 are now for sale!  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

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