Fall, 2019 The Webletter
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Waste Oil/ Automotive Battery Recycling 


3rd SATURDAYS:

September 21
October 19
November 16

 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Stanley Jablonski Public Works Complex
40 Moody Road
Enfield, CT 06082

FREE

To Enfield Residents

Department of
Public Works

 

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Home Protection from Fire and
Carbon Monoxide this Season


Being prepared early for the cooler weather headed our way can ensure the safety of you, your family, and your pets!

Have your chimney and furnace or boiler inspected and/ or cleaned BEFORE the heating season begins. A clogged chimney can lead to a chimney fire and/or carbon monoxide poisoning. Remember that carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is slightly less dense than air. 

Test your CO detectors when you’re testing your smoke detectors and replace the batteries. “Change the clocks/ Change the batteries” is a national campaign to promote maintaining detection devises to save lives. 

Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms are often described as “flu-like” and include headache, dizziness, weakness, vomiting, chest pain, confusion, etc. 

If in doubt, call 911 no matter the time of day or night!

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Smoke Alarm Regulations


Smoke alarms shall be installed in the following locations:



1. In each sleeping room.

2. Outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms.

3. On each additional story of the dwelling, including basements and habitable attics and not including crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics. In dwellings or dwelling units with split levels and without an intervening door between the adjacent levels, a smoke alarm installed on the upper level shall suffice for the adjacent lower level provided that the lower level is less than one full story below the upper level.

4. Smoke alarms shall be installed not less than 3 feet (914 mm) horizontally from the door or opening of a bathroom that contains a bathtub or shower unless this would prevent placement of a smoke alarm.

Installation near cooking appliances:


Smoke alarms shall not be installed in the following locations unless this would prevent placement of a smoke alarm in a location.

1. Ionization smoke alarms shall not be installed less than 20 feet (6096 mm) horizontally from a permanently installed cooking appliance.

2. Ionization smoke alarms with an alarm-silencing switch shall not be installed less than 10 feet (3048mm) horizontally from a permanently installed cooking appliance.

3. Photoelectric smoke alarms shall not be installed less than 6 feet (1828 mm) horizontally from a permanently installed cooking appliance.


Carbon Monoxide Regulations


Carbon monoxide alarms:


For new construction, an approved carbon monoxide alarm shall be installed outside of each sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and on each additional habitable level of the dwelling unit.

When more than one carbon monoxide alarm is required to be installed within an individual dwelling unit the alarm devices shall be interconnected in such a manner that the actuation of one carbon monoxide alarm will activate all of the carbon monoxide alarms in the individual unit.

The alarm shall be clearly audible in all bedrooms over background noise levels with all intervening doors closed.


Exception: Carbon monoxide alarms shall not be required in dwelling units not containing a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.

Building Inspection Division

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Enfield's Regional Farmers Market


Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Enfield Town Hall


Don't miss out on the 6th annual Enfield Regional Farmers Market running through Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Town Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each week.

Enfield's Regional Farmers Market Application (PDF)
Food Truck Applications (PDF)


There will be new vendors and plenty of parking. Come and enjoy live music and a visit from Faith the Goat. Farmers will have their latest summer harvest on display, bakery items from local bakers will be showcased along with local crafters, food trucks and community vendors.

Want to be a vendor at Enfield's Regional Farmers Market? Simply email the above application to Development Services or drop it off or mail it to us at:

Enfield Town Hall
Development Services, 2nd Floor
820 Enfield Street 
Enfield, CT 06082


Development Services Department

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Election Day Tuesday, November 5


The Municipal Election for our local candidates is Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  While the ballot layout has not yet been set, the following is an overview of the upcoming election. 

There are no questions on the ballot this year.  Samples of the ballot will be posted to the website after the lottery to determine the order of names of candidates for multiple-opening offices that will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
 
The Electors of the TOWN OF ENFIELD will meet at their respective polling places on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 for the following purposes:
 
To cast their votes for District Councilor 1 or District Councilor 2 or District Councilor 3 or District Councilor 4, Councilors-at-Large, Board of Education and Constables.
 
The location of the polling places is as follows:
 
VOTING DISTRICT     LOCATION OF POLLING PLACES

 
District 1                      John F. Kennedy Middle School                     155 Raffia Rd
District 2                      Enfield Street School                                      1318 Enfield St
District 3                      Enfield Municipal Annex                                 124 North Maple St
                                    (formerly Enrico Fermi High School)
District 4                      Henry Barnard School                                     27 Shaker Rd
 
Absentee ballots will be counted at the following central location: 

Enfield Town Hall, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT.
 
Voting tabulators will be used. The polls will be open at six o'clock in the morning (6:00 a.m.) and will remain open until eight o'clock in the evening (8:00 p.m.).
 
Absentee ballots for qualified voters will be available Friday, October 4, 2019.  Contact the Town Clerk office for information at townclerk@enfield.org or 860 253 6440.
 
Registration Locations:

To register to vote in Enfield, download the voter registration form (PDF), complete the appropriate information, and mail the completed form to:
 
Enfield Registrar of Voters
Town Hall
820 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT 06082
 
In Connecticut, citizens may register to vote by mail and at all of the following locations:

  • Local Registrars of Voters
  • Municipal Town Clerk
  • Online via the Connecticut Secretary of State website

 
To register to vote you must:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be 17 years of age (if you will turn 18 on or before election day)
  • Be a Resident of the Town of Enfield
  • Not be a convicted felon confined to an institution, community residence or on parole, or whose electoral privileges have not been restored (CT Gen. Stat. 9-12, 9-46)
Office of the Town Clerk
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Human Trafficking Symposium


The Enfield Police Department has partnered with “The Underground” (an advocacy organization) and the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office in offering a presentation on “Sex Trafficking Awareness.” 

This presentation, which will be open to both the public at large and the Asnuntuck community specifically, will take place at Asnuntuck Community College, on September 25, 2019, from 6:30 pm  to 8:30 pm, and is intended to raise community awareness as to the prevalence of, and signs related to, issues of human sexual trafficking.

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Officer Ryan Bartolucci and Canine Partner "Brit"

Narcotics Detection Academy Graduation
Enfield Police Department


On Friday, July 26, 2019, Officer Ryan Bartolucci and canine partner “Brit” graduated from the Connecticut State Police Narcotics Detection Canine Training Academy. 

Officer Bartolucci and Brit will now be returning to normal patrol duties and will be utilized as part of our larger approach to narcotics enforcement.  

Officer Bartolucci and Brit had their first successful narcotics detection and arrests, in Enfield, within 48 hours after their academy graduation!

Enfield Police Department

Fall with Library Services


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Charter Oak Descendant Tree Dedication


Join the Friends of the Enfield Library on Thursday, October 31 for the Dedication of the Charter Oak Tree descendant that is planted at the Enfield Central Library.  

James LaMondia and Robert Durgy from The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will lecture about the history of the Charter Oak and how the Library's tree came to Enfield.

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Children's Programs at the Library


Zumbini

Friday, September 6:

11:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Kids from birth to age 4 can join Deb in movement and music designed to promote cognitive social, and fine/gross motor skills.
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Storytime Registration

Monday, September 9: 

Begins for the fall session (begins week of 9/23)

Tuesdays:   9:30 am Time for Twos
                 10:30 am Terrific Threes
                   1:30 pm Fantastic Fours & Fives

Thursdays: 9:30 am Marvelous Threes & Fours
                 10:30 am Time for Twos                 
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Family Movie Night Secret Life of Pets 2 rated PG

Friday, September 20:

Doors open at 6:00 pm, movie begins at 6:30 pm. Bring your own snacks.

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After School Club

Wednesday October 2, 9, 16 and 23:
Registration begins September 16

Join us as we solve puzzles, crack codes, play games and meet the newest book series character.

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Fire Truck Day

Saturday, October 19: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

Take a ride on the tower ladder with a donation for the Food Shelf. (Drop-in)


Adult Programs at the Library


Wednesday, September 11 
Keep Moving: Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life
Author and fitness expert Maggie Downie will discuss her book.

Wednesday, September 18 
You Are Not Alone: Our Loved Ones Are Here…You're Just Not Listening
Connecticut Paranormal Author and Medium, Sydney Sherman will share her book.

Monday, September 23 
The Job Search
Workshop led by Cherie of Goodwill Career Center.

Wednesday, October 9
Mindfulness
Author Debra Burdick "The Brain Lady" will present a program.

Thursday, October 10
Puccini's Turnadot
Mike Cascia will present another season of Opera Adventures.

Thursday, October 10
Passport on Wheels 
Hartford Public Library’s Passport Office provides services.

Wednesday, October 23
Before Salem: Witch Hunting in the Connecticut River Valley, 1647-1663            
Author Dr. Richard S. Ross will discuss his book.

Enfield Library Services Department

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Fall into Recreation!


Fall and Winter Program Information


The Enfield Recreation Division’s Fall/Winter program information will be available online at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation beginning Friday, September 6, 2019. The Division has a wide variety of programs this fall/winter that range from classes for preschool and youth to teens and adults, special events, drop-in programs and much more!

Registration for Enfield residents begins on Friday, September 13 at 8:00 AM. Non-resident registration begins Friday, September 20 at 8:00 AM. Spaces fill quickly, so register early!

Picnic Packs

Hosting a party or a small gathering and in need of some backyard games? Enfield Recreation has picnic packs for Enfield residents to rent for a maximum of three days. These packs are filled with equipment ranging from a volleyball net, to a croquet set, to badminton rackets and so much more!

Residents must reserve a pack at least 24 hours in advance of equipment pick-up. Payment and proof of residency are required when picking up the picnic pack. The packs are only $12.00 to rent and require a $20.00 refundable deposit. Picnic packs are available to rent through October 4, 2019.

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