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The Housing Rehabilitation Program


Is your home in need of repairs or safety renovations? The Town of Enfield has funds available for Housing Rehabilitation under the federal Small Cities Program.  This program provides financial and technical assistance in the form of low interest and deferred payment loans to low and moderate income households for making necessary repairs and improvements.  This includes electrical work, the replacement of heating systems, window replacement, siding, roof replacement, structural repairs and plumbing work.  The program also addresses lead hazard reduction, asbestos abatement, and the removal of underground storage tanks.  The income eligibility limits vary by household size.  For example, a household of two would qualify with an annual household income at or below $52,600.

For an application and to learn more about the program, please contact the Office of Community Development at 860-253-6390 or visit Community Development Department Webpage.

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The Future of Enfield Transit


Thompsonville is the future site for a commuter rail station along the NHHS and its proximity along the rail corridor makes it an ideal candidate for TOD. The commuter rail is projected to begin operations in 2017 with expanded operations in 2025. The Town is currently working to acquire key parcels along the rail line to construct a rail facility and Intermodal transit center. In January of 2014 the Enfield Community Development Corporation (ECDC) acquired 33 North River Street, a turn of the century mill building that will be the center piece of the Transit Center. The Thompsonville site specifically was recommended as one of four new stations proposed in ConnDOTs 2005 NHHS Study. The commuter rail station will be complemented by an intermodal center which will serve a variety of transportation modes including rail, bus, automobiles, bikes and pedestrians. Due to Thompsonville’s density and current walk-score of 66, we anticipate the hub will serve a significant walk-up population.

In addition to rail service, Enfield is currently served by three bus services. CT Transit provides Express Bus Service from the Enfield Square Mall to Hartford on 10 round trips per day and limited service on weekends. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) provides services from Springfield to the Mass Mutual complex near Exit 49 off of I-91.
            

The Town of Enfield introduced local shuttle bus service in January 2013 through a Federal New Freedom Grant. The Magic Carpet bus service, which is operated locally, has an average daily ridership of just over100 passengers and runs 2 lines between 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Establishing and maintaining local bus service is a requirement under FTA grant funding prior to the design and construction of a transit center. 
 
A significant amount of planning work has already been accomplished for the proposed Transit Center and bus services including a 2009 Feasibility Study Report, 2010 Real Estate Appraisal Report of key parcels, a 2011 Conceptual Plans and Design Report, a 2012 Transit Study funded under CRCOG’s Sustainable Communities program, and the award of a 2012 Regional Brownfield Grant for the acquisition and remediation of 33 North River Street. The RBG grant was obtained through the State’s Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development.  

Development Services


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Doggie Licensing!


The Town Clerk's Office would like to remind all dog owners to re-license their dogs during the month June.  Call (860) 253-6436 for questions or information on how to license by mail.  Download an order form at The Town Cerk's Webpage.  Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Current Jobs



CLERK TYPIST/PT ASSESSOR’S OFFICE.
19.5 HR Work Week
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. – 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Wed. 1:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Closing Date: June 9, 2017 5:00 p.m.


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Involves a wide variety of clerical tasks in a
Town department or office.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direct supervision of the Assessor or a
designated supervisor.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Regular & punctual attendance; performs routine
typing, word processing, filing and clerical tasks such as preparation and
typing of permits, letters, licenses, records, examination material, reports,
forms, purchase orders and filing of the same; assists the public both over the
counter and by phone; may receive and record various instructions; may be
designated "key operator" for one or more office machines; performs related
work as required.

To read more about this position, click here.

To see all job opportunities with the Town of Enfield, click here.

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Summertime Recreation


Children’s Entertainment Series
Wednesday Evenings - FREE!!!
 
A special summer entertainment series for children will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at Enrico Fermi High School in the Auditorium. 
 
Les Julian, July 12, 2017
Join Les Julian as he sings songs that foster connection, participation, thought, emotion and FUN.  Using his guitar, mandolin, percussion and background tracks, this award winning children’s performer is sure to entertain!
 
Hip Hop Juggler, July 19, 2017
Paris, given the nickname “The Hip-Hop Juggler” by Al Roker himself, has been dazzling audiences with his brand of juggling for over a decade. His combination of style, interactive stunts, witty comedy, and world class juggling talent is sure thing to make your event a hit. In addition to bringing his talents to the Today Show, Sesame Street, and The White House, Paris has also gained critical acclaim for his juggling instruction, teaching at hundreds at conventions, universities, and corporations.
 
Prismatic Laser Show, July 26, 2017
Join us for Prismatic Magic’s Summer Jam show!  An exciting show featuring pop/rock music that heralds the arrival of warm, sunny days and cool seaside breezes.  A variety of lights, music and laser animations will get you in the summer spirit!  Over the past fifteen years, Prismatic Magic has delivered cutting edge Laser Light Shows to more than 4,000,000 children and adults dazzling viewers of all ages!  The first 200 people at the show will receive a free glow bracelet! 
 
 
Summer Carnival Thursday, August 3, 2017
Grab your family and friends for an evening of summer amusement!  The summer carnival is a fun filled tradition, looked forward to by Enfield residents.  There will be games, inflatables, face painting, prizes and more!  A great event for children of all ages, the carnival is held at the Fermi High School tennis courts from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  Please note: No pets allowed.  Rain site: Fermi High School Gym.
 
 
BEGINNING OF SUMMER BASH! Thursday, June 22, 2017
School is out for the summer and it’s time to have some FUN!  The Enfield Recreation is Where the FUN is at!  In celebration of summer vacation we will be hosting a POOL PARTY at the ALAC pool!  Join us 1 - 4 PM for this great FREE event!  Activities include…
 
· Open Swim                                 
· 30 foot inflatable slip and slide
· Music with DJ Tim
· Door prize raffle
· Free Cotton Candy & Popcorn (while supplies last)
 
All regular pool rules apply.  Youth 10 years and younger must be accompanied by someone at least 16 years of age or older. Anyone going in the pool must be swim tested before being allowed to swim.  The pool will open at 12:00 PM.  It is strongly recommended that you arrive at the pool between 12-1 pm so you can be swim tested before the event starts.  All regular pool rules apply.

The Recreation Department

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Enfield Emergency Medical Services Advises: Keep Cool and Well Hydrated for a Fun Summer!

Play it safe this summer and plan ahead to keep out of the emergency department!  Working or exercising more outside this summer?  Aren't we all?  Check the weather and be prepared.  The days that are going to be hot and humid and it would be smart to get a jump on those outdoor activities.  The early morning or late afternoon, when the sun is not beating down on you, are better times to engage in work or play outdoors.
 
Staying well hydrated will also keep you in the game or productive at outdoor work.  When we are active, we not only sweat fluids from our body but we also lose them through breathing and taking bathroom breaks.  Did you know that if you feel thirsty you are already low on fluids?  Keep plenty of water at the ready and take a break in the shade to cool down.  It’s best to avoid drinks that contain alcohol or caffeine as both act as a diuretic and can actually promote fluid loss causing dehydration!
 
Don't forget to apply sunscreen!  No one likes nasty sunburn or wants to increase their risk of melanoma (skin cancer).  Just a few ounces of prevention and a moment or two to apply good sun protection can keep you happy and pain free to enjoy your favorite summer activities.
 
So whatever you’re doing this summer work, play or just relaxing during the dog days, stay protected from the harmful rays of the sun and keep yourself well hydrated!
 
By:  Gary Wiemokly, Chief
Town of Enfield EMS

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The Enfield Police Academy


The Enfield Police Department is pleased to announce that they will be offering two one week Youth Academies this summer for children ages 10-14. The dates for this year’s program are August 14-18 and August 21-25. The Youth Academy is run like a mini “police academy” where participants are given law enforcement, fire, and EMS related classes, practical exercises, and team building activities. Each week is capped with a fun field trip! 

DIRECTIONS FOR APPLICATION

Completed applications should include:

1.) Information/emergency contact form 
2.) Release/indemnity agreement
3.) Photograph permission form
4.) Applicant essay.
 
Essays must be typed or neatly written.   Please answer the following 2 questions:

1.)Why do you want to attend this academy?
2.)Why should we permit you to attend?
 
Return the 4 items listed above to JFK Middle School or the Enfield Police Department in an envelope addressed to Officer Becky Leger.
 
If you have any questions regarding the academy, contact Officer Becky Leger by calling 860-763-6400 ext. 1428 or by emailing rleger@enfield.org
DO NOT CALL JFK MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR INFORMATION
 
Enfield Police Department

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Friends of the Enfield Library Annual Book Sale


The Friends of the Enfield Library support library activities, raise much needed funds through book sales and other events to purchase new materials for the library. 
The always popular Annual Book Sale is the first weekend in June-Friday June 2 from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM  (preview with $5.00 admission), Saturday June 3 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Book Sale with Free Admittance), and Sunday June 4 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Bag Sale with Free Admittance): $5 for a small bag and $10 for a large bag.

Enfield Public Library

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Kindergarten Camp 2017!


The United Way will fund the FRC Summer Kindergarten Camp held in August. The K-Camp helps 20 children who have not had a structured pre-school experience prepare for a successful transition to school. Enfield Transit provides the daily transportation.  Please call  860-253-5144 for more information.

Family Resource Center


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Summer Youth Employment Development Opportunity


Youth Services will be hosting the Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP) in partnership with Capital Workforce Partners.  The work and learn program is designed to provide 20 youth with career development skills through experience in subsidized work placement. The program operates for five weeks in July and August. Eligibilty is limited to Enfield residents at least 15 years of age, who quality for free/reduced lunch. Enfield Public Library, Enfield Child Development Center, Enfield Adult Day Care, Molina’s, Grassmere Country Club, Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield High School, Enfield Food Shelf, and Loaves and Fishes are the approved summer work sites. Please call 860-253-6380 for more information.

Enfield Youth Services


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What's New in Water Pollution Control


The 2017 sewer lining project has begun.  FAQs, the project schedule and meeting agendas and minutes are posted on the Town’s WPCF web page, http://www.enfield-ct.gov/317/Water-Pollution-Control.  90% of the design has been submitted to the CT DEEP and the Town for review.  The project remains on schedule for bid advertisement this summer.  The Clean Water Fund grant application is now being prepared with the assistance of Fuss & O’Neil.  Applications have been submitted to the Inland Wetlands Agency and the Planning and Zoning Commission. 

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Energy Performance Contract Updates


Interior lighting work is nearly complete at JFK Middle School. Fourteen streetlight mock-ups were installed in five areas on April 25. The inventory of streetlights was received and is under review. Review of mechanical drawings for the six boiler replacements continues. Testing for hazardous materials in boiler rooms is nearly complete and we await reports detailing results. Design and engineering of the building management systems are continuing and work continues at Lamagna Center and Head Start. Building envelope improvements are complete at four schools and the Central Library. Water conservation measures are complete in all buildings. Software has been deployed for computer power management and coordination continues with the IT Department.  Updates will continue to be available through The Department of Public Works.

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Recycling Opportunities 


Waste Oil & Automotive Battery Recycling
Saturdays:  June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16
Waste Oil and Automotive Battery Recycling free to Enfield Residents. Please ensure your oil is free of contaminants and avoid using bleach or other pool chemical bottles for storing and transporting your waste oil. 
 
Paper Shredding
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Free paper shredding for Enfield residents. Residential and Confidential material only. No medical records, business documents, junk mail, accordion folders, metal clips, magazines, plastic. 5 BOX LIMIT.

Refuse and Resource Management

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Keeping up with Engineering


Stay informed about the summer construction projects by visiting the
Engineering Construction Web Page, which is updated on a weekly basis.  The newly added Capital Improvements Projects Tab details the larger Town projects that are of interest to our residents.  Please contact the Engineering Department at 860-253-6366 with any questions.

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