As we head into the summer months, I’d like to remind everyone about our wonderful Summer Concerts on the Green series which will take place every Tuesday evening from 6-8pm, throughout July (rain date will be Wednesday of the same week).
In addition, we will have Tuesday Movie Nights on the Green beginning in August (please stay tuned to the Library website for details). Just prior to the Tuesday August 6th movie, there will also be a Town Picnic on the Green, designed to encourage neighbors to meet each other. These concerts and movies are always delightful events and a nice way to unwind and relax, visit with neighbors and friends, and enjoy the summer breeze. I hope to see you there!
Newly Planted Trees
While visiting our Town Center Campus for these summer events, I hope you will have an opportunity to see our beautification efforts “taking bloom” – the plantings in Arden’s Garden, at the entry to the Green, have now been joined by two new trees that have been donated to honor the legacy of a pair of Woodbridge residents. These recent tree donations are part of our Bench and Tree donation program – details on how you may also participate are available at our website: woodbridgeCT.org.
In addition, the first five trees planned for the Center Road border of the Fitzgerald Tract have also been planted – many thanks to our Parks Department and foreman Adam Parsons for this work to improve the look of such a frequently visited area in the center of our Town.
Update On Former Country Club Property
The Board of Selectmen held a Special meeting June 4th at which we selected Brian St. Pierre and Insite Development to be our preferred developer. As I said at this meeting, I believe the Board has achieved substantial progress on a plan for the future of the former Country Club property, and we are now moving forward, taking the required steps to prepare for a referendum regarding the sale of approximately 60 acres for age-restricted housing on the 155-acre former Country Club parcel. The Town would retain approximately 95 acres of this parcel for the public to enjoy.
I will continue to keep everyone up-to-date on progress and I would also like to stress how important it is that our process culminates with the opportunity for the residents and property owners of Woodbridge to directly decide on this issue, with their vote at a Referendum. I thank everyone for your continued attention to this matter.
Transfer Station Changes
At our June meeting, the Board of Selectmen acted to set the rate per ton for disposal of solid waste by Commercial Haulers only. There will be no charges for disposal of recycling (visit the website RecycleCT.com to review State recycling requirements for all households, whether utilizing a Commercial service or not).
Haulers will be weighed on the scale that was recently installed at the Transfer Station. Residents who utilize the Transfer Station will not be charged for solid waste or recycling, and will not be required to utilize the scale at this time.
Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful summer. As always, my door at Town Hall remains open. Please feel free to visit or call me with any questions or concerns you may have. I always enjoy hearing from residents.
Beth Heller is Woodbridge First Selectman. She may be reached by phone at Town Hall, 203-389-3401, or by email to bheller@woodbridgect.