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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Community Newsletter from Fred Camillo: Tax bills being mailed Monday, June 21

Starting July 1, the 2021-22 Holly Hill Resource Recovery Center permits will be required to use the dump. 

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors. 

Tax bills coming 

Tax Collector Heather Smeriglio has announced that tax bills are scheduled to be mailed on Monday June 21.  At that time bills may be viewed and paid at the Tax Collector’s webpage on www.greenwichct.org  

The first installment of the 2020 Grand List for Real Estate is due on July 1, and will be considered delinquent after August 2.  All personal property and motor vehicle taxes are due in full on July 1, and also will be considered delinquent after August 2, 2021.  If your bank is escrowing your real estate taxes, you will not receive a tax bill. 

The Tax Collector’s office is open to the public to pay in person 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bill payments may be mailed to PO Box 3002 Greenwich, CT 06836-3002 or paid via the online system at www.greenwichct.org 

If you have any questions, call 203-622-7891 or email taxcollector@greenwichct.org 

AVID graduation 

Congratulations to the 40 members of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Class of 2021.

Selectwoman Lauren Rabin and myself were happy to help celebrate the accomplishments of the class along with their friends, family, teachers, administrators and mentors at their year-end graduation party at Greenwich High School. To mark the occasion, I issued a proclamation and designated June 16 as AVID Day. 

As part of AVID SUCCESS, students received a gift card to their college bookstore, a huge box of dorm supplies generously donated by OCM, AVID swag, Members Credit Union cups, and academic awards and accolades from their AVID teachers, Ken Alcorn and Frank Kovac. Nearly 100% of the graduates will be entering college in the fall with one student joining the United States Marine Corps. 

The Greenwich Alliance for Education funded the implementation of AVID at GHS in 2008 and later the expansion to Central and Western Middle schools. Since then, several hundred students have graduated from the AVID program. AVID is an internationally recognized college-readiness system designed to close the achievement gap and promote equity and access in education. 

Congratulations to the AVID grads and to the students who will be participating in the Greenwich High School graduation ceremony on Monday evening. 

Friends of Greenwich Point 

Please mark your calendars … the Friends of Greenwich Point and the Department of Parks & Recreation will host a mile-a-minute vine cleanup of the Holly Grove at Greenwich Point on June 26. The group and volunteers will meet at the grove from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Long clothes and gloves are required. Participants must bring their own water supply.


New Holly Hill Facility Entrance Permit Required 

You Had Me At Yellow Graphic with ExampleIt’s time for residents to purchase the new Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility entrance permits. 

Starting on July 1, all residents will need to prominently display the new permit in order to enter the Holly Hill Facility. For a $25 fee, residential permit holders can take advantage of disposing all accepted materials – including municipal solid waste (MSW), recycling, organic waste and bulky waste – at the Holly Hill Resource Recovery facility for the entire year. 

To align with the Town of Greenwich’s fiscal year, the permit can be used between July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The fastest way to apply for a permit is online and can be found on the Public Works section of the greenwichct.gov website. 

To help staff and ensure the traffic will flow more smoothly, residents should show their permit by hanging the tag on the rearview mirror of their vehicle. The proceeds from the permit fees help defray the Town’s costs to dispose of all of the materials dumped at the recovery center. Every little bit helps the environment -- take advantage of the food scrap recycling program, as well as other recycling opportunities at the facility.   

The Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility, 4 Holly Hill Lane, is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. For more information, click HERE. 

Deadline to renew the 2019 residential parking permits 

The 2019 Residential Parking Permit renewal process is being conducted only online (submitting an application, proving residency by uploading documents, and rendering payment).  

· Renew online until June 30, 2021 by logging onto  https://www.greenwichct.gov/576/Residential-Parking-Permit 

· It is a multi-step process and emails are sent to the permittee for each step, along the process.

· Questions: email Parking Services at parkingpermits@greenwichct.org 

Welcome aboard Abilis 

The Town is pleased to be able to partner with Abilis to operate the Island Beach Concession this summer season.

The Greenwich nonprofit which provides services for individuals and their families with special needs submitted a request for proposal with plans to offer a delicious cold and hot drinks, fresh baked goods, salads, sandwiches, various snacks, candy, and ice cream.

Similar to its operation at The Café at Greenwich Library, Abilis will partner with food purveyors in town, including Upper Crust Bagel Company, Happiness Is Back Country Market & Café, Arcuri’s Pizza and Shearwater Coffee Roasters.

Stay tuned for the opening date – which we expect will be in coming days – by following Abilis on  Facebook, Instagram at @islandbeach.concession and

Twitter @IslandBeachConcession. The concession will be open daily at 10 a.m. 


COVID-19 update 

The good news continues as the Health Department Director Caroline Baisley reports there are two active cases in Town today, for a total of 5,124 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020. There aren’t any COVID patients being treated at Greenwich.


Vaccine and testing information:

For homebound residents, the Family Health Division of the Health Department can provide assistance. Residents need to contact their physician to request that a doctor’s order for a vaccine shot is forwarded to the Health Department. Doctors can contact the Family Health Division by calling 203-622-6495.

  Here is a list of available vaccine providers: 

  • Yale New Haven Health:

Sign up online here, or call 1-833-275-9644. 

  • Stamford Health:

Sign-up online here, or call 203-276-7300. 

  • CVS Health (Limited Locations):

Sign up online here, or call 1-800-679-9691. 

Testing information: 

  • Greenwich Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health system can be found here. 
  • Community Health Center can be found here. 
  • Family Centers at Wilbur Peck Court can be found here. 

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The Board of Selectmen will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m. June 24. The full agenda can be found here.

 

Stay safe and all the best,

  

Fred 

 

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