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Posted on: August 19, 2022

August 19: Community Connections from Fred

Byram Park pool

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The Byram Park pool.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

The Department of Parks and Recreation would like to hear from our community. The department has launched a brief survey regarding the Town’s upcoming annual Capital Budget request.

As we begin the start of the fiscal 2024 budget process, we would like to hear from residents regarding our capital budget and where they want to see us focus investment. Town departments submit capital budget requests to the First Selectman in the fall as part of the Town’s annual budget process. Capital projects are items that need funding that fall outside of the normal annual operating expenses, like equipment, infrastructure, and major upgrades to facilities.

The survey opened this week that gives residents the opportunity to share their feedback and ideas with a brief 5-question survey. It should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. The link to the survey,, which will be available until the end of the month, can be found here. Residents can also find it on our website, in the Parks and Recreation newsletter, as well as in an email from the department to all park pass holders. The survey includes a link to view the existing Town capital budget.

For questions about the survey, please contact Parks & Rec Business Services Manager at kambrosecchia@greenwichct.org.

 

Greenwich Avenue sewer installation

As part of the Town’s annual preventative maintenance program, the Department of Public Works Sewer Division inspected all of the Town sanitary sewer mains along Greenwich Avenue to identify areas in need of repair.  

The work was divided into seven separate work zones. The first five work zones, which included Greenwich Avenue between Arch Street and Lewis Street, have been completed. Construction is being done in Zone 6 is on Greenwich Avenue between Lewis Street and Amogerone Crossway. Work Zone 7 is on Greenwich Avenue between Amogerone Crossway and West Putnam Avenue with work expected to begin next week.

The work will be done between 5:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Work may begin earlier or extend beyond 4 p.m. on a site-specific basis due to site conditions or to minimize business impacts. Work is anticipated to occur weekdays. More details can be found here.

 

Recycling update

Black plastic takeout food containers ARE RECYCLABLE at the Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility. The Department of Public Works, Waste Disposal & Recycling Division, goes above and beyond to offer more recycling opportunities than the What’s In What’s Out (WIWO) list issued by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

In fact, Greenwich is one of the few municipalities that has the capability to recycle these containers. Learn what items can be recycled at the Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility and access the Waste Wizard tool HERE.

Also, please make sure your recyclables should be empty, rinsed and clean. Keep recyclables loose – do not bag or box.

 

COVID Update

Greenwich Hospital reported that as of Thursday, Aug. 18, there were 8 COVID-positive patients being treated.  A total of 123 patients are being treated in the Yale New Haven Health system. According to the state, as of August 11, the total number of Greenwich COVID cases (since the pandemic began in March 2020) increased to 15,518, an increase of 52 cases from a week ago. The number of residents whose deaths have been attributed to COVID remains at 126. 

Vaccine info

Log onto the Yale New Haven Health website to find a booster vaccine site.

Family Centers is offering weekday vaccine and testing clinics at 111 Wilbur Peck Court. Details can be found here.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is offering mobile vaccine clinics. Information on locations can be found here.

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Stay safe and wishing you all the best.

Fred

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