Welcome to our government website. We hope you will use these resources to make your life easier and to keep informed about your town and government.
Joseph Maturo Jr.
Mayor of East Haven, CT.
TOWN HALL INFORMATION
• Town Hall Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30A.M. – 4:30P.M.
• Mayor’s Office Hours: Monday thru Friday: 8:30A.M. – 4:30P.M. Residents are invited to call the Mayor’s Office to schedule an appointment with him.
• Mayor’s Office Phone:203–468–3204 and Government Phone Directory.
• When parking on town streets please be aware that the streets are narrow due to the snow and avoid parking directly across from another vehicle. School buses have been unable to get through some streets until vehicles were moved. Thank you for your cooperation.
• Ordinance & Beach Parking Fines the Town Council recently approved an ordinance which imposes a fine of $100 dollars for those who violate parking regulations at the beach and across Town, which the Mayor expects will significantly cut down on parking woes at the beach during the summer months. View the 02/09/15 press release and the updated ordinance Chapter 11, Article II, Division 1.
• MAILBOX CLAIMS The town’s latest mailbox claim policy information has been released. View and print the 2015 Mailbox Claims Policy.
• NEW ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING NONRESIDENT OWNER–LANDLORD
REGISTRATION PROVISIONS Read the press release from 1/28/15 for details. Get the form in the Planning & Zoning Dept. web page.
• Surplus of $951,000 Dollars
Read the press release from 1/18/15.
• Maturo Recommends Half–Mill Tax Decrease Following Strong News of Budget Surplus, Debt Reduction Read the press release from 1/12/15.
WINTER SAFETY RESOURCES
• KNOW IF YOUR ROOF IS OVERSTRESSED FROM SNOW! One lesson learned from the February 2013 storm was that FEMA has strict guidance for removal of snow (especially from loaded roofs). The pdf linked here details some of their suggestions on proper methods and safety measures for removal: FEMA Snow Load Safety Guidance. It summarizes warning signs of overstress conditions during a snow event, key safety issues and risks a snow event poses to buildings, and what to do after a snow event.
AT THE START OF A SNOW EVENT, WHEN SNOW BEGINS TO FALL,
A PARKING BAN WILL BE IN EFFECT: • All vehicles shall be parked on off–street facilities (driveways, etc.) where such off–street facilities are available.
• Otherwise, vehicles shall be permitted to park only on the EVEN numbered sides of streets, unless otherwise posted.
THE PARKING BAN SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL
36 HOURS AFTER THE SNOW EVENT HAS ENDED. • During especially large and/or dangerous events, in the event the Mayor declares a "SNOW EMERGENCY", this ban can be extended and the Mayor or Chief of Police can order the removal of all vehicles from any or all streets within the town to permit snow removal. This will enable the Public Services Department to properly and efficiently clear each street.
• SIDEWALKS: All residents and businesses must clear sidewalks of snow within 24 hours following the end of the storm.
EAST HAVEN GOVERNMENT TWEETS
In an effort to provide a wider variety of communications to the residents a new Town of East Haven Twitter Feed has been established. Easily get important information from your government in times of disaster and when there is no power for computers. Follow EastHavenCT on all your devices.
• SOCIAL SERVICES ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS FOR
ENERGY ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS
East Haven residents whose primary heating source is gas or electric can now apply for energy assistance through the 2014–2015 Connecticut Energy Assistance program. The Connecticut Energy Assistance program is a state and federally funded program which assists East Haven families with fuel expenses for their primary heating source. The program is designed to provide Energy Assistance to individuals and families that meet federal income guidelines. The Town of East Haven Social Services Department coordinates this program.
Appointments will be available Monday–Thursday from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the Social Services office, located in East Haven Town Hall, 250 Main Street. This service is available by appointment only for East Haven residents. To schedule an appointment please call the Town of East Haven Senior Center at 203–468–3277. The last date to apply is April 15, 2015.
Program eligibility is determined by the total income of the applicant’s household. The following documents must be brought in at the time of appointment for all household members 18 years of age or older:
• Last 4 weeks of any income documentation.
• Most recent bank statements.
• Most recent UI bill even if it is not your primary heating source.
• Most recent gas bill if you heat with gas.
To date Social Services has processed over 300 Energy Assistance applications from town residents who heat with oil. For more information, please contact Social Services at 203–468–3303.
• RENTER’ REBATE PROGRAM The Town is accepting applications for the Renters’ Rebate Program starting October 1, 2014. Visit the Social Services Department page for details about both programs.
LANDFILL SCHEDULE UPDATE
• Due to the near record snow, ice and cold, the Landfill will resume its Saturday schedule on March 14th.
• The Landfill is open for residents on every Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• During the next couple of weeks the Landfill will be open from 8:30 am to 3 pm as follows:
Friday, March 6th, Friday, March 13th, and Saturday, March 14th.
For further information, you may contact Public Services at 203–468–3327.
• Landfill Passes Required: If using any type of pickup truck, dump truck, cargo van, or trailer, please visit the Town Clerk’s office with the vehicle registration to purchase a landfill pass. The Town Clerk’s office is open Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
TOWN CLERK NEWS
NOW SEARCH EAST HAVEN LAND RECORDS ONLINE
• The East Haven Town Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce the availability online of land records indexed from 1977 to present, as well as scanned land records from 2005 to present. While searching the records is free, a $2.00 charge to view and or print a document applies. Visit the
Town Clerk Services web page for the link and further details.
LANDFILL PASSES REQUIRED
• As always if using any type of pickup truck, dump truck, cargo van, or trailer, please visit the Town Clerk’s office with the vehicle registration to purchase a landfill pass. The Town Clerk’s office is open Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. For more information, contact Public Services at 203–468–3329.
• EFFECTIVE APRIL 12, 2010: YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION & BUILDING PERMITS ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A LANDFILL PASS.
Obtaining a Landfill Pass: Landfill passes are purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office (250 Main Street) daily during regular business hours. Purchase a landfill pass if using a pickup, box, dump, masonry truck, commercial plate cargo van, or trailer. For current Landfill Pass requirements and fee schedule please read this Landfill Pass Policy press release.
STILL DEALING WITH HURRICANE DAMAGE?
• The Town Engineer & the Public Services Department have information for the public on a wide variety of pre and post disaster information. They have information on properly preparing in advance for our next inevitable natural disaster. They have a wealth of information from FEMA and the State DEEP to advice you on preparedness. They can also answer any questions about the Flood insurance program. Contact the departments for more information.
EAST HAVEN GOES GREEN!
RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS FOR FREE
• Your used electronics can now be recycled at the East Haven Landfill Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am to 3pm. Bring televisions, computers, laptops, monitors, cell phones, printers, keyboards, mice, and other household electronics to be responsibly recycled. There is no fee to recycle residential electronics. Items not accepted under the residential electronics recycling program include smoke detectors, hazardous materials and liquids, and air conditioners. Read the press release for more information.
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING
• Mayor Maturo reminds residents that the Town of East Haven continues to offer Residential Single Stream Recycling and has recently began to accept Electronic Waste at our Landfill. Information about what can be recycled is detailed in this document. Recycling is not only good for the environment but the Town saves $85 for every ton of waste that is recycled rather than put into our refuse. If we can increase our recycling significantly it will certainly help our taxpayers as we continue to help East Haven to remain an affordable community.
Get Information about United Illuminating’s Vegetation Program
• UI now has information on their vegetation management program in their website. Citizens should go to www.uinet.com and click the Protecting Your Service: UI’s Vegetation Program link on the left side of the page.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIVING & VOLUNTEERING
• VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED The Town of East Haven is looking for volunteer drivers in order to provide transportation for seniors for the purpose of providing rides for their medical appointments.
The conversion van, with wheelchair lift and handicapped access, is staffed by volunteers, with scheduling to be handled by the East Haven Senior Center. The amount of time the van can be on the road will depend on the number of drivers available. The van will be available for appointments both within the town and the surrounding communities.
Drivers of the van for this purpose will need to have a CT Motor Vehicle Driver’s License with an F endorsement (Taxi, Livery, Service Bus, Motor Coach). Anyone with a current non–commercial driver’s license may apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles for this proper endorsement.
Please contact Mayor Maturo’s office at (203) 468–3204, if you are interested in volunteering for this very worthwhile community service.
• EAST HAVEN FOOD PANTRY Donations of non–perishable food and monies (checks only) are encouraged. These donations can also be dropped off at Town Hall or the Hagaman Memorial Library during regular business hours. Volunteers are also needed, please contact Phyllis LaRoche at 203–469–1197.
East Haven Food Pantry at Christ and the Epiphany Church hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. and Saturday 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Reminder: Monetary donations have a purchasing power available to the Food Pantry of at least double the funds given.
Make your checks out to: East Haven Food Pantry.
Then mail your check to: East Haven Food Pantry 39 Park Place East Haven, CT 06512.
Visit East Haven Food Pantry for more information.
• MOTOR VEHICLE RECYCLING FOR WISHES Do you have an old vehicle you would like to dispose of?
At no cost to you, you can donate your vehicle to be either recycled or auctioned. Your tax–deductible, charitable donation helps wishes come true for kids. WHEELS FOR WISHES, a nonprofit that works with MAKE–A–WISH CONNECTICUT to turn old cars into wishes granted for local kids, will tow away old or broken down vehicles. To find out more, go to Connecticut.wheelsforwishes.org
or to donate the car to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation go to www.carstocurebreastcancer.org/connecticut/.
• SARAH RECYCLING: DONATE YOUR CANS & BOTTLES With the cooperation of Mayor Maturo, and support from a grant through The Alcoa Foundation, three large yellow recycling containers have been placed throughout town. Look for these bins in the parking lot at the East Haven Town Beach, the Town Green and the Foxon Recreation Community Center. You can donate your refundable bottles and cans by placing them in one of our large yellow bins located throughout town or visit their newly renovated SARAH Redemption Center located on Rt. 80 and redeem your bottles and cans to get back your nickel deposit. Read the press release for more detailed information.
Prescription Discount Card Program Savings Residents Money
Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. is pleased to report that for the first 12 months of the Town’s Prescription Drug Discount Card Program, the number of participants continues to grow with an average dollar savings of 57% for a total dollar savings of over $ 87,000. Read the latest information about the success of this program in the
press release from July 2014. The card offers all uninsured and underinsured residents steep savings on prescription medicines and should have already been mailed to your home. View the PROACT CARD flyer for more information.
• Need a Prescription Discount Card? Additional cards are available at the Mayor’s office or visit www.CTRxDiscountCard.com, and select East Haven from the drop–down menu to print a card online.
EAST HAVEN EVENTS
• EAST HAVEN TO HOST 2015 COLUMBUS DAY PARADE The parade will be held on Sunday October 11th as marchers will step off in the downtown district of East Haven. Chairman Laura Luzzi and General Co–Chairperson Joanne Mallinson invite all participants, sponsors and those interested in volunteering for this event
to visit the Columbus Day Parade website at: www.columbusdaynewhaven.org/.
EAST HAVEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
The East Haven Police Dept website has replaced the Police Department page in this government website. You will find forms, phone numbers, Police Commission minutes and much more on their new website. I suggest everyone visit and learn about the valuable resources available to the public then bookmark it in your Internet browser.
The Police Department appreciates the support of our residents in reporting these crimes and assisting in identifying the perpetrators. Callers can remain anonymous when providing information.
TEEN CENTER NEWS
EAST HAVEN vs. HARLEM WIZARDS BASKETBALL
East Haven High School SADD and East Haven Partnership to Reduce Youth Drinking (EH PRYD) Presents a FUN, FAMILY FRIENDLY event.
• A team of East Haven school teachers (East Haven Yellow Jackets) will play the Harlem Wizards on Friday, March 13, 2015 for a comedy basketball game. The game will be played at East Haven High School beginning at 7 pm, doors open at 6 pm. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, if not sold out. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at all Capotorto’s Apizza Center or online at the harlemwizards.com.
We want to pack the gym so please encourage your friends and family to buy tickets as soon as possible. Proceeds from the event will benefit East Haven High School SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving).
• Visit the TEEN CENTER web page for more information about these teen center events.
• East Haven PRYD Help for Parents Two videos for parents on how to have a conversation with your children on alcohol and other drugs have been posted in the Youth Services web page.
•TOWN OF EAST HAVEN ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) MUNICIPAL NOTICE & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES have been updated and are posted in the Administration & Management Office page.
• To file a complaint with East Haven Public Schools please contact
the Superintendent at 203–468–3261.
EAST HAVEN PHOTOS & INFORMATION
• VIEW FALL FESTIVAL PHOTOS. Links to all Fall Festival Photo Albums and other photos taken since 2008, when the new town website was created, can be found in the
MEDIA web page.
• View over 60 photo albums covering the people and events in East Haven, CT since 2008.
• FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LOCAL EVENTS DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THE TOWN BULLETIN BOARD.
Get information about local fairs, walks, fund raisers, golf tournmaments, support groups, soup kitchens, charitable groups, Rotary events, and other local events.
Senior Center Birthday Celebration Photos!
See our new Senior Center Monthly Birthdays Photo Album. It’s where you and your family can see pictures of the monthly birthday honorees starting with December 2011.