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    Mayor Don Trinks
    Deputy Mayor Jody Terranova                            Joe McAuliffe
    Nuchette Black-Burke
    Rich O’Reily

    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    President Leonard Lockhart
    Vice President David Furie  Maryam Khan                      Jim Dobler
    Ayana Taylor

    CONSTABLES
    Lawrence Jaggon         Steven Naraine

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Windsor Democrats are out and about!

Many Windsor Democratic Town Committee members are active in Windsor Climate Action, which will have a table this evening at the Windsor Community Block Party in Deerfield Park from 4:30 to 7:30 pm tonight.

Please come join us – register to win raffle items, learn more about local efforts to fight climate change and sign up for updates!

https://townofwindsorct.com/recreation/programs/community-block-parties/

Celebrate Windsor—Where Democrats Win!

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Please join us as we celebrate the wins made possible in Windsor, and say thank you and goodbye to former Windsor Deputy Mayor and Democratic Town Chair Al Simon —someone who has made this success possible.

When: Sunday, June 9, 6 pm – 8pm
Where: The Tavern at Keney Park

Get your tickets now!

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be on hand.

You’ll have the opportunity to talk with some of the people whose elections Al helped make possible—such as Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz—and others!

Tickets are $35. Friends of the Windsor DTC who want to ensure we continue our success, please make a gift of $100, $250 or $500.

Go online to https://daycampaign.com/Event/JuneFundraiser, or email Susan Miller, Treasurer, at susancmiller@comcast.net

It’s Time to Vote YES!

Spring is here, and that means budget season in Windsor! This week, the Town Council unanimously passed a bipartisan budget with a budgetary tax increase of 1.88% (for reference, 2018 inflation was 1.9%, so in real terms, this is a slight cut). The referendum will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Look up your polling place here!

What’s the bottom line?
This year’s town budget maintains all services and restores money for our public schools, all with a budgetary tax increase of 1.88% — less than the rate of inflation.

What’s new in the budget?
Even as costs continue to climb and net state aid is reduced, the town will be able to add the following:

  • Projects approved by the voters will begin: the Mill Brook open space recreation area, new public safety complex, and a public safety radio system to keep our first responders safe.
  • The police department will hire a community mental health clinician to address the opioid crisis and keep both police and people with mental illness safe.
  • Over ten miles of road resurfacing and repair.
  • A new personal finance teacher at the high school so that Personal Finance will become a required course for all graduates.
  • Expansion of our innovative summer school program that educates kids, creates school/family partnerships, and costs significantly less than traditional summer school.

What about budget cuts?
In order to keep the budgetary tax increase below the rate of inflation while making targeted increases to support our priorities, the schools made $390,000 in cuts to lower-priority spending, while the town government made approximately $100,000 in cuts.

Why should I vote YES?
For decades, Windsor has worked hard to promote economic growth, provide great services, and innovate in the school system while staying thrifty and responsible. Windsor has the second-lowest median property tax burden in the Hartford area. We want to continue to grow economically, improve our schools (and support increasing school enrollment as young families choose Windsor), and keep Windsor beautiful.

What about revaluation?
Revaluation takes place every five years under state law. The changes to your home’s assessment will take effect regardless of whether the budget passes. About 15% of homes will see either no tax increase or even a decrease. To see what your tax bill will be, both due to revaluation and the budget, visit https://townofwindsorct.com/finance/town-budget/fy-2020/tax-calculator/ .

How can I learn more?
More complete information is available on the town’s website. In addition, the League of Women Voters and CTVotes is holding informational forums:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019: 6:30 PM
Poquonock School
Community Budget Forum

Thursday, May 9, 2019: 6:30 PM
Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue
Community Budget Forum

Full house of Democrats hear statewide candidates at pasta dinner fundraiser

Bart’s Restaurant dining room was packed with over 50 Windsor Democrats on Columbus Day at our annual fall fundraiser. The energy in the room was considerable, and each speaker encouraged those assembled to work a little harder for the November 6 election.

Windsor Democrats are particularly excited about Jane Garibay’s run for the 60th District state house seat. Jane’s been working hard to reclaim this seat for Democrats. The district is all of Windsor Locks and the northern portion of Windsor.

Our thanks go out to US Congressman John Larson, and Lt Gov Susan Bysiewicz, Attorney General candidate William Tong, and Treasurer candidate Shawn Wooden, and State Representative Brandon McGee for attending.

Windsor Democratic headquarters is located at 181 Broad St, the 2nd floor of the Family Pizzeria building, and is open M-Th 5-9pm, Sat 12-5pm, and Sunday 4-8pm

To volunteer, please contact Windsor Democrats chairperson, Al Simon, at alan.simon@snet.net

 

 

Appreciation Dinner and Meeting Changed

Due to the inclement weather, the appreciation dinner and monthly meeting has been changed to Monday, January 8th at 6:00pm.   If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Darleen Klase at klasedar@gmail.com.

Appreciation Dinner- January 4th

We Believe In Windsor Because of YOU!
Thank You for Your Support in Electing the Democrats to the Majority

The Democratic Members of the Town Council, Board of Education and the Constables Appreciate the Work That YOU Did to Help Get Them Elected

The Democratic Town Committee
Invites You to An Appreciation Dinner at Bart’s on
Thursday, January 4th at 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Some of our Newly Elected Officials Will Be In Attendance along with the Members of the Democratic Town Committee

We Will Hold Our Monthly Meeting At 7:00 P.M.
You Are Also Invited To Stay For the Meeting

Thank you!!!

The Windsor Democrats would like to thank everyone for their support during this campaign season.  With your help knocking on doors, calling neighbors, advocating for our candidates with a positive message, working to get out the vote and coming out to vote, Windsor Democrats won by large margins on the Town Council, Board of Education and Constables.  We believe the residents of Windsor elected the leaders they deserve.   Thank you for all of your support!!

Results can be found here:

http://ctemspublic.pcctg.net/#/selectTown