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.
• AS THE 2014 SEASON BEGINS...NOW IS AN EXCELLENT TIME TO
BEGIN YOUR OWN PREPARATIONS.
NOAA HURRICANE web page at the National Weather Service for information.
• 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.
Board of Assessment Appeals
• The Town of East Haven Board of Assessment Appeals will meet in the Assessors office, 250 Main Street, East Haven on Monday September 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the purpose of hearing appeals from taxpayers on their 2013 Motor Vehicle Assessments. Applications are available in the Assessor’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and must be submitted by August 20, 2014. If you have any questions you may call the Assessors office at 203–4687–3233.
Town Accepting Applications for Renters’ Rebate Program
• The Town of East Haven has begun accepting applications for the State of Connecticut’s Renters’ Rebate program. The state program provides a reimbursement for East Haven renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. Visit the Social Services Department page for full details.
CT SOLAR CHALLENGE – WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
• The Town of East Haven is promoting the CT Solar Challenge. This program makes installing a solar system simple and affordable for East Haven residents. The program is only for 6 months, but will have the lowest solar electric prices in the history of solar energy! Rebate programs are a partnership of the CT Energy Efficiency Fund, Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority and your local electric and gas utility companies. See this 7/14/14 press release for contact information and meeting date.
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.
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/.
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.
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 Town 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.
• August 3rd – Prime Time band
• August 10th – The Barons
• August 17th – Vinnie Carr Party Band
• August 24th – Neopolitan Night
• August 31th – Locomotion Band
CLEAN UP EAST HAVEN
• SEPTEMBER SAVE THE SOUND COMMUNITY CLEAN UP!!! Join us Saturday September 13th from 9:00am to 10:00am at the East Haven Town Beach Parking Lot on Coe Ave. Garbage bags and rubber gloves will be provided.
ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
WE CARE ABOUT OUR TOWN, OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR ENVIRONMENT!
• The Town pays tribute to its seniors with an annual celebration on the Town Green, hosted by Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr., Saturday August 23rd from noon until 3:00 pm.
Vinny Carr will once again be the entertainment for dancing, much to the delight of all. This year’s festivities will also include door prizes and some informational tables. A lunch fare of hotdogs, salads, pickles, chips, soda, coffee and dessert will be provided. Seniors are reminded to bring their own chairs for additional comfort.
All seniors are welcome to join the Mayor for this day of fun, food and entertainment. "This annual day, dedicated to paying tribute to our "greatest generation", is one of our Town’s most unique and enjoyable events. To be able to show our appreciation to those who sacrificed and toiled for many years for their family, their Town and of course their country, is one of my most pleasing tasks as Mayor and one I will always look forward to. Anything we can do to show our gratitude and repay our ancestors for all they have done for us should always be one of our highest priorities." said Mayor Maturo.
In case of inclement weather, the Senior Day festivities will be held at the East Haven Senior Center, 91 Taylor Avenue.
• Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. and the East Haven Merit Award Committee have announced the 2014 Merit Award honorees. Congratulations to Barbara Esposito, Christine Gambardella and Lance Horton who will receive their awards at the annual banquet held on September 4th at the Country House Restaurant in East Haven.
• MERIT AWARD DINNER – The 2014 Merit Award winners will be honored at a dinner to be held on Thursday September 4th at 6:00 pm at the Country House Restaurant on Route 80 in Foxon. Information about dinner ticket will be coming soon along with the names of award winners. The Merit Award Dinner is the kickoff event for East Haven’s largest event, its annual Fall Festival, being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 5th, 6th and 7th on the Town Green. Anyone interested in tickets for the Merit Award Dinner may contact the Mayor’s office.
• The Fall Festival continues to be supported by corporate sponsorships and individual contributions. Anyone interested in helping with this effort, or for any further information on the Festival, should contact Frank Gentilesco, Jr. in the Mayor’s office, at 203–468–3204.
2014 FALL FESTIVAL HEADLINE ACT PREVIEW
• FRIDAY 9/5 @ 9:30PM – MOTOR CITY MAGIC
A tribute to the Temptations, Four Tops & Motown. Featuring Grammy Award Winner & former lead singer of the Temptations, "BARRINGTON "BO" HENDERSON" • SATURDAY 9/6 @ 9:30PM – HERMAN’S HERMITS Starring PETER NOONE • SUNDAY 9/7 @ 4:30PM – FEVER
• We are pleased to announce that there will be a food vendor serving breakfast items throughout the festival. Car show attendees can have breakfast and coffee on the green and visit the cars. So if you want something different give them a try.
• Even more delicious food this year with the introduction of fried ravioli and fried lasagna. Start with breakfast and eat at the festival all weekend long!
JOIN THE CHAMBER BUSINESS SHOWCASE
• The 2014 East Haven Fall Festival is right around the corner and the Chamber is planning its 2014 Business Showcase. The date this year is Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 10 AM until 3:30 PM, under the big tent on the East Haven Green. If you sign up your businesss before 8/1/14 you will get a reduced rate for the business showcase. Read the showcase letter for more details and print the showcase application.
East Haven Farmer’s Market
• East Haven Farmer’s Market on Sundays from 9:00am to 12:30pm from July 6th – October 12th @ East Haven Town Hall 250 Main Street.
• New this year a jewelry vendor and D & D Concessions food trailer with lunch for your entire family.
• Interested vendors should contact either Carolyn Bradley @ 203–710–2760 or Chris Vaiuso @ 203–444–1373. See the latest Farmer’s Market press release 7/1/14 for contact information and market details.
• See pictures of the Farmer’s Market taken on July 8th, 2012.
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.
SPRING AND SUMMER LANDFILL HOURS – PASSES REQUIRED
• Starting Saturday March 1, 2014, the East Haven Landfill will be open both Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am to 3:00pm. 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.
HAZWASTE CENTRAL IS OPEN
The Regional Water Authority runs Hazwaste Central at 90 Sargent Drive in New Haven. Safely dispose of household chemicals and protect our water resources. Residents from East Haven can come to the Center any Saturday thru the end of October.
Hours: 9 am until noon. Closed holiday weekends. Visit Hazwaste Central for more information and a list of acceptable items for disposal. Residential waste only, no latex paint, gas grill sized propane tanks or electronics.
EAST HAVEN POLICE DEPT WEBSITE
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
Summer Art is Back!!!
Summer Art returns for the 4th year in a row for teens ages 13–17 starting on Thursday, July 31, 2014. The program will run from 6:00–8:00 and feature a variety of art projects featuring painting and drawing. Light refreshment provided.
Schedule for Summer Art Program @ the Teen Center: Thursday July 31, Tuesday August 5, Wednesday August 6, Thursday August 7, Tuesday August 12, Wednesday August 13, Thursday August 14, and Monday, August 18.
There is NO COST for the program. View the program dates and program flyer. For more information or to register contact Bob Petrucelli, 203–468–3297; Ext 14 or by email
firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at the Teen Center!!!
• 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.
• To make a donation or voulunteer please contact Bob Petrucelli, Youth Service Bureau Coordinator, 203–468–3297, email email@example.com
• Visit the TEEN CENTER for information about the new strategic plan to combat underage drinking in East Haven.
DONATIONS NEEDED @ 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.
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•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 2013 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.