Posted on October 15, 2018 by admin
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Department of Consumer Protection have recently released a notice urging homeowners to ‘make an assessment of risky dead trees’ while they still have leaves.
DEEP and DCP advise homeowners to look for the following:
Signs you have a risky dead tree
Most healthy hardwood trees would have retained their leaves until the end of September, while unhealthy or dead trees would have already shed or may have never produced leaves this growing season. The lack of greenery during the growing season is clear indication a tree is dead and should be removed if it is a threat to property.
What you should do before hiring a contractor
** It will be helpful to know how long the work is anticipated to take, the costs, the final outcome and what responsibilities you may have in the process**
**If you have a complaint regarding a home improvement contractor that you haven’t been able to resolve by contacting that individual or business, you are encouraged to file a complaint with DCP by emailing email@example.com**
According to DEEP and DCP, starting in 2015, Connecticut experienced three consecutive years of expanding Gypsy moth caterpillar defoliation caused by dry springs. This drought inhibited a moisture dependent soil fungus that solely impacts gypsy moth caterpillar from emerging. In addition, the statewide establishment of Emerald ash borer is causing extensive ash mortality.
Connecticut has been long recognized as having the highest WUI indices in the United States. WUI otherwise known as the Wildland-Urban Interface, is a term that recognizes the proximity of peoples’ homes to forests, wetlands and grasslands. A common term used in fire prone areas of the US, many are surprised at Connecticut’s WUI ranking which is caused by a high percentage of tree canopy cover over a densely populated area. WUI helps explain why so many Connecticut residents are impacted by forest pest outbreaks and severe storms.
Posted on October 1, 2018 by admin
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I’m sharing a recent announcement from the State Department of Transportation regarding the Route 151 bridge over Shady Brook. On October, 18th 7:00 p.m. at East Haddam Municipal Office Complex 1 Plains Road, Moodus, there will be a public meeting about the culvert replacement project. The project is expected to begin in 2021 and it is anticipated that the road will be closed to traffic for 2 weeks.
Read below for more information:
Public Information Meeting – Bridge No. 06887,
Route 151 over Shady Brook in East Haddam
Location: East Haddam Municipal Office Complex, Conference Rooms 1 & 2, 1 Plains Road, Moodus, CT 7:00 pm
The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed replacement of Bridge No. 06887, Route 151 over Shady Brook, East Haddam.
The purpose of the project is to replace the existing 84-inch and 72-inch diameter ACCMP culverts with a 12-foot by 8-foot precast concrete box culvert with a depressed invert to accommodate a natural stream channel bottom through the structure. The existing structure needs to be replaced as the corrugated metal pipe is deteriorated and is showing areas of complete section loss.
It is anticipated the culvert replacement will require Route 151 to be closed to vehicular traffic for approximately two weeks. During this time vehicles will be detoured via Route 149 to Route 82 to Route 151.
There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed improvements It is anticipated that three partial takes and three temporary construction easements will be required.
Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2021 based on the availability of funding. The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $2.2 million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80 percent Federal Funds and 20 percent State funds.
The Public Information Meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning this proposed project.
The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department’s Language Assistance Call Line at (860) 594-2109, requests should be made at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and must instruct the operator to contact (860) 594-2243. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.
Plans of the proposed project will be on display for public review. Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project. More detailed information is available at the Department’s Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays. Anyone wishing to discuss the project may contact Mr. Louis D. Bacho at (860) 594-3212 or by e-mail at Louis.Bacho@ct.gov. Plans are also available for review at the town of East Haddam.
Location: East Haddam Municipal Office Complex, Conference Rooms 1 & 2, 1 Plains Road, Moodus, Connecticut 06469 7:00 PM
Contact: Louis Bacho, Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Phone: (860) 594-3212
Posted on September 17, 2018 by admin
On Friday, September 21st, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting the 2018 Stand Down event at the Rocky Hill Veterans’ Home from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Connecticut’s veterans deserve the services that they have earned.
Many community providers will have booths set up at the event with specialists to help veterans receive and learn about their earned service benefits, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and legal services.
Additional details are below: