Monday, March 18, 2019
Public Access

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  Yard Waste Collection Resumes
Yard Waste Collection is scheduled to resume on Monday, March 18. Leaves, grass clippings, and shrubbery trimmings that are placed in paper bags will be collected on your regular garbage collection day every week beginning on the 3rd Monday in March. Any left over Christmas Trees, as well as bundled brush, (prepared to no longer than 4 feet in length and 4 inches or less in diameter) can also be placed at the curb for collection. Both Paper Bags and Bundles of Brush must weigh less than 40 lbs. to ensure collection. A separate truck picks up yard waste materials for composting at the Town's Landfill and Transfer Station site. Paper bags are available for purchase at the Landfill Office, Senior Citizens Center, the Community Y, and the Town Hall Customer Service & Information Center during regular business hours. More information on Yard Waste Collection is available online: http://sanitation1.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/residential-collection/curbside-yard-waste-collection/

Manchester CERT Looking for New Members
What is CERT? Simply put, CERT is neighbors helping neighbors. During a major disaster or severe storm the Town’s first responders may be committed to other emergencies or be unable to respond due to road closures. Town’s people who are CERT trained need not be part of a “team”, but membership is an option. As a trained CERT, you will be able to take care of your family, check on your neighbor’s well being and if you decide to join the Manchester CERT team, you will receive additional training in areas such as ham radio, Shelter operation, Fire/Police and more. The choice is up to you. Must 18 years or older before being able to be a full team member. However, youths may be part of the team, with their parent’s permission. Although the youths will not be permitted to do any responses the team may respond. The class, the text books and the gear are all supplied to each student at NO cost to the student. That’s right – the class is free! What do I have to do to take the training? It’s easy - just register for the training class. The class goes for 9 Monday nights from 6:30 PM to about 9:30 each night, beginning March 18, 2019. For more information, please contact Donald Janelle (team coordinator) at 860-647-5259 anytime during business hours. If no one answers, please leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible. Alternatively, contact him via email at djanelle@manchesterct.gov.

"Unity In Diversity"
Two Free special opportunities to learn about our Asian/Indian families. Hear from families, providers and medical professionals about their experiences with Asian/Indian families. 1:30 PM - 1st Discussion with Dr. Rucha Londhe 5:30 PM - 2nd Event Panel Discussion Light Refreshments will be served. To register and information go to website listed below or contact Rhonda Philbert at 860-647-4557 or b25rphil@mpspride.org

7:00pm [7:00pm] Adult Book Discussion
The Manchester Public Library will have its March meeting of their adult book club on Monday March 18, 2019. This month’s selection is Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran. From the internationally best-selling author of Nefertiti and Cleopatra's Daughter comes the breathtaking story of Queen Lakshmi - India's Joan of Arc - who against all odds defied the mighty British invasion to defend her beloved kingdom. Told from the unexpected perspective of Sita - Queen Lakshmi's most favored companion and most trusted soldier in the all-female army - Rebel Queen shines a light on a time and place rarely explored in historical fiction. In the tradition of her best-selling novel, Nefertiti, and through her strong, independent heroines fighting to make their ways in a male-dominated world, Michelle Moran brings nineteenth-century India to rich, vibrant life. (From www.goodreads.com) No registration required for this free book discussion event. Copies of the book are available for check out at either the main library or at Whiton Branch Library, 100 N Main Street. For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-645-0821 or visit the library website.

[7:00pm] Planning & Zoning Commission Schedule 2019-2020
The following is a schedule of meetings to be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Meetings take place on Mondays unless otherwise noted, and will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room, 494 Main St. At combined Public Hearing and Business meetings, the Public Hearing portion will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the Business Meeting will follow immediately after the hearings are closed. To view public hearing notices, agendas, actions and minutes click here: http://planning1.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/boards-and-commissions/planning-zoning-commission-inland-wetlands-agency-aquifer-protection-agency/ (Please note: Public Hearing notices are available 11 days before meeting dates and agendas 48 hours before meeting dates). MEETING DATES February 4, 2019 (Cancelled) February 20, 2019 (Wednesday) March 4, 2019 (Cancelled) March 18, 2019 April 1, 2019 April 17, 2019 (Rescheduled from April 15) May 6, 2019 May 20, 2019 June 3, 2019 June 17, 2019 July 1, 2019 July 15, 2019 August 12, 2019 September 4, 2019 (Wednesday) September 16, 2019 October 7, 2019 October 21, 2019 November 4, 2019 November 18, 2019 December 16, 2019 January 6, 2020 January 22, 2020 (Wednesday

[7:00pm] Public Hearing: Town Sidewalk and Curb Plan
Public Hearing: Town Sidewalk and Curb Plan The Town of Manchester Planning and Zoning Commission will update the Town Sidewalk and Curb Plan. The five-year Plan articulates policies for where new sidewalks should be installed; effectively and sensibly deals with new installations in developed areas; sets guidelines on how and whether to decide to remove sidewalks in certain areas and identifies priorities for filling in gaps and/or extending the existing system. The Commission will hold a Public Hearing on March 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room. The proposed updates are online at http://planning1.townofmanchester.org/NewPlanning/assets/File/Development%20Applications%2C%20Regulations%20and%20Maps/Proposed%20Sidewalk%20Plan%20%26%20Map%20for%20Website.pdf