City of Waterbury Newsletter
February 2014
  
  
Upcoming Meetings & Events
 
February 6: Police Graduation Ceremony at the Palace Theater, 6:00 p.m.
 
February 6: Mayor O'Leary hosting his monthly show on WATR 1320AM radio, 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Listen live: www.watr.com.
 
February 9: The 2013 Red Sox World Series Championship trophy is coming to Waterbury PAL, 64 Divison St., on Sunday, Feb. 9. It will be on display from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
  
February 10: Board of Aldermen meeting.
  
February 14: Lithuanian Mayor for the Day
  
February 17 & 18: City offices closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
  
February 19: African-American Mayor for the Day
  
February 20: Combine your love for beer and art. Mattatuck Museum hosts Bier-Fest.
  
February 21: Kosovo Mayor for the Day
  
January 20-April 7:
New Opportunities, Inc. is offering free income tax preparation assistance.
  
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Message from Mayor O'Leary

From the onset of my administration one of my main focuses has been openness and accessibility to the public, not only from my office, but from all City departments. To that end, the Office of the Mayor has produced an electronic newsletter to keep you informed of meetings, events, activities, and initiatives important to the community.  Today's technology has dramatically increased communication channels, and as a result, raised our information expectations.  The newsletter is not only a necessary move into 21st century technology, but most importantly, creates an essential link between our citizens and their government. I hope that this new electronic newsletter will complement our prior efforts and broaden even further the City's ability to become a major resource for people looking to learn what our city has to offer them.

City of Waterbury Parking Ban Effective Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

 

In preparation for the impending winter storm the following parking ban will be effective Tuesday February 4, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.

 

In addition to all currently posted "Snow Zones" there will be NO Parking on the ODD numbered side of all City streets.

 

Vehicles parked in snow zones or the ODD numbered side of streets may be towed at the owner's expense.

 

Please visit the City website at www.waterburyct.org for additional parking restrictions that may be implemented due to weather conditions.

City Garners $120,000 Childhood Obesity Prevention Award

 

Watch the video
  
On Jan. 23, 2014, Waterbury won the Childhood Obesity Prevention Award in Washington, D.C. The grant awards were divided into small, medium and large city categories, with first place and second place awards given in each category. In the medium city category, Mayor O'Leary and the City of Waterbury were recognized with the first place award for their collaborative efforts on launching the Kid's Marathon Program with the Rod Dixon Kid's Marathon Foundation.  Waterbury City Clerk Michael Dalton was instrumental in introducing the program to the city.

The $120,000 grant will support the 2014 Kid's Marathon Program, a partnership between the YMCA, City of Waterbury, Department of Education, Boys and Girls Club, Police Activity League and Connecticut Association of Schools, aimed at introducing the sport of running to youth ages 7-12, over a 12-week period and at no charge to the participants.
Drescher�s Restaurant Will Open Under A New Name
 
The former Drescher's Restaurant, located at 25 Leavenworth St., will reopen as Pies and Pints Brew Pub.  We are looking forward to their grand opening, sometime before St. Patrick's Day.
City of Waterbury Online Procurement
 

Purchasing Department has launched a new procurement website that will automate the City of Waterbury's bid process.  You can register your business on the new eBid site by visiting: www.waterburyct.org/purchasing.

Notice of Availability of 2014-2015 CDBG Funding
  
Those interested in applying for CDBG, ESG, or HOME funds should request an application via the Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC) website: www.wdconline.org and submit their applications to WDC no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
Holiday Tree Collection

 

The final curbside collection of holiday trees will be conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, weather permitting. Residents are advised to place trees at the curb the day before this collection. Residents may also dispose of trees at the Mark Lane Transfer Facility Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Trees must be free of all lights and decorations. No artificial trees are collected at this time. Artificial trees are collected with the regular solid waste collection.  If you have any questions, please call the Bureau of Refuse at 203-574-6857.

Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance at Silas Bronson Library

 

AARP tax volunteers are offering assistance to seniors and others every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand St.

 

February: 4, 11, 25

March: 4,11, 18, 25

April: 1, 8