The Parks, Recreation & Culture Department was recognized as a finalist for the prestigious 2017 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management at the National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference in September. Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition. Read the full story
The town celebrated the grand opening of the new Public Works Service Facility in October 2017. The new complex, located at 922 N. 15th Street, houses the Public Works Department. Six buildings are included in the new campus — an administrative office building, fleet service, heated equipment storage, and covered storage buildings. This centrally located facility was completed without incurring debt, and will help better serve our citizens’ needs. Read the full story
In April, we launched YourGOV, a new platform for residents to submit service requests, compliments, and concerns to the town. Community members can visit windsorgov.com/YourGOV to submit general comments or drop a pin on the service map for infrastructure-related items on town-owned property, like potholes or graffiti at a local park. In 2017, town staff processed 98 general feedback submissions and 185 infrastructure-related service requests. Read the full story
The Farmers Market series made a triumphant return to Windsor this summer in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Concert Series. The revitalized market was held under the new Farmers Market Pavilion at Boardwalk Park, a complement to the Bandshell structure built in 2016. The Farmers Market Pavilion and return of the Farmers Market were the result of the 2016-18 Strategic Plan, and the town’s commitment to provide diverse, desirable recreation and cultural opportunities.